WASHINGTON - AUGUST 21: Stephen Strasburg, the overall first pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft, takes part in a press conference where he was introduced at Nationals Park August 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Strasburg, a right handed pitcher from San Diego State University, signed with the Nationals earlier this week wth a record contract for an amateur player. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
He cannot walk on water, but he can sure throw a baseball.
Stephen Strasburg has the hopes of a franchise resting squarely on his shoulders, and he has already impressed his veteran teammates.
The Nationals chose Strasburg with the top overall pick in last year’s draft. He signed a record deal that will pay him more than $15 million.