After being drafted #1 by the Washington Nationals, I predicted that Stephen Strasburg would be in the starting rotation for the Nats on Opening Day. Yes I was wrong, but you have to expect him to be in the Majors before the September Call-up.
In Strasburg’s fourth professional start for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators he pitched 5 innings of No-hit ball. The only batter that made it to base during Strasburg’s 5 innings actually struck out but made it to First Base on a pass ball. He is now 3-0 with a 0.52 ERA and has struck out 23 in 17.1 innings. He is even producing on the offensive side of the ball hitting 2 for 6 with 2 RBIs.
Collectors are keeping up with the #1 Draft Pick; many of his top cards are going for hundreds of dollars. His 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Auto and his 2008 USA Baseball Auto are leading the pack and can be found selling over $200 each. His 2008-09 UD USA rookie card is even topping $50 each. Now the question is whether to hold on to his cards or wait until he makes it to the show?