The Nationals have settled on who they will select first overall in next month’s draft, general manager Mike Rizzo tells CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman.
Rizzo did not disclose his choice, but most people expect the Nats will take 17-year-old catcher Bryce Harper, who is coming off a monster weekend for the College of Southern Nevada. His hitting helped propel the team to the Junior College World Series.
This is the second consecutive season Washington has had the top pick in the draft. Last year it selected Stephen Strasburg, who reportedly could make his major league debut next week.