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Survey Finds Stephen Strasburg MLB's Most-Marketable Player Under Age of 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 09:37

Stephen Strasburg

 

He has a mere 8 starts in his major league career, but according to a survey 50 sports business execs and media personalities by the SportsBusiness Daily, Washington Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg is MLB's most-marketable player under the age of 25, and deemed to be the fourth overall most-marketable of any age in baseball.

Strasburg earned an impressive 62% of first-place votes, nearly double that of second-place finisher Evan Longoria (32%). Braves rookie Jason Heyward finished in third place with 4% of first-place votes. Enthusiasm for Strasburg's marketability was unanimous among respondents, as the rookie appeared on all 50 ballots submitted for the survey, followed closely by Longoria (47) and Heyward (46).

Below are the complete voting results, provided by the SportsBusiness Daily

MLB MOST-MARKETABLE PLAYERS UNDER THE AGE OF 25

RK

NAME

TEAM
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
5TH
TOTAL BALLOTS
TOTAL POINTS
% FIRST
1
Stephen Strasburg
Nationals
31
10
5
2
2
50
216
62%
2
Evan Longoria
Rays
16
18
10
1
2
47
186
32%
3
Jason Heyward
Braves
2
16
21
6
1
46
150
4%
4
David Price
Rays

2
3
7
7
19
38
0%
5
Bryce Harper
Nationals

2
2
6
2
12
28
0%
6
Phil Hughes
Yankees
1

2
4
5
12
24
2%
7
Ike Davis
Mets


2
4
3
9
17
0%
8
Pablo Sandoval
Giants

1
1
2
5
9
16
0%
9
Felix Hernandez
Mariners


1
4
1
6
12
0%
10
Matt Wieters
Orioles



4
2
6
10
0%
11
Colby Rasmus
Cardinals


1
1
2
4
7
0%
t12
Austin Jackson
Tigers




5
5
5
0%
t12
Clayton Kershaw
Dodgers


1
1

2
5
0%
t12
Mike Leake
Reds



2
1
3
5
0%
t15
Clay Buchholz
Red Sox

1



1
4
0%
t15
Mike Stanton
Marlins



1
2
3
4
0%
17
Andrew McCutchen
Pirates



1
1
2
3
0%
t18
Buster Posey
Giants



1

1
2
0%
t18
Justin Upton
D'Backs




2
2
2
0%
t20
Starlin Castro
Cubs




1
1
1
0%
t20
Drew Storen
Nationals




1
1
1
0%

Source: SportsBusiness Daily


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney blog. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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