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Scouts cite unpredictability of '09 class

Updated: June 9, 2009, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- With his 100 mph fastball, Stephen Strasburg has all but eliminated any mystery about who will be picked first by the Washington Nationals in the baseball draft Tuesday night.

Barring a big surprise, the suspense begins at No. 2.

"Oh, it's a terrific drop-off," Los Angeles Angels scouting director Eddie Bane said. "You don't want to admit that, but this guy, like everybody said, is a once-in-a-lifetime guy."

While Strasburg was striking out overmatched ...

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