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Offline Burgess

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #50: June 05, 2008, 07:07:49 PM »
Presenting the newest National ... shortstop Daniel Espinosa of Cal State!

I don't know much about him other then the fact that he had 4 hr's, 29 rbi's in 191abs and an average of .325 along with 9sb for Cal state.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #51: June 05, 2008, 07:08:23 PM »
updated the draft pick list.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #52: June 05, 2008, 07:08:31 PM »
Nice! We filled a need AND he's a college player. :clap:

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #53: June 05, 2008, 07:09:02 PM »
BP says: Kevin Goldstein (4:10:06 PM PT): I like the Nats 3rd round pick here in Danny Espinosa. He's a better defender than either of the big names LBSU shortstops (Crosby, Longoria), but not nearly to offensive firepower.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #54: June 05, 2008, 07:35:17 PM »
Whens our next pick?

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #55: June 05, 2008, 07:37:13 PM »
Two spots from now; probably 90 seconds.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #56: June 05, 2008, 07:39:33 PM »
Graham Hicks, LHP from George Jenkins High School. He's six months younger than I am, for Pete's sake.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #57: June 05, 2008, 07:39:33 PM »
an HS pitcher...

MrMadison

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #58: June 05, 2008, 07:39:48 PM »
list updated.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #59: June 05, 2008, 07:42:08 PM »
Adrian Nieto is still available.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #60: June 05, 2008, 07:42:33 PM »
Supposidly Hicks is a finesse pitcher w/ an awesome slider.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #61: June 05, 2008, 07:45:33 PM »
Supposidly Hicks is a finesse pitcher w/ an awesome slider.

A potential big leaguer?

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #62: June 05, 2008, 07:48:14 PM »
Hicks had signed with UCF, who say he is fun to watch.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #63: June 05, 2008, 07:53:01 PM »
A potential big leaguer?


High Schooler. We'll know in the next year or so. He was a pretty good hitter, too.

Here's a story on him. (from last year)

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #64: June 05, 2008, 08:09:43 PM »
Adrian Nieto is still available.

and we got him.

list updated.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #65: June 05, 2008, 08:10:40 PM »
and we got him.

list updated.

That's pretty crazy.


Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #67: June 05, 2008, 08:15:15 PM »
Any info on Nieto?

Offline Burgess

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #68: June 05, 2008, 08:17:18 PM »
That's pretty crazy.

Yeah, he is consireded the 2nd best prep catcher in this year's class. I don't know why he fell, maybe signability or a strong commitment to USF (havent had words on that). Or his injury might have scared some scouts.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #69: June 05, 2008, 08:19:37 PM »
Any info on Nieto?

Switch hitting catcher, with a good arm and decent power (projects to hit 10-15 hr's at the big league level). However, he missed a alot of time last season due to injuries and has below average speed. If we sign him, it will be a gamble.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #70: June 05, 2008, 08:20:40 PM »
Keep in mind that our 5th ranked prospect (by BA) is Jack McGeary, and he was picked in the 6th round (190th overall) last year. These late picks definitely aren't worthless.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #71: June 05, 2008, 08:22:27 PM »
Keep in mind that our 5th ranked prospect (by BA) is Jack McGeary, and he was picked in the 6th round (190th overall) last year. These late picks definitely aren't worthless.

I know him (not personally, but I've seen him)... my friend went to his old school, so we went to see one of his games. He was so much better than everyone else out there...

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #72: June 05, 2008, 08:32:50 PM »
However, he missed a alot of time last season due to injuries and has below average speed. If we sign him, it will be a gamble.

You don't generally don't draft a catcher for his speed.  If he's the second rated prep catcher out there, this doesn't seem like much of a gamble to me.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #73: June 05, 2008, 08:34:53 PM »
Keep in mind that our 5th ranked prospect (by BA) is Jack McGeary, and he was picked in the 6th round (190th overall) last year. These late picks definitely aren't worthless.
McGeary wasn't expected to sign because he committed to Stanford. The Nats agreed to pay for his college education and gave him 1st round money.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #74: June 05, 2008, 08:36:55 PM »
McGeary wasn't expected to sign because he committed to Stanford. The Nats agreed to pay for his college education and gave him 1st round money.

We may need to do that again this season w/ some of these HS guys.