Jun 21, 2011, 7:25 PM EST
Skole, a third baseman from Georgia Tech, hit .348 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and a .545 slugging percentage during his junior season. He was arrested for DUI in February and twice was suspended by the school for violating team rules.
Other draft picks whose signings were announced by the Nationals today: Brian Dupra (seventh round), Manny Rodriguez (10th), Caleb Ramsey (11th), Blake Monar (12th), Deion Williams (16th), Todd Simko (21st), Travis Henke (22nd), Khayyan Norfork (23rd), Georgetown’s Erick Fernandez (25th), Shawn Pleffner (26th), George Washington’s Bobby Lucas (27th), Kenneth Ferrer (28th), Trey Karlen (33rd), Alex Kreis (35th), Ben Hawkins (36th), Bryce Ortega (41st) and Ritchie Mirowski (45th).
Not included among the signings, of course, are the Nationals’ three first-round picks (Anthony Rendon, Alex Meyer and Brian Goodwin), third-round pick Matt Purke and fourth-round pick Kylin Turnbull. Those signings are not expected to take place until closer to the August 15 deadline.
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