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  • Strasburg's Hitting

    Has anyone else noticed how well Strasburg has done at the plate this year?

    He's hitting .343 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 7 RBI. His OPS is .953. Not too shabby!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?p...level='ALL'
    WAR? Prove it!

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  • #2
    I posted a few weeks ago about it. I think he has a higher offensive war than half the Nationals team does right now.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
      I posted a few weeks ago about it. I think he has a higher offensive war than half the Nationals team does right now.
      Sorry that I missed your post... That's crazy about the WAR. I am going to have to start paying attention these good hitting pitchers - he had a clutch hit yesterday.
      WAR? Prove it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
        Sorry that I missed your post... That's crazy about the WAR. I am going to have to start paying attention these good hitting pitchers - he had a clutch hit yesterday.
        It's not so crazy. He's being compared with other pitchers. All that means is that half of the position players on the Nats are below-average offensively at their positions, while Strasburg is well above average at his position.

        Similiarly, in 2008 Carlos Zambrano had a higher offensive WAR than several of his teammates. Micah Owings finished 4th on his team in offensive WAR in his rookie season despite starting only 27 games.
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        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          maybe he can become a hitter after his arm is done.
          I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dominik View Post
            maybe he can become a hitter after his arm is done.
            You think his arm is going to blow out again?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
              You think his arm is going to blow out again?
              I hope not since I like him but he has not changed his mechanics at all. I now the theory of the inverted-W/late forearm bounce is controversial but I think there is something to it although not the only factor.
              I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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              • #8
                I was thinking they should shut up down for a few weeks from pitching, let him play the field, then let him pitch in the post-season. :clowning:
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                • #9
                  As a complete player he's may be better than any other pitcher around today in part because of his hitting.
                  "Age is a question of mind over matter--if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
                  -Satchel Paige

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