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Strasburg's a Perfect 10(0)

I received an email Wednesday about company called Real Baseball Intelligence (RBI), which has launched a website that covers the amateur draft. Here's the link. Not surprisingly, Stephen Strasburg is their projected first pick; there are a few videos attached his bio.

Check out the "baseball draft rankings" section. They've got a formula to rank every player in the draft, with 100 being the best score. Strasburg, not surprisingly, is a 100. It'll be interesting to play with this to see who the Nats might take with their second first-round pick.

FYI, one of the founders of RBI is Ben Hyman, a former club player at GW.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  March 18, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
 
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Thanks, Tracee! The Post risks spoiling the readers of this blog with the frequent interesting updates you all are providing.

Posted by: arlingtonresident1 | March 18, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Strasburg is a man amongst "young men" kind of like Wieters last year.

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | March 18, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Cool site. Love the videos. Is there a reason that Aaron Crow is not ranked? Won't he be taken in the same draft?

Posted by: Section222 | March 18, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Just what the world needs, another website promising unique insights into amatuer scouting and "a new algorithm that is 60% better at ranking amateur prospects than the teams themselves."

Posted by: NTPNate | March 18, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't envy the Lerners negotiating w/ Boras when he has a client w/ this kind of fuss. The problem for them is that there is a legitimate case to give Strasburg the biggest bonus of all time, for a pitcher.

The worry is Boras will try to get the biggest bonus ever. I don't know what that record is but I'm sorry, no SP is worth an every day hitter. Granted an SP can win a game practically by himself but only 32 times a year. Great hitter can contribute to all 162. Contributing to all is worth more than being able to dominate 32 (and no one can dominate all 32).

Posted by: Avar | March 18, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

You're right Avar. We should probably pass on the greatest pitching prospect of all time. Let's lowball him and get some bust HS SS next season with our #2 pick next year since he's a position player.

Posted by: RickFelt | March 18, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Whatever Strasburg wants, the Nats should give. End of story.

Posted by: Handsome_John_Pruitt | March 18, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

New post.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | March 18, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

and if what he wants is to play for the Padres?
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Whatever Strasburg wants, the Nats should give. End of story.
Posted by: Handsome_John_Pruitt | March 18, 2009 4:06 PM

Posted by: CEvansJr | March 18, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

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