Strasburg honored by Arizona Fall League

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was named the Arizona Fall Leagues’ Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Strasburg, making his professional debut in the AFL, won his only start last week, posting a league-leading six strikeouts in five innings while allowing four hits and one earned run in his longest Fall League outing.

Strasburg, 21, shares the AFL lead with three wins and is tied for fourth with 17 strikeouts. He is 3-1 with a 5.28 ERA entering Monday’s action. Strasburg leads active Fall League starters in strikeouts per nine innings at 9.98.

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