Category Archives: Draft

Jackson Rutledge was named MLB Pipeline’s #1 prospect of the Nats. What is he all about?

It has been a little over a full year from his draft in the first round in 2019, and Jackson Rutledge is now MLB Pipeline’s № 1 prospect for the Washington Nationals. He holds the same spot that Stephen Strasburg once … Continue reading

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Draft orders are set and #Nats pick 11th

The last time the Washington Nationals selected better than eleventh in the amateur draft was 2011 when the team selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick in the first round that year. 

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The silver lining of a woeful losing record is picking at the top of the draft!

Suckitude has its privileges. A top draft seeding is the only silver lining to a woefully under-performing season. The darkest years in Nats history from 2008-2010 yielded three top of the draft prizes in Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Anthony … Continue reading

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A quick five round draft yields six players with potential for the Nats

Over the two days of the amateur player draft and a grand total of five rounds, the Washington Nationals selected six players who general manager Mike Rizzo believes will elevate his farm system that ranks near the bottom of all … Continue reading

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The mock drafts got it wrong again; Cade Cavalli to the #Nats in the 1st round!

The draft is so hit-or-miss like a deceptive breaking pitch that will buckle your knees when you were looking fastball. Every draft class can be analyzed in hindsight years down the road to look at names of “can’t miss” first … Continue reading

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The amateur draft begins shortly with a new format and much less money in the pool!

While there is no agreement between MLB and the player’s union to “Play Ball”, we have a baseball event playing out “live” in the form of the amateur baseball draft. Very much like the NFL Draft during the COVID-19 crisis, … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Nats choose Jackson Rutledge with their 1st round pick! The countdown to the Draft and Craig Kimbrel is on the clock!

Draft orders and Draft dollars are locked-in for today’s Rule 4 Amateur Draft because first round draft picks cannot be traded making today more about the amateur players and who goes first — but today there is some intrigue about … Continue reading

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You want some good news? The Nationals will be drafting the highest they have picked in 7-years!

By the way, the Washington Nationals have the 17th spot in the 2019 Draft. It could have been the 16th if the Diamondbacks won 1 more game because the Nats had the better head-to- head record as they tied wih … Continue reading

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The 2018 #Nats MLB draft is in the books; TalkNats covers Seth Romero’s first Suns start!

The Washington Nationals followed a pitching-heavy draft last year by once again drafting mostly pitchers in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft this week. The group of 23 pitchers drafted by the Nats is headlined by right-hander Mason Denaburg (first-round … Continue reading

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Seth Romero is the #Nats 1st round pick; Prospects galore in Hagerstown podcast!

The first year MLB amateur draft began last night, and the Washington Nationals had the 25th pick in the 1st round. That spot in the draft will forever be known as the “Mike Trout” spot, and over the years has … Continue reading

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