The former first overall pick by the Washington Nationals wins the World Series MVP after two great starts.
It really is fitting that Stephen Strasburg is the one to win the World Series MVP for the Washington Nationals after being the first overall pick in 2009 that really started the movement for this title.
Honestly, Stephen Strasburg should be the MVP of the entire postseason with what he did.
For the entire postseason he had an ERA of 1.98 in 5 starts (1 relief appearance) with 47 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched.
In the World Series alone he gave up just 4 earned runs in 14.1 innings pitched on 12 hits and 3 walks with 14 strikeouts.
It was Strasburg who pitched 8.1 innings (and coule have gone the distance) in Game 6 to keep the Nationals hopes alive for a Game 7.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, he tied the record for the most wins ever by a pitcher in a single postseason with five.
Again, it’s so fitting that Strasburg is the MVP.
He was taken as the first overall pick by the Washington Nationals in 2009.
Just a year later he made his debut with the big league club and put the baseball world on notice.
An injury delayed his coming out party as he missed the end of 2010 and most of 2011.
And then in 2012 the Nationals made the postseason but decided not to let Strasburg pitch.
That was a decision that has been questioned and debated ever since, but with this World Series championship Nationals fans can finally put that behind them.
Their golden boy finally got to show what he could do for this team on the biggest stage, and boy did he deliver.
But this was Stephen Strasburg’s moment, and he is more than deserving of winning the award for everything he’s given this franchise.