Friday, June 17, 2011

9 Draft Pick Signings

According to Baseball America's Prospects Blog, the Nats have signed the following draft picks:

5th round 3B Matt Skole, Georgia Tech University
Skole was one of my favorite picks due to his power potential at a corner position. He was at last night's game and got to tour the facilities and stuff. He was included in this draft post.

11th round OF Caleb Ramsey, University of Houston
Ramsey showed little power and only average speed at Houston, but combined good contact with excellent plate discipline and solid defense. He was included in this draft post.

22nd round RHP Travis Henke
Stats don't look too solid for Bob Henke's nephew. At 6'6", there is still some room to add velocity. He was included in this draft post.

23rd round 2B Khayyan Norfork, University of Tennessee
The speedy infielder hit .330 and showed solid plate discipline this season for Tennessee. He was included in this draft post.

27th round LHP Bobby Lucas Jr., George Washington University
The GWU lefty struggled this season (his first as a starter), but still racked up a K/9 rate of 11.92. Pitches with his brain rather than trying to overpower opponents. He hand-delivered his signed contract at last night's game. He was included in this draft post.

29th round C Sean Cotten, Tusculum College
Cotten broke pretty much every offensive record Tusculum had. He was included in this draft post.

33rd round 2B Trey Karlen, University of Tennessee-Martin
Karlen's 2010 line of .297/.365/.513 was awful...if you compared it to his 2010 triple slash of .356/.454/.671. He was included in this draft post.

36th round LHP Ben Hawkins, University of West Florida
The Division II National Champion was dominant in the first half of the season and struggled with control down the stretch. He was included in this draft post.

50th round OF Tony Nix, University of California-Riverside
Nix is a hacker who showed nice power in 2010 but had a down year in 2011. He was included in this draft post.

Ramsey, Henke, Norfork, Lucas Jr., Cotten, Karlen and Nix were seniors, so it is no surprise they signed quickly. Skole and Hawkins were juniors, so it is nice to see the Nats snag a couple of guys with a little more leverage early on.

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