Details: This poster shows Stephen Strasburg throwing a pitch. At the top it says 'Stephen Strasburg' and at the bottom is the Washington Nationals logo.
Stephen James Strasburg (born July 20, 1988) is a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals, who selected him with the first pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed a record $15.1 million contract with the Nationals on August 17, 2009, just 77 seconds before the deadline, breaking a record previously held by Mark Prior, who had signed for $10.5 million in 2001. He was called the 'most-hyped pick in draft history' by ESPN and the 'most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball' by Sports Illustrated. Strasburg made his major-league debut on June 8, 2010, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.