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Stephen Strasburg: The LeBron James of Baseball or a Bigtime Bust?

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Tuesday evening, the Washington Nationals did what everyone was expecting them to do: they drafted San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg with the first overall pick in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

His college stats (13-1, 1.32 ERA, .172 BAA, 195 K, 109 IP) and his complete dominance of opposing hitters surely made this look like the right pick for the Nationals, who for so long have been such a terrible pitching team.

After last year's failure to sign first-round selection, starter Aaron Crow, the Nationals had even more pressure on them to draft the uber-prospect Strasburg, who has already been acclaimed as "the Lebron of baseball," and "a sure thing."

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