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Three Strikes -- Who's No. 1 edition

Updated: March 8, 2010, 2:12 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

Strike One -- Take Your Pick Dept.

Stephen Strasburg will head for the mound Tuesday in scenic Viera, Fla. Let's just say the rest of the baseball world will be watching.

Unfortunately for Strasburg, there's no 1-800-HOT-LINE for the No. 1 pick in the whole draft to call for advice at a time like this. But "if he wanted to come by," quipped Rays manager Joe Maddon on Sunday, "we've got a lot of guys who could talk to him."

Boy, no kidding. On Saturday, I watched Maddon send two No. 1 overall picks to the plate in the same inning -- Tim Beckham (2008) and Pat Burrell (1998). The Rays also have David Price (2007) hanging around their neighborhood. And a fourth No. 1, Matt Bush (2004), is in their minor-league camp.

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