Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper: Most Hyped Prospect Combo Ever?

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Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper: Most Hyped Prospect Combo Ever?

The hype surrounding Major League Baseball's presumptive 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick, Bryce Harper, is getting pretty intense.

He's graced the covers of Baseball America and Sports Illustrated before he's even signed a professional contract. A friend of mine recently tried to belittle me for my hesitance to declare that Harper will someday be one of the best hitters of all time.

In short, the buzz surrounding him is the highest it's been around an amateur baseball player since...Stephen Strasburg, last year's top pick.

On June 8, Strasburg will make his much-anticipated MLB debut—just one day after Harper, his likely future battery mate, will be drafted.

Assuming the Washington Nationals take Harper with their No. 1 pick, there's no question that Strasburg and Harper will be one of the most hyped unproven prospect combos in baseball's draft history. But are they the most hyped unproven prospect combo in baseball's draft history?

Here are the 10 most ballyhooed duos and trios of youngsters whose fans expect (or expected) to carry their teams for years to come.

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