Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
Strasburg won't be Ryan until he learns to get the easy out. He can strike just about anyone out in Baseball but the problem he has had so far in his career is his pitch count climbs quickly and he never seems to pitch beyond the 6th which the all time greats do.
It sounds like you just described Nolan Ryan perfectly. Actually.. Strasburg has better control than Nolan Ryan ever had so his pitch count wont come close to approaching Ryans. He throws under 15 pitches per inning which is excellent for a kid his age ( or actually any starting pitching). RIght now he is throwing less than 2 pitches more in baseball than the top guy ( Ted Lilly) He cant help it if guys can hit his pitches. LOL
[ Edited by Ninerjohn on May 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM ]