Drew Storen is On the Fast Track
By Kevin David
While baseball fans everywhere are watching to see if Washington’s first overall pick Stephen Strasburg is going to sign before the August 17th deadline, it’s their other 2009 first round pick that might reach the majors this year. Drew Storen, a right handed pitcher from Stanford, was selected by the Nationals with the 10th overall pick that they got from failing to sign Aaron Crow last year. Widely considered to be a cost effective selection to offset the ransom demands of Scott Boras and Strasburg, Storen is proving that it was not a mistake to draft him so high. He was promoted to Double A Harrisburg today after brief yet successful stints in both Hagerstown and Potomac. The Nationals appear to be grooming Storen to be their closer of the future, using him exclusively out of the bullpen in the minors. It will be interesting to see if Storen is added to the big league roster in September when the rosters are expanded, because at his current pace he won’t be in the minors much longer.