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Nationals Midseason Report

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Before the Stephen Strasburg Show went national, the 2009 No. 1 overall pick dominated in five starts at Double-A Harrisburg and six at Triple-A Syracuse. He went 7-2, 1.30 with 65 strikeouts in his 55 minor league innings, and then had a similarly easy time against major league hitters. The 21-year-old righthander struck out a Nationals record 14 batters in his major league debut.

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Nats’ Storen Will Move Quickly To Big Leagues

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After learning the differences between hitters in the Pacific-10 Conference, South Atlantic League, Carolina League and Eastern League last year, righthanded relief prospect Drew Storen was up for an even bigger challenge this spring.<br/>The 10th pick from the 2009 draft showed why he's viewed as a future major league closer—with the future perhaps not far away. Before he was assigned to Double-A Harrisburg, Storen pitched well in major league spring training.

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Back In The Running

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Roger Bernadina didn't exactly come out swinging after rehabbing his fractured right ankle. Instead, he came back bunting. The 25-year-old outfielder showed improvement on that side of his game in instructional league last fall. Speed and defense are his biggest assets, so a few more bunt hits could make a difference in his development.

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New Man

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Since reworking his arsenal in the middle of last season, righthander Erik Arnesen has been a changed man. A 17th-round pick in 2006 out of Division III Grove City (Pa.), where he pitched for four years, Arnesen reached high Class A last season and won the Carolina League title-clinching game for Potomac.

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