The Washington Times - July 19, 2009, 03:31PM

Just got word from a team source that Drew Storen, who the Nationals took with the 10th overall pick in the June draft, will be promoted from Class A Hagerstown to Class A Potomac after today’s game.

The move isn’t surprising — Storen had struck out 26 without a walk in 14 2/3 innings at Hagerstown — but it does show how quickly the Stanford product can move through the team’s farm system if he keeps this up. There continue to be whispers around baseball about how Storen wasn’t worthy of the spot where the Nationals took him, but the organization thinks highly of him, and it seems like he could be another example of how the Nationals reward quick-signing draft picks.

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If we see Storen make another quick jump to Harrisburg, I don’t think it’s out of the question that his major-league debut could come in 2009.