Friday, June 7, 2013

Nats 2013 draft tracker

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After taking RHP Jake Johansen out of Dallas Baptist University on Thursday night, the Nationals kicked off the second day of the draft by picking third baseman Drew Ward out of Leedey High School in Oklahoma. Here is a look at the Nationals' draft with updates as the picks come in:

Round 2, 68th overall: RHP Jake Johansen - Dallas Baptist University

*6-foot-6 power arm with triple digit fastball
*projects as starter at major league level
*22 years old, went 7-6 with 5.40 ERA at DBU this season
College bio page
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Round 3, 105th overall: 3B Drew Ward - Leedey HS (Okla.)

*6-foot-4, 200 pounds
*played shortstop in high school
*17 years old
*committed to play at Oklahoma University

Round 4, 136th overall: RHP Nicholas Pivetta - New Mexico JC

*6-foot-5, 215 pounds
*originally from Victoria, British Columbia
*played for Canadian under-17 national team
College bio page

Round 5, 166th overall: RHP Austin Voth - Washington

*6-foot-1, 209 pounds
*7-6, 2.99 ERA in 105.1 in 2013 at Washington
College bio page

Round 6, 196th overall: 3B Cody Gunter - Grayson CC (Texas)

*6-foot-3, 195 pounds
*drafted by Marlins in 19th round in 2012, but didn't sign
*bats left, throws right

Round 7, 226th overall: 1B Jimmy Yezzo - Delaware

*6-foot-1, 190 pounds
*bats left, throws right
*2013 CAA player of the year
*hit .410 with 13 HR and 64 RBI in 55 games this season
College bio page

Round 8, 256th overall: LHP David Napoli - Tulane

*5-foot-10, 180 pounds
*New Orleans native
*5-3 with 3.00 ERA in 66.0 IP in 2013
College bio page

Round 9, 286th overall: RHP Jake Joyce - Virginia Tech

*6 feet tall, 190 pounds
*went 7-1 with a 4.16 ERA in 30 appearances this season
*from Collinsville, Va.
College bio page

Round 10, 316th overall: SS Brennan Middleton - Tulane

*6 feet, 190 pounds, pre-med major
*hit .295 with 9 SB and 35 R last season
*posted .372 OBP in 2013
College bio page

Round 11, 346th overall: RHP John Simms - Rice

*6-foot-3, 205 pounds
*2.56 ERA out of the bullpen for Owls this season
*2011 C-USA All-Freshman team
College bio page

Round 12, 376th overall: RHP Andrew Cooper - Sierra JC (Calif.)

*6 feet, 190 pounds
*2013 Junior College All-American
*From St. Anne, Canada

Round 13, 406th overall: RHP John Costa - Palm Beach CC (Fla.)

*6-foot-2, 190 pounds
*From Lake Worth, Fla.

Round 14, 436th overall: SS David Masters - Central Arizona College

*6-foot-1, 185 pounds
*Batted .284 in 49 games this season
College bio page

Round 15, 466th overall: CF Isaac Ballou - Marshall (W.V.)

*6-foot-2, 205 pounds
*Batted .328 this past season, earning All-Conference honors
*From Smithfield, Va.
College bio page

Round 16, 496th overall: CF Willie Allen - Western Oklahoma St.

*6-foot-2, 191 pounds
*From Mattapan, Mass.
College bio page

Round 17, 526th overall: C Geoffrey Perrott - Rice 

*6-foot-2, 205 pounds
*Defensive-minded catcher during college career
College bio page

Round 18, 556th overall: P Cory Bafidis - Texas Wesleyan

*6 foot, 190 pounds
*Played at Midland JC, Texas Tech, and Texas Wesleyan
College bio page

Round 19, 586th overall: LHP Niko Spezial - Wake Forest

*6-foot-3, 220 pounds
*5.40 ERA junior year at Wake Forest
College bio page

Round 20, 616th overall: LF Brenton Allen - UCLA

*6-foot-1, 200 pounds
*California native
College bio page

Round 21, 646th overall: LHP Justin Thomas - Southern Arkansas University

*6-foot-2, 195 pounds
*Holds school's single-season saves record
College bio page

Round 22, 676th overall: SS Cody Dent - Florida
*5-foot-11, 195 pounds
*Son of former major leaguer Bucky Dent
College bio page

Round 23, 706th overall: RF Garrett Gordon - Wabash Valley College (Ill.)
*6-feet, 220 pounds
*Batted .315 with 40 RBIs in 62 games this season
College bio page

Round 24, 736th overall: RHP Matthew Derosier - Southwestern College (Ca.)
*6-feet-2, 200 pounds
*2013 All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Honorable Mention
College bio page

Round 25, 766 overall: LHP Travis Ott - Shippensburg Area High School (Pa.)
*6-feet-4, 170 pounds
*Struck out a school-record 112 batters in 2013

Round 26, 796 overall: SS Garrett Hampson - Reno High School (Nev.)
*6-feet, 165 pounds
*Plus speed, good range and soft hands

Round 27, 826 overall: RF Bryce Harman - L.C. Bird High School (Va.)
*6-feet-6, 206 pounds
*Big-armed outfielder who also has a 90 mph fastball

Round 28, 856 overall: LHP Joey Webb - Menlo College (Ca.)
*6-feet-5, 230 pounds
*Nevada native
College bio page

Round 29, 886th overall, RHP Michael Sylvestri - Florida Atlantic

*5-foot-11, 180 pounds
College bio page

Round 30, 916th overall: RHP Ryan Ullman - Concordia University Texas
*6-feet-6, 230 pounds
*Bryan, Texas native
College bio page

Round 31, 946th overall: SS Willie Medina - High Point University (N.C.)
*5-feet-10, 160 pounds
*Had team-high 10 stolen bases in 2013
College bio page

Round 32, 976th overall: LHP Pat Boling - University of Georgia
*6-feet-2, 210 pounds
*Georgia native
College bio page

Round 33, 1006th overall: RHP Andrew Dunlap - School unidentified
*5-feet-11, 215 pounds
*Graduated high school in 2012

Round 34, 1036th overall: LHP Jake Walsh - University of Missouri 
*6-foot-3, 192 pounds
*Texas native
College bio page 

 Round 35, 1066th overall: RHP  Lucas Schiraldi - Navarro College (TX)
*6-foot-6, 210 pounds
*The son of former big-league pitcher Calvin Schiraldi

Round 36, 1096th overall: SS Reid Humphreys - NW Rankin HS (Miss)
*6-foot-2, 180 pounds

Round 37, 1126th overall: RHP Karsten Whitson - Florida 
*6-foot-4, 220 pounds
*Was drafted in 1st round in 2010 by the Padres but instead headed to the University of Florida
*Turned down $2.1M bonus from Padres before having shoulder injury
College bio page

Round 38, 1156th overall: SS Caleb Hamilton - Woodinvill Sr. HS (WA)

Round 39, 1186th overall: 2B Robbie Tenerowicz - Campolindo HS (CA)

Round 40, 1216th overall: RHP Shaun Anderson - American Heritage School (FL)

53 comments:

TexNat said...

Any rumors on whether the 3rd rounder will sign?

Andrew said...

I am #1

Andrew said...

ooops, #2

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Small draft pool of money TexNat.

DaveB said...

TexNat ... word is that he was originally slated to be in the 2014 draft, but graduated early and applied for this draft ... sounds to me like he wants to get to MLB as soon as possible.

NatsLady said...

Washington Nationals Round 4 Pick #136 -> Nic Pivetta New Mexico JC

A Canadian pitcher with a huge pitcher’s frame and even bigger fastball, Pivetta has a promising junior college arm that does not have much wear on a lightly used arm. His fastball and curve combination portends a career as a reliever, but the Nats will let him develop as a starter and see if he can develop a good changeup. Interesting pick with some upside here at the end of Round 4.

David Proctor said...

It's all about value in these rounds. Guys with upside. I think we've chosen some guys with a lot of upside. Whether they ever develop into anything, nobody knows.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Caps Fan said...
Zuckerman just tweeted that Zimmerman will start the 1:35 game on Sunday, Karns starts the 7:05. Would seem to leave the starter for Wed in Colorado up in the air. Maybe if NatsJack hasn't headed out yet for the early bird dinner at Del Boca Vista he could enlighten us as to how this rainout today has provided a reset. Beats me.


This post sounds eerily familiar to a departed poster.

Rizzo and Davey must have some surprise up their sleeves for the Wednesday starter. My guess right now is that they wait to see how Detwiler does tomorrow and then rethink the Sunday situation.

Section 222 said...

He hasn't departed Ghost, just changed his stripes. Again.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Dominats Vobiscum said...
"NatsJack in Florida said...

Any other out of area Nats fans like myself that have the Directv package so we can watch our favorite team outraged that Fox would have 5, yes 5 regional games at 7:15 tonite?!

So I get Braves/Mets."

What do you expect? You are living in Del Boca Vista after all.

May 25, 2013 12:10 PM


Now we know Dominats is now Caps Fan. Who was Dominats prior to that?

I bet Section 222 has a good idea.

baseballswami said...

I just hate the thought of Haren in Colorado...

Ron In Reston said...

Round 4, 136th overall: RHP Nicholas Pivetta - New Mexico JC

*6-foot-5, 215 pounds
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Methinks he needs some of the cookies MichelleS keeps trying to send to Detwiler :)

David Proctor said...

Nationals PR ‏@NationalsPR now
With the 166th overall pick (5th round), the #Nationals select Austin Voth (RHP - University of Washington).

Loading up on pitching.

David Proctor said...

Chase Hughes ‏@chasehughesCSN 48s
#Nats 5th round pick Austin Voth with 7-6 with a 2.99 ERA through 105.1 IP at Washington this season. #MLB #NationalsTalk

Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP 41s
Voth was second in the Pac-12 in strikeouts. Only Mark Appel, the first overall pick, had more.

Nats 128 said...

I read these picks and someone could certainly turn into something good with a mechanicle overhaul. The thing is it rarely happens. The Nats couldnt even fix Henry Rodriguez or Danny Espinosa after 2+ years.

Johnansen and some of these others are projects. They are like teardowns to rebuild. I hope it works as the future depends on it.

David Proctor said...

You're not going to get a finished product where the Nats are picking. It just doesn't really happen very much.

Pete said...
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JD said...


Ghost,

Det hasn't pitched in about a month. I don't see how he fits in the plans for the very near future like Wednesday. So if we do:

Sat - Gio
Sun - JZim,Karns
Tue - Haren
Thu - Gio

I still think we need Ohlendorf on Wednesday. The other approach would be to pitch Ohlendorf on Sunday night because you are allowed to bring someone up for a 2nd game of a double header. In that case Karns can pitch on Wednesday and we don't need a 5th starter until a week from Saturday.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

You're not going to get a finished product where the Nats are picking. It just doesn't really happen very much.


Well, there's a reason they call it the amateur draft.

Section 222 said...

I'm a little surprised that Rizzo didn't take advantage of the free 26th man for a DH rule to avoid having to make a move if he needs Ohlendorf or someone else to make a spot start before Det returns. He must have something up his sleeve. Planning on Stammen?

Right now it sounds like we have:

Sat. vs. MIN -- Gio
Sun. vs. MIN 1 -- JZnn
Sun. 2 -- Karns
Mon -- Off
Tues in COL -- Haren
Wed. in COL -- ??
Thurs. in COL -- Gio/Det?
Friday in CLE -- JZnn/Det?
Sat. in CLE -- Karns/Det?
Sun. in CLE -- Haren/Det?
Mon. vs. PHI -- ???

If Det can slot back in between Thurs. and the following Monday, we're fine after Wednesday, but if he has a setback we don't have another off day until June 24. We'll need Wed's starter or someone else to go next Monday too. Is Yunesky Maya still available? j/k

Caps Fan said...

"The other approach would be to pitch Ohlendorf on Sunday night because you are allowed to bring someone up for a 2nd game of a double header. In that case Karns can pitch on Wednesday and we don't need a 5th starter until a week from Saturday."

Zuckerman's tweet would indicate they've already decided against that. Perhaps they don't want Karns to get scarred for life by pitching in Colorado. That has destroyed many a pitcher.

baseballswami said...

Haren and Ohlendorf in Colorado - oh, goody. That should be fun. Hope the Nats remember to bring their bats.

Section 222 said...

JD, sounds like we were thinking along the same lines, but I think we'd have Karns ready for Sat. and Haren for Sunday. So the next slot for the spot starter would be Monday.

Caps Fan said...

Speaking of Maya: Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig and Yeonis Cespedes are all Cubans, and they all were immediate hits in MLB and have never let up. Well, except for Puig who hasn't had enough time yet to let up even if he wanted to. So are we sure Maya isn't one of those Cubans that Kramer was hiding in a dresser drawer? Maybe NatsJack down in Del Boca Vista would know.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

He must have something up his sleeve.

He's trading Detwiler, Eury Perez, Anthony Rendon, and Drew LaRoche for Bartolo Colon.

Caps Fan said...

"Well, there's a reason they call it the amateur draft."

Actually they don't. They call it the First Year Player Draft. Didn't you hear Bud Selig intone that umpteen million times last night, or did the first one put you to sleep?

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

*Drake.
Drake LaRoche.

PDowdy83 said...

Section 222, according to Mark's post yesterday Det is supposed to go to Potomac tomorrow so your Thursday theory could work out.

The reason they may not want to do anything with the 26th spot for the DH is due to still having to open a roster spot for Ohlendorf. If they avoid using him they don't have to make a move. The team acquired Tyler Robertson from the twins today and that makes the 40 man roster full again.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

"Well, there's a reason they call it the amateur draft."

Actually they don't. They call it the First Year Player Draft. Didn't you hear Bud Selig intone that umpteen million times last night, or did the first one put you to sleep?

Well, that is its proper name, hence the lack of capitalization in "amateur draft," which is what lots of folks call the Rule 4 Draft. Which is not must-see TV for me.

sjm308 said...

Well, well, we have the snarkiness back at Nats Insider. Just another burden to bear in this difficult season.

At the gym today a gentleman who does have a minimal involvement with the team made an excellent point. Worrying about what the 24th and 25th men on this roster do, and making those changes, will not get us to the playoffs. His point was we need Strasburg, Harper, Detwiler, Ramos and hopefullly Espinosa all to 1. recover and 2. play like they are capable. That will make talk about Tracy & Bernadina and who our backup shortstop are significant but right now we are wounded and not playing with a full deck. Strange having the same hat on for 3 days and not getting a win with it.

MicheleS - will you be at Justin's tomorrow??

Go Nats!!

Section 222 said...

PD83, right. Unless they want Det to start on short rest, which seems highly unlikely, the earliest he could start for the Nats is Thursday. But if he can go then or any of the three following days, we're back to a five man rotation (with Karns taking Stras's spot for the time being) and no further spot starter is needed.

If it's true that Robertson has occupied the last spot on the 40 man, you could very well be right that that's why they didn't want to bring up the brainiac RossO. But that leaves open the question of who starts on Wednesday. Maybe Stammen and hope he can go 5?

Mintwood Nat said...

The trick is to have a good GM, scouts, development system and ownership. Nats have all of those. Oh, yes. Things can go terribly wrong. But keep in mind that Adam Laroche, for example, was drafted in the 29th round.

Dave said...

I find that it's helpful if I can figure out early which posts to scroll past, by screen name. Very helpful indeed.

Section 222 said...
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Section 222 said...

sjm, I'll be at the game tomorrow, and probably in your section. If you're friend said we need Espi back and producing this year in order to get to the playoffs, I'm afraid this season is lost.

PDowdy83 said...

222, a lot of times teams put in waiver claims and never even use the guy so it is possible that they have Robertson and Cedeno right now but one of them could be cut loose Wednesday to make room for Ohlendorf.

As you mentioned, I wouldn't be shocked if the start goes to Stammen. Davey mentioned awhile back he was an option in a spot start. Sinkerballer in Coors sounds better than Ohlendorf or Karns there for sure.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Mintwood, indeed, it might be encouraging to recall Mike Piazza, for example, was drafted in the 62nd round, with pick No. 1,390.

Caps Fan said...

An awful lot of humor-impaired folks around these premises. Y'all been sucking on lemons or sucking on limes? If it's limes, y'all really oughta be sticking them in a Corona instead.

Also a lot of folks here who can dish it out but who can't take it. Y'all know who you are.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Wait, there were jokes? There was dish? Dang. I don't know who I am anymore.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

I have to go find myself. I would do yoga, but I don't want to end up worshipping Satan. Although, if Lola is part of the deal, that might not be all bad...

natsfan1a said...

Plus, there's that whole see-through pants thing.

(Do we need some baseball or what?)

Just wonderin' said...

Anyone want to read any significance into picking 2 third-basemen in their first 5 picks?

DaveB said...

Just wonderin ... Not I. One of them was a 17-yr old, so probably at least 5 years away from anything. The other has been going back / forth between relief pitcher & 3B, so not locked into any position yet. I think for position players they really do just go for best available athlete.

NatsJack in Florida said...

The thing to point out is 2 potential lefthanded power bats in the future.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Asked on the other thread need someone like Mark to answer. Will MASN get to show game 2 despite ESPN having a game . Or is their contract just like Fox and we get screwed.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

2 thirdbasemen if best players can always be prospectsin future trades.

David Proctor said...

Fun fact:

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 50s
MLB leader in HR vs 95+ MPH pitches since start of 2012- Adam LaRoche (8)

David Proctor said...

Chase Hughes ‏@chasehughesCSN 20s
#Nats pick LHP David Napoli from Tulane in 8th round (256th overall). He went 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 66.0 IP this season. #NationalsTalk

David Proctor said...

Mark DeRosa was on Intentional Talk. Had good things to say about us. Said he had a great relationship with Desi, hopes we make it to the World Series but "Washington never came calling so I'm a Blue Jay now." Great guy.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Like the new image makeover, 1a

Caps Fan said...

"Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Asked on the other thread need someone like Mark to answer. Will MASN get to show game 2 despite ESPN having a game . Or is their contract just like Fox and we get screwed."

They said on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Report today that the Sunday night game is on MASN. I think the afternoon game is on MASN 2, so you'll have to change channels to watch both ends of the twin bill. (Insert obligatory joke that Orioles fans would never figure out how to do that here.)

natsfan1a said...

Cheers. :-)

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Like the new image makeover, 1a
June 07, 2013 6:55 PM

Scooter said...

Oh, yeah!

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