Jul 9, 2010, 12:01 AM EST
The Nationals announced this evening they have signed three more draft picks, including third-round selection Rick Hague.
Hague, a shortstop from Rice University, hit .340 with 15 homers, 55 RBI and a .591 slugging percentage in his junior season. He did, however, commit 23 errors in 62 games, prompting Nationals scouts to say he’s most likely to advance through the minors as a second or third baseman.
The Nats also signed seventh-round pick Kevin Keyes (an outfielder from the University of Texas) and 32nd-round pick Randolph Oduber (an outfielder from Western Oklahoma State).
So far, the Nationals have come to terms with 28 of 50 picks from last month’s draft. Still unsigned, of course, are No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper (who is not expected to sign until the August 15 deadline), second-rounder Sammy Solis and fourth-rounder A.J. Cole (a first-round talent who has committed to the University of Miami and will be a tough sign).
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