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Nats take RHP Strasburg at No. 1

Updated: June 10, 2009, 12:31 PM ET
Associated Press

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Drafting pitcher Stephen Strasburg was the easy part for the Washington Nationals. Signing him could be much more difficult.

Strasburg was selected by the woeful Nationals with the first pick in baseball's amateur draft Tuesday night, a move that was long expected.

Considered one of the most talented prospects in the event's 45-year history, the right-hander features a blazing fastball that's been clocked at 102 mph -- and some nasty breaking stuff, too. He went 13-1 ...

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