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Early returns from draft signees

Updated: July 23, 2009, 12:57 PM ET
By Jason Churchill

The early returns on the top draftees who have inked professional contracts have been fairly strong. Just three of the top 16 picks have signed, but those who have put their names on the dotted line are certainly performing. And even though No. 1 pick Stephen Strasburg has yet to sign and the negotiations with the Washington Nationals have expectedly gone nowhere to this point, dozens of talents have already started the trek to the big leagues.

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