2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Stephen Strasburg
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season
It was another productive year for Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg . He won a career high 18 games while posting a 3.32 ERA and notching his sixth straight season with a K/9 above 10.00. He got himself a ring, too, which is nice, and including the postseason, he logged a career high 245.1 innings in 2019. If the season started on time, there would be more concern for a guy who has dealt with his fair share of arm injuries coming off an elongated season with an elevated workload. However, due to the Coronavirus, he’s gained some of that time back, which will help. Strasburg may not be the best pitcher in the game, as many thought he could become during his highly-touted prospect years, but he’s a great fantasy asset, and he is one of the elite producers on a per-inning basis.
Since the start of 2017, Strasburg ranks in the top ten amongst starters in strikeout rate. Additionally, he ranks inside the top 12 and 15 in ERA and soft contact created, respectively. His...