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June 9, 2009 at 6:45 PM

2009 MLB Draft Kicks Off

The 2009 MLB Amateur Draft is under way and so far sixteen players have been selected. It came as no surprise that the Washington Nationals selected San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg with the first overall pick. Strasburg is projected to be a true ace starting pitcher and could reach the big leagues as early as this season. Here is a rundown of the top sixteen selections:

1. Washington - Stephen Strasburg, RHP, San Diego State University
2. Seattle - Dustin Ackley, CF, University of North Carolina
3. San Diego - Donavan Tate, CF, Cartersville HS (GA)
4. Pittsburgh - Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
5. Baltimore - Matthew Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS (CA)
6. San Francisco - Zack Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS (GA)
7. Atlanta - Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt University
8. Cincinnati - Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State University
9. Detroit - Jacob Turner, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy (MO)
10. Washington - Drew Storen, RHP, Stanford University
11. Colorado - Tyler Matzek, LHP, Capistrano Valley HS (CA)
12. Kansas City - Aaron Crow, RHP, Fort Worth Cats
13. Oakland - Grant Green, SS, University of Southern California
14. Texas - Matt Purke, LHP, Klein HS (TX)
15. Cleveland - Alex White, RHP, University of North Carolina
16. Arizona - Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot HS (FL)