Strasburg the ace we expected
The powerful right-hander is living up to the hype while getting a lot less of it
But it's time to stop taking Strasburg for granted because, although he might not be the media sensation he was when he debuted in 2010, here's the truth: He's better now than he's ever been. How? He's going deeper into games; he's neutralizing left-handed batters; and, in direct relation to that, his changeup has developed into a legitimate weapon.
In other words, he has become the ace we expected him to be.
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