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Ten Athletes That Lived Up to the Hype

By Alan Rubenstein On June - 17 - 2010
Stephen Strasburg's debut grabbed the attention of the sports world in the last week. He has been hyped since the 2009 College Baseball season since it was clear he was going to be the top pick in that season's draft. Strasburg's accomplishments in his first two starts were historical. Fourteen strikeouts without a walk in his first start, nine consecutive K's spanning the end of the first and the beginning of the second start and he had nineteen strikeouts before issuing a walk. He has been named the National League Player of the Week and read the top ten list on David Letterman. Can he live up to the hype for the remainder of his career or will he flame out like other players that were superstars early? Only time will tell. Here are ten other athletes that lived up their hype.

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