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By the timeáthe 2009 baseball amateur draft concluded last June, the Washington Nationals had added 50 players to their minor league system. á But really, other than the first twoùStephen Strasburg and Drew Storenùthe other 48 were unknowns who would quietly slip into the anonymity of the low minor leagues, likely never to be heard from again. á A playerÆs first year can be very telling regarding his hopes of making it to the major leagues. LetÆs take a look at the ôlower 48ö and see how they did in 2009: á á á Second Round: Jeff Kobernus (2B)áá Cal Berkley á Batted .220-0-2 in 10 games for the Vermont Lake Monsters. Hopefully, his .273áon-base percentageáand .244áslugging average are the result of a small at-bat sampling. á His father was a minor league player in the 1 ...

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