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 Post subject: Nice Article on Strasburg, with a cameo by Kris Benson
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:35 pm 
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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/stor ... ple/090604

The article talks about the risks of taking a Pitcher high in the draft and mentions Mark Prior, Todd Van Poppell and Kris Benson...

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If Strasburg is as good as described and if he doesn't get hurt and if he develops as projected, he will be a bargain at $20 million, a bargain at even more than that. In addition to his talent, one thing in his favor is the conservative way San Diego State coach Tony Gwynn used him, reducing the injury risk somewhat (pitching once a week, Strasburg pitched 109 innings; compare that to Kris Benson, who pitched 190 innings between college and the Olympics the year Pittsburgh drafted him No. 1 overall). I certainly hope the best for Strasburg. But based strictly on the history of top first-rounders, I would bet against his having the career the hype implies is inevitable. And if Strasburg goes the way of the majority of top picks, he'll be very expensive and the entire process may not seem worth it.

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