Strasburg to read 'Letterman' Top 10 list

Strasburg to read 'Letterman' Top 10 list

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has signed on to present a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS announced.
Strasburg's bow draws record cable ratings

Strasburg's bow draws record cable ratings

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Washington's regional cable TV sports network MASN said Wednesday it garnered record ratings for the debut of Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

Nats rookie Strasburg set for June 8 debut

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Prized Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut June 8 against Pittsburgh, the team said Monday.

Nationals' Strasburg promoted to Triple A

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have promoted prized prospect Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse of the International League, the team said Tuesday.

Nats assign P Strasburg to minor leagues

VIERA, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Saturday assigned prized rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg to begin the season in the minor leagues, team officials said.

Nats rookie Strasburg shines in debut

VIERA, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Prized Washington Nationals rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg made his spring training debut Tuesday, allowing no runs in two innings.
Nats rookie Strasburg to start in minors

Nats rookie Strasburg to start in minors

VIERA, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals first-round draft choice Stephen Strasburg will start the season pitching in the minors, Manager Jim Riggleman says.

Nationals make Mike Rizzo permanent GM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals named Mike Rizzo their permanent general manager Thursday, eliminating a season-long interim tag.

No. 1 draft pick signs MLB deal

CLEVELAND, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg, the first player selected in this year's major league draft, led a slew of first-round picks who signed pro contracts.

San Diego State's Strasburg No. 1 in draft

SECAUCUS, N.J., June 9 (UPI) -- Washington selected San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg Tuesday with the first overall pick in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
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Stephen Strasburg
Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning at Nationals Park in Washington on June 8, 2010. Strasburg set a Nationals record with 14 strike outs. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Stephen James Strasburg (pronounced /ˈstrɑːzbərɡ/; born July 20, 1988 in San Diego, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals, who selected him with the first pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed a record $15.1 million contract with the Nationals on August 17, 2009, just 77 seconds before the deadline, breaking a record previously held by Mark Prior, who had signed 93 seconds before the deadline in 2001. He was called the "most-hyped pick in draft history" by ESPN and the "most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball" by Sports Illustrated.

In 2008, as a sophomore at San Diego State University, Strasburg went 8–3 with a 1.58 earned run average and 134 strikeouts in 98⅓ innings for the San Diego State Aztecs. Four of his thirteen starts in 2008 were complete games, two of which were shutouts. On April 11 of that year, he struck out a Mountain West Conference record 23 batters in a game versus the University of Utah.

Strasburg finished the 2009 season 13–1 with a 1.32 ERA, 59 hits allowed, 16 earned runs, 19 walks, and 195 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched. In his final home start on May 8, 2009, Strasburg threw his first career no-hitter while striking out 17 Air Force batters. His lone loss came against the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Regionals as Virginia advanced toward the College World Series, but he still struck out 15 in seven innings during the loss.

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