Stephen Strasburg

Baseball Player
Born Jul 20, 1988

Stephen James Strasburg is a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals, who selected him with the first pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut with the Nationals in 2010. Strasburg was called the "most-hyped pick in draft history" by ESPN and the "most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball" by Sports Illustrated. Strasburg's major league debut on June 8, 2010, produced a franchise-record 14 strikeouts.… Read More

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1988 Birth Born on July 20, 1988.


2006 17 Years Old He finished with three varsity letters, set school records in ERA and shutouts, and was named his school's 2006 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. … Read More
2007 18 Years Old …  In the summer of 2007, Strasburg also played for the Torrington Twisters of the collegiate summer baseball New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). … Read More
In 2008, as a sophomore, Strasburg was converted to a full-time starting pitcher. … Read More


…  Strasburg was selected by Washington with the first pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Nationals in 2010. … Read More
…  He was married on January 9, 2010, to Rachel Lackey, whom he had met while they were students at San Diego State. … Read More
Strasburg made his first rehab start on August 7, 2011 for the Hagerstown Suns.
His 2012 season marked a successful return to form; Strasburg was selected to play in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. … Read More
Strasburg pitched Opening Day for the Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2013. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old 2015 was a disappointing year for Strasburg and the Nationals as injuries limited his production to 127 innings, his lowest output since 2011. … Read More
On May 9, 2016, it was reported that Strasburg had agreed to a 7-year, $175 million extension to remain with the Nationals. … Read More
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