Stephen Strasburg who is an American professional baseball pitcher for Washington Nationals of the Major League Baseball was born on 20th July of the year 1988. He was selected by the Washington with first pick in 2009 MLB Draft and he made his debut in MLB with the Nationals in 2010. He is the native of San Diego, California, United States. He is the son of Kathleen Swett and Jim Strasburg. He went to study at the West Hills School located in Santee, California. At the beginning, he struggled on the baseball team of the school posting 1-10 win-loss record in the junior year. He then finished his senior year with the 1.68 earned run average and 74 strikeouts in 62 1⁄3 innings pitched with the seven complete games.
He finished with the three varsity letters setting school records in the ERA and shutouts as well as he was also named as the 2006 Scholar-Athlete of The Year. Additionally, he was also named as the second team all-league and the MVP of his team. Despite these achievements, Stephen was not selected in Major League Baseball Draft. After that, Stephen hoped to attend the Stanford University but he was not accepted there. He then got enrolled at the San Diego State University. He played the college baseball for San Diego State Aztecs.
He was then drafter number one overall on 9th June of 2009 in 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by Washington Nationals. He then signed record breaking four years, $15.1 million deal with Nationals on 17th August of the same year. Later, he made his professional debut on 16th October of 2009 starting for Phoenix Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium. After that, he made his major-league debut on 8th June of 2010 against Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to that, Stephen was also named to United States National Baseball Team on 24th June of 2008. In that role, he made his appearance in 2008 World University Baseball Championship that was held in later July. The United States also won Gold Medal in that competition.
To talk about his personal life biography, Stephen has already got married. He is married to his girlfriend turned wife Rachel Lackey. The couple met with each other while they were both students at the San Diego State. Later, Stephen and Rachel exchanged their vows on 9th January of the year 2010 and since then, they are living their happy life.
Apart from that, Stephen has now reached at the age of 27. Being born in the month of July, his zodiac sign is Cancer. Stephen credits his maternal grand-mother with helping him to develop his skills in the baseball as a child. She would frequently play catch as well as even work on the pitching along with him. He also labels her as one of his biggest inspirations. He stands very much taller at towering height of six feet and four inches. be is very much hard working and his dedication towards his work has let him earn the huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated to be around $7 million. Besides that, he is also active user of facebook, instagram ad twitter.