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Stephen Strasburg is a well-known professional baseball pitcher who is 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.

Stephen Strasburg was born on July 20, 1988 in San Diego California in the United States. He is a baseball pitcher who plays for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He got his selection with the first round overall pick in the year 2009. 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.

Strasburg commenced his professional career in the year June 16, 2009. He was drafted as number one overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. It will interest you to know that, he was known in August 2009 to sign a record-breaking four-year $15.1 million contract with the Nationals, a record that shattered a dollar amount which was previously held by Mark Prior who was known to have signed for $10.5 million in the year 2001.

Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg

What Happened To Strasburg?

Injury-wise, Strasburg has a dismal recent record. After undergoing surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome, his 2021 season was cut short.

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