Tale of the fantasy tape: Mets vs. Nationals

Tis the season for NL East teams to be ranked, position by position. According to MLB columnist, Fred Zinkie, injury prone Stephen Strasburg is better than Jacob deGrom. I do agree with the majority of his picks but Strasburg over deGrom is conflicting.

Stephen Strasburg’s injury List

  • July 2010: Right shoulder inflammation
  • August 2010: Torn UCL
  • Missed most of 2011 season
  • Great season for him but was shut down in September
  • June 2013: Lat strain
  • May 2015: Upper Back Issue
  • July 2015: Oblique strain
  • June 2016: Upper back strain
  • August 2016: Right elbow soreness ( shutdown for postseason)


Although at times Strasburg’s seems at his best, he always finds a way to put himself on the disabled list. His best season was in 2012 when he came back from Tommy John surgery but ever since then it has been a roller coaster ride on the disabled list.

deGrom’s best season was in 2015 where he went 14 and 8 with a 2.54 ERA and 205 strikeouts. He went to his first All Star game that year. During the 7th inning he retired the side in order with 3 strike outs on 12 pitches.


Stephen Strasburgs Career Stats:

stats-2*Career high is highlighted in red

Jacob deGroms Career Stats:

stats*Career high is highlighted in orange