Alumnus, Nationals' pitcher Zimmermann making a name for himself
Sports Illustrated

It's hard to drag Stephen Strasburg away from his favorite clubhouse activity -- putting. On days he doesn't pitch, the Washington Nationals ace will spend whatever free moments he has between his pre-game workout and batting practice calmly lining up putts using a bottle of water as the cup. He doesn't say much, a spare word to a teammate here or there. That is, unless you want to talk to him about rotation-mate Jordan Zimmermann...

...He went undrafted after his senior year of high school in 2004 and unrecruited by the nation's top programs. He opted for the nearby University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a Division III school not really known for churning out major leaguers.



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