Stephen Strasburg: Best Prospect Ever?

Jason KimCorrespondent IMarch 6, 2010

VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals poses during photo day at Space Coast Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Viera, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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One word to describe this guy: unbelievable.

As a #1 pick in the draft and signing a record breaking contract for a draft pick, you would think he would be under pressure. Well, if he had any, he sure didn't show it, looking great in the Arizona Fall League, posting an ERA around 4.50. 

He was obviously the #1 projected pick, and people say that he's so good he can start right now in MLB and pitch like A.J. Burnett. That's how much scouts think of this kid. Because of all this, the Nats are tempted to keep him at ML level for the start of the season.

We all know he's a great prospect, maybe the best in Washington's history. but everyone wonders this: Is he the BEST prospect in MLB history? Many people think he is, considering the fact how he did in college, performing well in the Arizona Fall League, and what scouts say, maybe he is. Many prospects have been highly rated and just turned out to be average players. Mark Prior, a jewel prospect back in the days, seemed unstoppable at the time but got injured, and we don't see him much anymore. Many people are concerned because of the fact the Strasburg's windup is just like Prior's: one that can cause injuries easily.

I do think he is the best prospect, because what he has shown at Arizona and at college level. He simply dominated. Even though I think he can be a Hall of Famer, the Nats can't rush him. It's all about timing, and of the Nats wait until he is completely ready, he will be a dominating pitcher in MLB

There are many questions right now, but we can't do anything about it. we can't tell him to change his windup.

To see if he is the best prospect, we all have to wait some years to find out. 

Though so far, he is.