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Daily Futures: One more stop

Stephen Strasburg will be riding the Green Line to work before you know it

Updated: May 10, 2010, 10:01 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
StrasburgAP Photo/Kevin RivoliIt's only a matter of time now.

Told You There Was Nothing To Worry About

Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse)
Friday's stats: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

You may have read about Strasburg's Friday start already, but the essential point to remember is this: While his last Double-A start wasn't as sharp as we've come to expect, we said then there's nothing to worry about -- and we stand by that now. He went six innings in his Triple-A debut, throwing only 65 pitches, but was masterful. Other than a ground ball single up the middle, the Syracuse outfield got the equivalent of a six-inning nap; of the 18 outs he recorded, six were by strikeout and 12 were by groundball. He remains a bit of a tease for Nationals fans. He is ready to pitch in the big leagues now and his debut could be less than a month away, as Buster Olney predicts.


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