The Nationals were blessed to have the number one pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. With that dubious honor, they were able to select possibly the finest draft prospect in history, Stephen Strasburg, who will be making his big league debut in just a few days.
They were doubly blessed, however, to also have the tenth pick in the draft. With that pick, obtained when they couldn't get Aaron Crow to sign out of the 2008 draft, they picked up Drew Storen, who actually beat Strasburg to the Majors by about a month.
And that latter move has paid immediate dividends for the Nats. Storen has pitched to a 1.59 ERA in six appearances. He also appears to be a bullpen fixture for years to come with the eventual hope that he'll slide into the closer role.
Storen is just another example of a guy who shot through the minors, and was mainly drafted because of the belief that he could do so.
The 2010 draft is filled with many players like Storen, ready to make the jump to the bigs, and although most won't make the transition with such aplomb as Mike Leake, there is no doubt talent starved teams will make the most of their picks.
Without further ado, I give you the players most likely to make their mark in the big leagues sooner, rather than later.