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teosdesserts 06-30-2011 09:46 PM

Will Strasburg be good when he returns?
 
Just wanted to see what people think.

7290morint 06-30-2011 09:48 PM

Of course he will. He just had Tommy John surgery. That is a very common procedure at this point. With command usually coming back after the velocity, sometimes up to a year after the surgery. He had top notch stuff before he was injured, no reason to think that wouldn't continue.

Zacky1053 06-30-2011 09:50 PM

[QUOTE=7290morint;1427582]Of course he will. He just had Tommy John surgery. That is a very common procedure at this point. With command usually coming back after the velocity, sometimes up to a year after the surgery. He had top notch stuff before he was injured, no reason to think that wouldn't continue.[/QUOTE]

And from a recent interview with MLB.com, Strasburg IMO is handling it very maturely. He knows what he can and cannot do right now and in the future, and I think he'll be better off for it.

[url=http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110629&content_id=21159942&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb]Ever-impressive Strasburg making his way back | MLB.com: News[/url]

mikecancelliere 06-30-2011 09:54 PM

With todays medicine and technology hell most likely be better

dthimesch 06-30-2011 09:56 PM

Personally I think he will. A lot of pitchers do come back just as good. It may take him a full year to start getting back to normal which i hope he does not get blasted for, becuase everyone wants results now, but give him a year if he needs it. If he was a slider specialist I would say he will not come back as good, ie Liriano, but since he is not one, I think he will.

On a different side of things I think there are a lot of people with a vested interest in him praying that he comes back better than ever.

teosdesserts 06-30-2011 09:59 PM

Anybody who voted against his return want to leave a comment?

brockw82 06-30-2011 10:03 PM

Lol I like how you posted this right after me asking if I paid a good price on the 1/1

teosdesserts 06-30-2011 10:04 PM

I was inspired...lol

chansen10 06-30-2011 10:04 PM

He will be the best pitcher in baseball when he comes back

teosdesserts 06-30-2011 10:04 PM

You will have a focus group answer your question!

brockw82 06-30-2011 10:06 PM

Haha, I wasnt mad if it sounded that way

teosdesserts 06-30-2011 10:07 PM

Don't worry, you didn't

WCTYSON 06-30-2011 10:11 PM

I voted as good as before, only after a full year back though. Remember, as good as before is what lead to his TJ surgery and injury. I have seen a lot of analyst talk about how he needs to change some of his mechanics or there is a high probability the same thing will happen.

nibrugnerotto 06-30-2011 10:57 PM

I think he will be good but not as good as before
He won't be able to pitch as well probably after having
Surgery but he will still be a great pitcher

TheWilsonFive 07-01-2011 01:25 AM

i hope so because he is my favorite prospect and i have several cards of him a paid and traded a lot for

jasonadkins 07-01-2011 03:37 AM

He will be head and shoulders better than the second best pitcher in baseball over the next decade, Felix Hernandez. I can see him being as good or even better than a healthy Josh Johnson, who is currently the best pitcher in baseball when healthy, which is about 50% of the time unfortunately.

Axe 07-01-2011 04:22 AM

the answer will be determined by Strasburg himself, if he can comeback knowing his bodily limits, and not try to be superman on every pitch, then he should do OK. IMO though theres no chance of him coming back better then before, considering how damn good he was.

bradical 07-01-2011 09:24 AM

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dthimesch 07-01-2011 10:38 AM

[QUOTE=jasonadkins;1428247]He will be head and shoulders better than the second best pitcher in baseball over the next decade, Felix Hernandez. I can see him being as good or even better than a healthy [B]Josh Johnson, who is currently the best pitcher in baseball[/B] when healthy, which is about 50% of the time unfortunately.[/QUOTE]

yikes. That's a bold statement. Johnson is good, really good, but Halladay, Verlander, Lee. That's some tough competition.

jbellis74 07-01-2011 10:42 AM

[QUOTE=dthimesch;1428558]yikes. That's a bold statement. Johnson is good, really good, but Halladay, Verlander, Lee. That's some tough competition.[/QUOTE]

All good names but I would take a healthy Josh Johnson over all of them. But, he is never 100% it seems like stated earlier

peterose4hof 07-01-2011 11:46 AM

He will be very good when he returns, but I worry about him getting reinjured.

Highcheese4U 07-01-2011 11:49 AM

They showed him throwing a bullpen the other day and he looked as usual.

Nodie27 07-01-2011 11:49 AM

I think the main issue with Strasburg is changing his mechanics when throwing his off speed to avoid injuries and be more effective. He doesn't [I]have[/I] to throw 100+mph when he comes back. As long as he mixes his pitches and works on his other pitches he can be even better.

avjp87 07-01-2011 12:15 PM

Pitchers usually come back stronger after having tommy john surgery

jbellis74 07-01-2011 12:18 PM

[QUOTE=avjp87;1428773]Pitchers usually come back stronger after having tommy john surgery[/QUOTE]

Yes but not right away. It usually takes an additional year of actual MLB pitching to come back stronger then before


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