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Strasburg against the Field

So, VariablesDont has started a mini-uproar by arguing that there is a better prospect than Strasburg in the draft. Ignoring for the moment whether he's right or not about their being a single prospect who's better than Strasburg, if you had to bet who would be the best player to come from the 2009 draft, and your choices were either Stephen Strasburg or all of the other players, who would you choose?

 

Personally, though I suspect that Strasburg has the best chance to be a star, and even a superstar, I'd guess that there is more than a 50% chance that one of the other players drafted will out-play him, either because of the essential uncertainty that faces pitchers, or that that faces all prospects, no matter their position. In other words, I don't mind VariablesDont's theoretical argument. Where I disagree with him is that if you gave me the choice between Strasburg and any single prospect (which he effectively has, with the first pick), I'd go Strasburg. What are your thoughts?

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