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With the first pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft…

Posted by bdowd625 on June 7, 2010

…the Washington Nationals select – shocker – 17-year-old phenom Bryce Harper. Harper, a power-hitting catcher/infielder out of the College of Southern Nevada, has been been in the limelight for a few years now, with tales of his mammoth high school home runs lining the pages of Sports Illustrated and the like. This season at CSN, Harper hit .442 with 29 home runs and 89 RBI in 62 games.

Yes, you read that stat line correctly. The kid is a BEAST. It’s just a shame that we have to watch another electric talent like Harper go to die in our nation’s capital. First it was flame-throwing righty Stephen Strasburg, last year’s No. 1 overall pick, and now the most heralded hitter to come around in years. Since “24” is finally off the air, maybe Jack Bauer can do Washington, D.C. one last favor and get these two studs as far away from the area as possible.

And who did your Boston Red Sox select with their first pick at No. 20? None other than 6-foot-3, 195-pound Kolbrin Vitek, a junior second baseman/pitcher out of Ball State University. Sound a little tall for second base? Yes, at 6-foot-3 he certainly does, but I think most of us have gotten used to the Keebler Elf/2008 MVP playing the position for the Sox. When he’s not busy getting turned aside from amusement park rides, though, Dustin “Laser Show” Pedroia has done a damn good job, so that’s the last I’ll say about him being vertically challenged.

And now for today’s poll question:

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