Stephen Strasburg “Overrated” According To Players Poll

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA (fifth in baseball) so far this season, but according to his peers, apparently those numbers mean little to nothing.

Sports Illustrated recently polled 227 MLB players, asking them to choose the most overrated pitcher in baseball. Strasburg settled in at No. 9 on the dubious list (and on the two-year anniversary of his MLB debut, no less):

  1. C.J. Wilson - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  2. A.J. Burnett - Pittsburgh Pirates
  3. Josh Beckett - Boston Red Sox
  4. John Lackey - Boston Red Sox
  5. Jonathan Papelbon - Philadelphia Phillies
  6. Tim Lincecum - San Francisco Giants
  7. Barry Zito - San Francisco Giants
  8. Ubaldo Jimenez - Cleveland Indians
  9. Strasburg
  10. Joba Chamberlain - New York Yankees

What say you, Nats fans? Do you think the opinions of Strasburg's peers are justified?

Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at)

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