Thursday, May 07, 2009

Interesting point made in this WaPo article. Everyone's getting very excited about Stephen Strasburg. But, in the entire history of the MLB draft (which began in 1965), none of the 199 pitchers who've been taken in the top 10 have gone on to have Hall of Fame careers (the closest case is Kevin Brown). Good reminder that there's a lot of added risk/uncertainty when it comes to young pitchers.