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Draft Signings (2009)
« Topic Start: June 11, 2009, 10:27:52 PM »
Picks signed are in BOLD

1. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, R/R, 6-5, 216, 7/20/1988, San Diego State

10. Drew Storen, RHP, S/R, 6-2, 180, 8/11/1987, Stanford (CA)

50. Jeffrey Kobernus, 2B, R/R, 6-2, 195, 6/30/1988, Cal-Berkeley

81. Trevor Holder, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 205, 1/8/1987, Georgia

112. A.J. Morris, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 200, 12/1/1986, Kansas State

142. Miguel Pena, LHP, L/L, 6-2, 175, 10/24/1990, La Joya HS (TX)

172. Michael Taylor, SS, R/R, 6-4, 185, 1/12/1991, Westminster Academy (FL)

202. Andrew 'Dean' Weaver, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 212, 5/17/1988, Georgia

232. Roberto Perez, SS, R/R, 6-1, 175, 4/4/1991, Dorado Academy (PR)

262. Taylor Jordan, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 200, 1/17/1989, Brevard CC (FL)

292. Paul Applebee, LHP, L/L, 6-4, 195, 5/17/1988, Cal-Riverside

322. Justin Bloxom, OF, S/R, 6-1, 205, 4/29/1988, Kansas State

352. Nathan Karns, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 225, 11/25/1987, Texas Tech

382. Patrick Lehman, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 210, 10/18/1986, George Washington (DC)

412. Naoya Washiya, OF, L/R, 5-11, 160, 10/31/1988 College of the Desert (CS)

442. Corey Davis, 1B, R/R, 6-3, 250, 10/10/1990, Coffee HS (GA)

472. Sean Nicol, SS, R/R, 5-10, 175, 9/25/1986, San Diego

502. Chad Jenkins, LHP, L/L, 6-4, 195, 3/12/1988, Cecil CC (MD)

532. Marcus Stroman, SS, R/R, 5-9, 175, 5/9/1991 Patchogue-Medford HS (NY)

562. Frank Corolla, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 190, 3/22/1988, Houston

592. Jack Walker, 3B, R/R, 6-3, 220, 2/12/1987, Concordia (IL)

622. Mitchell Clegg, LHP, R/L, 6-5, 225, 12/22/1986, Umass

652. Daniel Rosenbaum, LHP, R/L, 6-1, 210, 10/10/1987, Xavier (OH)

682. Kyle Breault, SS, R/R, 6-1, 160, 10/5/1990, Northville HS (MI)

712. Dustin Crane, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 195, 8/13/1986, Snead State CC (AL)

742. Matt Ridings, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 190, 10/17/1987, Western Kentucky

772. Gianison Boekhoudt, C, L/R,, 6-1, 205, 10/15/1989, Mary Carroll HS (TX)

802. Brandon King, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 235, 11/14/1990, Martinsburg HS (WV)

832. Matt Swynenberg, RHP, R/R, 6-5, 185, 2/16/1989, Black Hawk College (IL)

862. Evan Bronson, LHP, L/L, 6-3, 195, 2/13/1987, Trinity College (TX)

892. Rob Wort, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 170, 2/7/1989, Jefferson College (MO)

922. Jay Sferra, OF, L/L, 5-10, 160, 12/6/1995, UNLV

952. Kyle Morrison, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 190, 12/22/1997, Wagner College (NY)

982. Nick de Santiago, C, L/R, 5-11, 215, 4/17/1991, Hays HS (TX)

1012. Shane McCatty, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 205, 5/18/1987, Oakland (MI)

1042. Jacob Morris, OF, S/R, 6-3, 215, 12/19/1990, Coppell HS (TX)

1072. Josh Miller, LHP, L/L, 6-3, 186, 1/7/1991 Homeschooled (TX)

1102. Josh Elander, C, R/R, 6-1 200, 3/19/1991, Round Rock HS (TX)

1132. Christopher Manno, LHP, L/L, 6-1, 170, 11/4/1988, Duke (NC)

1162. Kyle Martin, RHP, R/R, 6-6, 195, 1/18/1991, St. Michaels Academy (TX)

1192. Joseph Hughes, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 215, 6/4/1990, McMichael HS (NC)

1222. Dane Opel, OF, L/L, 6-2, 195, 5/22/1991, Edwardsville HS (NJ)

1252. Daniel Cropper, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 195, 1/13/1988 UNC-Wilmington

1282. Cole Walla, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 170, 7/21/1990, Lake Travis HS (TX)

1312. Hoby Milner, LHP, L/L, 6-1, 170, 1/13/1991, Paschal HS (TX)

1342. Michael Ratterree, SS, R/R, 6-2, 195, 2/9/1991, Memorial HS (TX)

1372. Seth Greene, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 193, 8/16/1991, Deep Run HS (VA)

1402. Darius Rudolph, 2B, R/R, 5-11, 190, 11/10/1988, Snead State CC (AL)

1432. Zac Dygert, C, R/R, 6-2, 215, 8/4/1987, Ball State (IN)

1462. Jose "Joe" Sermo, OF, S/R, 6-2, 165, 3/22/1991, Ileana De Gracias HS (PR)

1492. Alvin Hines, OF, R/R, 6-1, 195, 1/21/1991, Pelham HS (AL)

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #1: June 11, 2009, 11:24:53 PM »
i think taylor jordan signed too.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #2: June 13, 2009, 09:16:15 AM »
Rizzo was on with Dibble and Jody Mac on XM yesterday.  I missed it, but Dibble reiterated on the broadcast that they had signed 10 or 11 of the draftees already. 

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #3: June 13, 2009, 09:35:55 AM »
If I were to guess who signed, I'd start with the college seniors (Nicol, Walker, Sferra, Holder, Morris, Lehman, Clegg, Bronson & McCatty) and junior college guys (Washiya, Jordan, Jenkins, Crane, Swynenberg, & Wort).

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #4: June 13, 2009, 12:20:50 PM »
Rizzo was on with Dibble and Jody Mac on XM yesterday.  I missed it, but Dibble reiterated on the broadcast that they had signed 10 or 11 of the draftees already. 

Correct, I heard the Rizzo interview, he said 11 were already signed, and this was as of yesterday around 5:30 pm.

Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #5: June 13, 2009, 12:30:42 PM »
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1252. Daniel Cropper, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 195, 1/13/1988 UNC-Wilmington

I'm keeping my eye on this guy due to him being local and playing for the Wilmington Sharks currently. He is undecided on if he is going to sign but he says he is excited that Washington drafted him.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #6: June 13, 2009, 02:27:42 PM »
love the fact the taylor jordan kid is already signed.  also love his attitude and sounds like he could be a steal for us.

here's a tidbit i found via BA.

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Jordan is bigger and has more projection, though his arm action isn’t as clean. There’s nothing there that is alarming, and with a 92 mph fastball and the makings of a usable breaking ball, I’d be willing to bet he pitched his way into the top six rounds with two easy, efficient innings of work this weekend.

I know his coach said he can reach 96 and throws comfortably at 89-93 w/ movement.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #7: June 13, 2009, 02:55:53 PM »
According to Chico on Nats Journal, 3rd round pick Trevor Holder is now signed and off to Vermont. 

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #8: June 13, 2009, 03:06:13 PM »
According to Chico on Nats Journal, 3rd round pick Trevor Holder is now signed and off to Vermont. 

good to see the club sign so many guys so quickly.  it shows that some of the draftees are eager to get going.  and nice work lerners and front office :clap:

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« Reply #9: June 13, 2009, 03:26:08 PM »
good to see the club sign so many guys so quickly.  it shows that some of the draftees are eager to get going.  and nice work lerners and front office :clap:

Agreed, but keep in mind there's another dynamic at work here.  In a way, these prospects are competing with each other for the finite budget the Nats have for signing 2009 draftees.  Those that wait too long can find themselves on the outside looking in, as more eager players soak up the available budget.  No team signs all its draftees, there's not enough $ to do so typically. 


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« Reply #10: June 13, 2009, 03:54:19 PM »
Agreed, but keep in mind there's another dynamic at work here.  In a way, these prospects are competing with each other for the finite budget the Nats have for signing 2009 draftees.  Those that wait too long can find themselves on the outside looking in, as more eager players soak up the available budget.  No team signs all its draftees, there's not enough $ to do so typically. 

i know.  but generally its the higher draft picks that get signed - usually the better players - which i'm all for. 

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« Reply #11: June 13, 2009, 06:38:34 PM »
i know.  but generally its the higher draft picks that get signed - usually the better players - which i'm all for. 

Sure.  The Lerners did a GREAT job in 2007 when the Nats signed their top 20 picks, the only team to do so, and earned BA's top rating.  They actually did pretty well in 2008 as well, with the glaring omission of Crow. 

Has anybody seen rankings of the draft quality by team?  I don't put much stock in them, but I want to feel good about something.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #12: June 14, 2009, 10:34:04 AM »
Here is the writeup from John Sickels on the NL East from his MinorLeagueBall website:

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2009/6/12/906497/national-league-east-draft

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #13: June 14, 2009, 10:56:40 AM »
Overdrafts at every round.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #14: June 14, 2009, 11:27:40 AM »
Overdrafts at every round.

How did you come to that conclusion from one article that called only two guys overdrafts?

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #15: June 14, 2009, 12:04:35 PM »
How did you come to that conclusion from one article that called only two guys overdrafts?
Holder maybe an overdraft to other people but clearly the Nats had him in their Top 40. that is all that matters.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #16: June 14, 2009, 01:07:25 PM »
what is the most up to date site to find signed players?  I don't see much out there (mlb, nats.com)...

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #17: June 14, 2009, 01:27:25 PM »
what is the most up to date site to find signed players?  I don't see much out there (mlb, nats.com)...

The only players we know without question are Storen and Holder. We can assume that Jordan is signed based on his quotes.

The rest of the names will either be uncovered through talking to their agents or more likely, the Nationals will issue a press release early this week with all of them. The Monsters start on Friday and I believe we'll have a bunch of names shortly

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #18: June 14, 2009, 01:41:45 PM »
I love that Holder and Jordan signed already. Get them working and on their way to the Minors just like Storen. I have it on good faith that Jeff Kobernus is to sign fairly shortly. I am very excited for that guy and think he will be a stud.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #19: June 14, 2009, 01:43:47 PM »
The more guys who sign early, the less retreads and scrubs we trot out in Vermont. Get it done, Kasten and Rizzo.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #20: June 14, 2009, 09:19:56 PM »
How did you come to that conclusion from one article that called only two guys overdrafts?

He mentioned two, Storen is widely considered to be another.  Okay, so I exaggerated slighty.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #21: June 15, 2009, 03:20:49 PM »
It's really hard projecting young guys, we have seen in the past that 1st round picks or so don't always get to the majors. It seems like we picked a lot of overdrafts ( I don't count Storen as an overdraft ...maybe slightly). But the organization might have seen interesting stuff in those guys but I do beleive that some (or most) of the post Strasburg picks were signability'ish.

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #22: June 15, 2009, 05:51:36 PM »
Nats announce the signing of 16 players

    *  3rd round RHP Trevor Holder
    * 6th round SS Michael Taylor
    * 9th round RHP Taylor Jordan
    * 11th round OF Justin Bloxom
    * 13th round RHP Pat Lehman
    * 14th round OF Naoya Washiya
    * 16th round SS Sean Nicol
    * 19th round RHP Frank Corolla
    * 20th round 3B Jack Walker
    * 21st round LHP Mitchell Clegg
    * 24th round RHP Dustin Crane
    * 26th round CA Gianison Boekhoudt
    * 29th round LHP Evan Bronson
    * 30th round RHP Rob Wort
    * 31st round OF Jay Sferra
    * 32nd round RHP Kyle Morrison

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #23: June 15, 2009, 05:59:24 PM »
Nats announce the signing of 16 players

    *  3rd round RHP Trevor Holder
    * 6th round SS Michael Taylor
    * 9th round RHP Taylor Jordan
    * 11th round OF Justin Bloxom
    * 13th round RHP Pat Lehman
    * 14th round OF Naoya Washiya
    * 16th round SS Sean Nicol
    * 19th round RHP Frank Corolla
    * 20th round 3B Jack Walker
    * 21st round LHP Mitchell Clegg
    * 24th round RHP Dustin Crane
    * 26th round CA Gianison Boekhoudt
    * 29th round LHP Evan Bronson
    * 30th round RHP Rob Wort
    * 31st round OF Jay Sferra
    * 32nd round RHP Kyle Morrison

:clap: Michael Taylor

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Re: 2009 Draft Signings
« Reply #24: June 15, 2009, 06:00:07 PM »
I was hoping Morris would get in here quickly.