All posts tagged "Stephen Strasburg"

  • Analysis
    Will the Pirates Avoid the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown with Jameson Taillon?

    During the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals won 98 games, taking the NL East division, and making...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: When Washington Shut Down Strasburg and How it Relates to Cole

    Last night I wrote about the state of the rotation leading into the playoffs. My playoff rotation...

  • Game Recaps
    Francisco Liriano Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Pirates Win

    Francisco Liriano and the Pirates defense went out and did what playoff-caliber run preventers do. They frustrated...

  • Analysis
    Video: Hurdle Talks Locke, Bullpen; Strasburg More Efficient

    Three videos today from the after the Nationals' 5-4 win against the Pirates at PNC Park. Clint Hurdle's interview is broken up into two parts and I was even able to snag some of Stephen Strasburg's clubhouse interview. I'll have a recap of today's game up this evening but for now enjoy...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Nationals’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

  • 2011 Draft
    Could Gerrit Cole Make a Run at Number One?

    Could Cole be a candidate for the top overall pick in the 2011 draft? The consensus top prospect in the 2011 draft is Anthony Rendon, the third baseman from Rice who was the college player of the year last year, and a favorite to win the award again this year.  In 2010,...

  • Analysis
    A Tale of Projectability

    We often hear about "projectability" with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s....

  • Analysis
    Stephen Strasburg and the Risk of Injury to Pitchers

    Should Pirates fans be worried about a future injury to Taillon? The big news around baseball today is that Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg will require Tommy John surgery, putting him on the sidelines for at least the next year.  The Nationals took Strasburg with the first overall pick in the 2009...

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