Strasburg Update

There might be a little bit of interest in San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg’s performances this year. Just a bit. According to BA’s Dave Perkin, there are 50 to 60 scouts on hand for Strasburg’s season debut against Bethune-Cookman. And Perkin says that Strasburg worked at 98-99 mph with his fastball in the first inning and used an 81 mph breaking ball. Perkin says Strasburg looks sharp early, though he has hit a batter. Perkin will have a detailed breakdown of Strasburg’s outing in Monday’s Three Strikes.

Here in Clearwater, Seton Hall ace righty Sean Black is also off to a strong start, allowing just one hit but facing the minimum six batters through the first two innings against Minnesota. Black’s fastball has topped out at 92-93 so far, but his mid-70s curveball has been his go-to pitch. It’s sharp, and he’s commanding it well. It’s 1-0 Seton Hall after two.