Evaluating Strasburg's Fantasy Impact

Evaluating Strasburg's Fantasy Impact
June 3, 2010, 3:12 pm
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Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:11 a.m.CSNwashington.comComparing Strasburg To Other Hyped Pitchers
Stephen Strasburgs final minor league start is less than two hours away and his first major-league start is a mere five days away.With his arrival to Washington, how does the right-hander shape up from a fantasy perspective?Logic would indicate that well see some drop-off in these minor league numbers as he adjusts to the big leagues, but how much? Ron Shandler writes in USA Today.Shandler looked at the last five pitching prospects who arrived with hype, including San Franciscos Tim Lincecum, Tampa Bays David Price and Atlantas Tommy Hanson.In every case, there was a notable drop-off in ERA and erosion of skills indicators as the pitcher adjusted to major league hitters, Shandler writes. And in most every case, there was also a notable improvement in the sophomore year. We can likely expect the same with Strasburg.But that doesnt mean watching him this summer wont be fun.