Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Why does everyone compare Strasburg to Mark Prior? just because he was a highly hyped college starter who had an electric fastball?
Mark Prior had horrible mechanics, while from every indication Strasburg has great mechanics. Just because he throws fast doesn't mean he's destined ti blow his arm out. Hell Mark Mulder blew his arm out and he didn't even throw 90. Meanwhile Randy Johnson had a big fastball and a hall of fame career.
Thats the furthest statement from the truth.
Prior was said to have the PERFECT mechanics and is the IDEAL way a pitcher should pitch. No wasted movements, no overuse of the shoulder or elbow etc...
They question it now, but at the time, Prior was believed to have had the most Perfect mechanics of any pitcher to ever play the game