Stephen Strasburg has been worth more than 27 WAR in his career, per Baseball-Reference. Only Mike Trout has more among 2009 first-round picks, and Strasburg also stands up well in the up-and-down history of players selected No. 1 overall.
Stephen James Strasburg is a professional baseballer from America who pitches for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He was born on July 20, 1988 in San Diego, California in the United States. Strasburg was selected by the Nationals during the first overall pick in the year 2009 Major League Baseball draft. He was known to have made his Major league debut in the year 2010. He is known to be an All-Star three times.
He was well-known for being gifted and remarkable during his time in high school, and he also played baseball in college for the San Diego Aztecs. He rose to become one of the nation’s top collegiate pitchers. When he threw for the American baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he also took home a bronze medal. He is reputed to have led the National League in strikeouts in 2014 while pitching a fastball that averaged 94.8 mph at the time. The 2019 World Series MVP award went to him.
Is Strasburg A Hall Of Famer?
Not really. Before he threw a single pitch in Major League Baseball, he was already considered a future Hall of Famer. As luck would have it, Strasburg has spent nearly his entire time in the capital as a supporting actor.