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Are the Nats rushing Strasburg too quickly?

I don't have all MLB debuts in my database, but I do have MLB service time for most players. If I take the year a player was drafted and factor in his age compared to service time, I can get a decent idea as to when he made his debut, or at least became a regular MLB player. Some of the names at the top surprised me, well kinda.
It's kind of a mixed bag for pitchers, but one thing is for sure, even the top draft picks with huge upsides are pretty inconsistent, except Lincecum.
The hitters are better in my opinion.

Within the last year, I have said that I would rush Strasburg to the bigs, at most giving him 10 starts in the minors. Lincecum only had 13, and I think Strasburg could beat that, but after seeing this, I would hesitate with others. I think Strasburg is in a different tier than most of these guys but if your favorite team rushes your top pitching prospect to the majors, just give them time and they will be inconsistent. Brian Matusz, Dan Hudson, Madison Bumgarner and others like that should be watched closely.


Huston Street , P , COL
Joba Chamberlain , P , NYY
Brandon Morrow , P , TOR
Tim Lincecum , P , SF
Andrew Miller , P , FLA
Barry Zito , P , SF
Daniel Schlereth , P , DET
Joe Smith , P , CLE
Shawn Kelley , P , SEA
Ryan Perry , P , DET
Dan Hudson , P , CHW
Brian Matusz , P , BAL
Justin Verlander , P , DET
Rick Porcello , P , DET
Darren O'Day , P , TEX
Jered Weaver , P , LAA
Micah Owings , P , CIN
Luke Hochevar , P , KC
Jeremy Bonderman , P , DET
David Price , P , TB

Ryan Zimmerman , 3B , WSH
J.D. Drew , RF , BOS
Gordon Beckham , 3B , CHW
Daric Barton , 1B , OAK
Troy Glaus , 3B , ATL
Alex Rodriguez , 3B , NYY
Connor Gillaspie , 3B , SF
Mark Teixeira , 1B , NYY
Buster Posey , C , SF
Alex Avila , C , DET
Albert Pujols , 1B , STL
Ken Griffey , DH , SEA
Mark Kotsay , 1B , CHW
Rickie Weeks , 2B , MIL
Troy Tulowitzki , SS , COL
Jacoby Ellsbury , CF , BOS
Justin Upton , RF , ARI
Todd Helton , 1B , COL
Matt Wieters , C , BAL
Ian Kinsler , 2B , TEX


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3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
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5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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