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History Says Teams Would Be Better Off Passing on Stephen Strasburg

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Stephen Strasburg is arguably the most talked about name in college baseball these days. The towering 6′5″ starting pitcher can throw a baseball consistently in the upper 90s, and frequently at 100 MPH or more. On top of that, the San Diego State product possesses an impressive offspeed pitch in an 80-plus MPH slurve (slider-curveball) that he uses to strike out hapless opponents.

Almost assuredly, Strasburg will become the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball amateur draft held in June. That pick is owned by the Washington Nationals, who say they plan to explore all options before settling on any one player.

Right.

The Nationals are in a position where they are almos...

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