Scouting Strasburg: No. 1? No question

Dwindling scouts sum up star pitcher in two words: 'Fil-thy'

Originally Published: May 15, 2009
By Chad Nielsen | ESPN The Magazine

On Thursday night, top MLB draft prospect Stephen Strasburg took the mound for his last regular-season game with San Diego State, against Utah, the only team that has beat him twice in his college career. During warm-ups, a cool breeze hinted at light rain, but that didn't slow down the crowd of Utes fans and baseball junkies who filled Lindquist Field in Ogden, Utah. Almost 1,700 filled the stands -- more than four times the Utes' average home attendance. Among them, a handful of pro scouts ...

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