Thursday, June 18, 2009

Washington Nationals Pick Top Pitcher

NCC News sports reporter Ben Gellman

Secaucus, N.J.--The Washington Nationals selected pitcher Stephen Strasburg as first pick in Major League Baseball's Tuesday night amateur draft.

Strasburg's 102 mph fastball has attracted attention and baseball analysts consider him one of the most talented picks in amateur baseball right now.

So talented in fact that some are saying Strasburg might skip the minors and go straight to the majors.

This means Strasburg could potentially bypass pitching for the National's AAA affiliate, our own Syracuse Chiefs.

But as NCC sports reporter Ben Gellman found out, for now, nothing is for sure. Despite Strasburg's obvious talent, organizers, managers, and teammates are all skeptical of the possibility of that big move.

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