Stephen Strasburg Age: How Old Is Stephen Strasburg?

Stephen Strasburg

Stephen James Strasburg is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Washington Nationals.

Strasburg was the first overall pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by Washington. He debuted in the major leagues in 2010 and has since gone on to become a three-time All-Star.

 Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg

Strasburg played collegiate baseball for the San Diego State Aztecs after being a good but unrefined high school baseball player at West Hills High School.

He became one of the top collegiate pitchers in the country during his time there. Strasburg won a bronze medal for the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

He was dubbed the “most hyped pick in draft history” by ESPN and the “most touted and widely watched pitching prospect in baseball history” by Sports Illustrated two years later.

Strasburg set a franchise record with 14 strikeouts in his major league debut in June 2010.

Strasburg tore a ligament in his pitching arm a few months into his major league career. Tommy John surgery and a year of rehabilitation were required because of the damage.

On September 6, 2011, he returned to the Nationals, however he only pitched 24 innings that season. Strasburg had a great return to form in 2012, earning him a spot in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.

Strasburg topped the National League in strikeouts in 2014, with an average fastball velocity of 94.8 mph.

In the 2019 postseason, he won five games, tying Randy Johnson and Francisco Rodrguez for the most victories in a single postseason.

Strasburg was named the 2019 World Series MVP after helping the Washington Nationals defeat the Houston Astros.

How Old Is Stephen Strasburg?

Stephen Strasburg is 33 years old. He was born on July 20, 1988.