Heard this: Stephen Strasburg, the hard-throwing right-hander at San Diego State who is expected to be among the very top picks in the 2009 draft, has selected Scott Boras to be his advisor.
Dave Cameron wrote about Strasburg at FanGraphs on Friday. If the season ended today, the first four picks in ’09 would go to the Mariners, Rockies, Nationals, and Royals. None of these clubs seem particularly Boras-phobic, and the Mariners and Royals are on good terms with him. I wouldn’t expect Strasburg to drop much for financial reasons, but it’s way too early to call anything.