Steven Strasburg RHP San Diego State
Strasburg would be atop my draft board this year, if he were eligible. The big right-hander has struck out 40.41% of batters faced this year while walking a scant 3.67%. If Tony Gwynn isn’t happy enough with those ridiculous numbers, Strasburg has yet to allow a single home run despite playing the 20th most difficult schedule in a home park that favors hitters (111 PF). Strasburg’s fastball is arguably the best in college ball today. Sitting in the high-90’s with pin point command, it's a big reason why is his FIP is an astonishingly low 0.76 – cross town rival Brian Matusz’s FIP is 2.06 which is astounding in its own right but really puts Strasburg’s season in perspective. There may only be a baseball prospect worth tanking over once every 10 years, and as a Ranger fan, I want Texas to lose out so they can have a shot at a guy that I believe will be widely regarded as the best college pitcher since Mark Prior on draft day ’09.