Daily Futures: A tale of two pitchers

Stephen Strasburg? Still elite. Andrew Cashner? Maybe the Cubbies' next closer.

Updated: May 13, 2010, 12:02 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
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And Now, We Wait Some More

Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse)
Wednesday's stats: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K

It's a waste of time to talk about how well Strasburg pitched, and it's a waste of time to act like him delivering six no-hit innings has any effect on his big league timetable, which remains on course for an early June debut. We can have fun with numbers, though -- and share that so far, opposing batters are 14-for-116 (.121) against Strasburg, with two doubles, eight walks and 40 strikeouts. My favorite split? Batters leading off an inning against the uber-prospect are 0-for-31. It's really all the fun we can have at this point. You know, other than watching him pitch.