Call it one significant youth movement

Stephen Strasburg and Pedro Alvarez, among many others, now on the big stage

Originally Published: June 18, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The recall of third baseman Pedro Alvarez by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday completes a team full of really good, really young players who (with two exceptions) have made their major league debut this season. Most have had more than limited success, and most may be here to stay.

It is difficult to find a season in recent history in which so many players of this caliber have come to the big leagues in such a short period of time and done so well.

"It has been a different kind of ...

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