What Stephen Strasburg Must Do to Become the Best Overall Pitcher in MLB

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What Stephen Strasburg Must Do to Become the Best Overall Pitcher in MLB
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Stephen Strasburg has already shown that he is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, despite only 45 starts spread out over three injury-shortened seasons.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Strasburg has a 162-game average consisting of a 16-8 record, a 2.94 ERA and 236 strikeouts, but with no complete games or shutouts.

Those stats are no doubt impressive, but they would not earn Stephen Strasburg the title of "best overall pitcher in MLB."

To achieve that status, Strasburg would need to lower his ERA, throw more complete games and shutouts, reach the 20-game plateau and win a Cy Young or two. Oh yeah, and he must be a big-game pitcher.

Here are five things Stephen Strasburg must do to become the best overall pitcher in MLB.

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