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Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

Posted on: July 27, 2010 11:30 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:02 pm

Jason Heyward If you hear the world explode tonight, it's because of the awesomeness that is the meeting of Stephen Strasburg and Jason Heyward.

The world was cheated out of this opportunity last month, but now the ultimate meeting should take place tonight in Washington, D.C.

Heyward missed the last meeting when kryptonite jammed his left thumb and sent him to the disabled list, meaning the Braves didn't have a chance on June 28 (well, despite the fact they won the game).

This time, though, it's awesome on awesome as Heyward will be in the lineup.

"It's always great to face good pitchers; it's always great to face the best," Heyward told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's Carroll Rogers . "That's what the major leagues are about."

In what is unthinkable, Rogers notes the two actually have competition for the National League Rookie of the Year. Sure, the safe money is on Strasburg finishing first and Heyward second, but there's also Florida's Gaby Sanchez, St. Louis' Jaime Garcia, San Francisco's Buster Posey, Chicago's Starlin Castro and Cincinnati's Mike Leake.

NL's top rookies
Stephen Strasburg 5-2 2.32 ERA 75 Ks, 15 BB
Jaime Garcia 9-4 2.21 ERA 90 Ks, 43 BB
Mike Leake 7-2 3.57 ERA 76 Ks, 43 BB
Jason Heyward .276/.387/.459 11 HR, 48 RBI
Gaby Sanchez .301/.364/.472 11 HR, 45 RBI
Buster Posey .368/.404/.571 8 HR, 33 RBI
Starlin Castro .309/.360/.449 3 HR, 31 RBI

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:20 pm

Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2010 9:26 pm

Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

It's difficult to compare pitchers to position players but Posey should be ROY not counting pitchers. His stats would be much better had he been brought up sooner. His 368 BA and outstanding defense at the catching position are outstanding. He has played less than 50 games with less than 200 at bats. Compare the others at that many at bats and Posey is the clear front runner.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2010 4:18 pm

Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

Curious how you could leave out Ike Davis. His average is on the low side, but he does lead all NL rookies in HRs with 14, and is only two RBI behind Heyward. Seems like too glaring an oversight, especially when you take Davis' defensive skills. Hope you reevaluate your list in the near future.

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2010 2:30 pm

Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

In limited playing time, Colvin has more homers and a similar batting average and # of RBI's in a much worse lineup than the Braves.  I guess the espn hype machine for Heyward is influencing this site as well.  Strasburg is definitely ROY, but Colvin deserves as much more consideration than he's getting.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2010 1:56 pm

Heyward, Strasburg to finally meet

No Tyler Colvin mentioned for ROY talk?  He wont win but his numbers are good

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