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Friday, November 29, 2019

Stephen Strasburg’s projections through 2026 | MLB.com

Those numbers might seem conservative, as projections often are, and Strasburg did throw far more innings (1,187 1/3) over the past seven seasons. But he did that at ages 24-30, not 31-37, and his health record should cause some concern.

There was, of course, the 2010 Tommy John surgery. But that led to just one of Strasburg’s 10 career stints on the injured list, including seven from 2015-18 before he remained on the field this past season. Going back to ‘15, Strasburg ranks only 34th in the Majors in innings, and his history of injuries is probably the biggest reason to for caution. As Russell Carleton—who now works in the Mets’ front office—wrote for Baseball Prospectus a few years ago, the best predictor of pitcher injury is past injury.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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