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The Washington Nationals Should Pass on Stephen Strasburg

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Everyone knows, or thinks they know, that the Washington Nationals intend to pick Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick in Tuesday's MLB Draft. 

With Strasburg comes an enormous contract that many are predicting to be upwards of $50 million, as well as historical trend that says not to take him.

In the history of the MLB Draft, zero pitchers taken in the top 10 have had Hall of Fame type-careers.  That's it—zero.  I find this extremely interesting. 

My first thought was that teams must have a tendency to take hitters high and pitchers later, but that's not true.

In the history of the MLB Draft, 55 percent of the picks have been position players. This compares ...

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