On the other hand, Rizzo classifies identifying Strasburg's areas for improvement as "really nitpicking." He also said he has a "definitive plan in my mind" for how to move last year's No. 1 overall draft pick through the minors and to the majors.
Rizzo declined to say Wednesday whether that would include a stop at Triple-A Syracuse. He spoke after driving back from Harrisburg, Pa., where Strasburg struck out six batters and allowed only one hit in five shutout innings in his third minor league start — and first Rizzo has attended.