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Boras: No. 1 pick 'different breed of cat'

Updated: June 11, 2009, 9:29 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Agent Scott Boras says No. 1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg is "a different breed of cat," worthy of a contract far above those of this year's other draft selections.

Strasburg was chosen Tuesday by the Washington Nationals, who must sign Strasburg by Aug. 15 to retain his rights.

Boras said Wednesday there's a substantial risk in giving big money to 99 percent of the draftees, but he placed the right-hander from San Diego State among the "premium" 1 percent that ...

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