With the addition of up-and-comer Bryce Harper to the Nationals organization, Steven Strasburg's epic 14-strikeout debut tasted that much sweeter.
But don't be quick to assume Strasburg is the only rookie making noise in the MLB.
A myriad of rookies have displayed star potential. Whether on the mound, at the plate, diving for catches, or on the base paths, young guns like Desmond Jennings (OF, Devil Rays), Carlos Santana, (C, Indians), and Jason Heyward (OF, Braves), are having outstanding rookie seasons.
What generates real, electrifying buzz from a rookie player is not simply how they produce, but their potential to produce in the future.