When the first round of last summerÆs amateur draft came to an end, the Washington Nationals had significantly improved themselves by selecting pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen. Usually, it takes several years before a team knows whether their first-round selection was a success. Since picking Ryan Zimmerman in 2005, the Nationals have selected eight players in the first-round (including Strasburg and Storen). The jury is still out on Colton Willems, Christopher Marrero, Michael Burgess, Josh Smoker, and Ross Detwiler. Aaron Crow never signed with the team. Of those players, only Marrero seems certain to have a major league career in the offing. So you never know. Well, you almost never know. There is little doubt that this yearÆs picks, Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen, will ...
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