With Strasburg and Harper, the expectation is not just that they will reach the big leagues but that they will change them. Boras already has negotiated five of the 10 most lucrative signing packages in draft history: Strasburg, Mark Teixeira ($9.5 million in 2001), Dustin Ackley ($7.5 million in '09), Porcello and J.D. Drew ($7 million in 1998). To him, Harper represents another windfall bonus, yes, but also another progression in the growth of the draft. "The Nationals [could have] two 50-year players back to back," Boras says. "But what I'm most excited about is that the entry-level player is more exciting than ever before."