July 30, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) - San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been voted the Golden Spikes Award, presented each year to the top amateur player in the United States by USA Baseball.
Strasburg has a fastball that's been clocked at 102 mph was 13-1 with a 1.32 ERA. He was selected by the Washington Nationals with the top pick in the amateur draft.
Other finalists were Dustin Ackley (North Carolina), Mike Leake (Arizona State), Kent Matthes (Alabama), and A.J. Morris (Kansas State).