Jun 7, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
Here is a look at the Nationals’ full 2014 draft class:
1st round: RHP Erick Fedde – UNLV - A high school teammate of Bryce Harper at Las Vegas High School, the Scott Boras client had Tommy John surgery on June 3.
2nd round: LHP Andrew Suarez – U. of Miami - A 6-foot-2 southpaw, Suarez missed his freshman season while recovering from shoulder surgery. As a sophomore he went 3-5 with a 3.95 ERA.
3rd round: C Jakson Reetz – Norris HS (NE) - Reetz was the MVP of the 2013 Perfect Game All-America Classic and a member of the US 18-and-under World Cup team that traveled to Taiwan.
4th round: RHP Robbie Dickey – Blinn College (TX) - Dickey throws a fastball that reaches 95-97, and according to MLB.com will transfer to Texas State University in the fall if he decides to stay in school. He went 6-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season
5th round: RHP Drew Van Orden – Duke - The 6-foot-4, 205 pound right-hander went 6-5 with a 3.19 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings this season for the Blue Devils. Van Orden led Duke in innings pitched, strikeouts and games started as a senior.
6th round: RHP Austen Williams – Texas State University - TSU’s Friday night starter this season, Williams is 6-foot-3 with a mid-90s fastball. He went 8-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 98 2/3 innings pitched in 2014.
7th round: CF D.K. Carey – U. of Miami - Carey is a high-level athlete who put together a solid senior season for Miami. He batted .305 and hit seven home runs.
8th round: LF Jeff Gardner – Louisville - Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Gardner led the conference with 61 RBI. He hit eight home runs with a .340 batting average. Louisville is still alive in the NCAA Tournament with a Super Regional matchup against Kennesaw State.
9th round: 1B Austin Byler – Nevada - Byler is a power hitter who led the Mountain West Conference in home runs and slugging percentage in 2013. He made the switch from third to first base in 2014.
10th round: RF Matthew Page – Oklahoma Baptist U. - The 6-foot-3 right fielder hit .381 with 11 home runs and 84 RBI for the 2014 season. He earned All-American honors and was named the NAIA Player of the Year in 2013.
11th round: RHP Weston Davis – Manatee HS (FL) - A 6-foot-3 right-hander, Davis has a fastball that reaches 94 miles per hour, according to Perfect Game USA. Davis is committed to play at the University of Florida.
12th round: RHP Domenick Mancini – Miami-Dade CC South (FL) - Mancini, a 6-foot-3 relief pitcher, held a 1.91 ERA through 15 appearances and struck out 39 batters in 37 2/3 innings pitched this season.
13th round: 3B Austin Davidson – Pepperdine - Davidson was drafted in the 21st round out of high school by the Boston Red Sox. He hit .276 with 13 homers and 85 RBI in three seasons at Pepperdine. Davidson is still playing for Pepperdine in the NCAA Tournament in their Super Regional series with TCU.
14th round: RHP James Bourque – Michigan - A 6-foot-4 reliever, Bourque had a 5.18 ERA in 63 total games for the Wolverines through three collegiate years. He posted a 1.670 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 132 innings pitched.
15th round: 1B Ryan Ripken – Indian River State (FL) - The son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., Ripken originally committed to the University of South Carolina before transferring to Indian River State. He’s 6-foot-6, bats lefty, and hit .321 in 41 games last season.
16th round: LHP Cole Plouck – Pima CC (AZ) - Plouck is a 6-foot-2 junior college lefty who went 4-4 with a 1.43 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings pitched this season.
17th round: CF Alec Keller – Princeton - A native of Richmond, Va., Keller was a three-time first team All Ivy League selection and hit an impressive .336 through 142 career games in four seasons at Princeton.
18th round: LHP McKenzie Mills – Sprayberry Senior HS (GA) - Mills is 6-foot-4 and currently committed to play at Alabama State University.
19th round: RF Clay Williamson – Cal State Fullerton - Williams bats left and hit .179 through two seasons (49 games) at Fullerton.
20th round: RF Bryan Langlois – Pepperdine - The 6-foot-1 outfielder hit .278 and scored 72 runs in 107 career games through two seasons. Pepperdine is currently playing TCU in the NCAA Super Regionals.
21st round: LHP Connor Bach – Virginia Military Institute - Originally from Centreville, Va., the 6-foot-6 southpaw posted a 4.09 ERA in four seasons at VMI with 143 strikeouts in 176 innings.
22nd round: C Daniel Salters – Dallas Baptist (TX) - A 6-foot-3 backstop, Salters began his career at Eastern Oklahoma State College before transferring. The Nats’ second round pick in 2013, Jake Johansen, also played at Dallas Baptist.
23rd round: SS Chris Riopedre – East Tennesse State University – Just 5-foot-9, Riopedre hit .255 in 162 games for ETSU.
24th round: RHP Kyle Simmons – Texas Lutheran - Simmons is a 6-foot-6 right-hander originally from Las Vegas, NV. According to his college bio, he missed the 2013 season due to injury.
25th round: C Kyle Bacak – Texas Christian - The third catcher selected by the Nationals, Bacak began his collegiate career at Houston University before transferring to San Jacinto college. TCU is his third NCAA team, and is among the 16 clubs still playing in the NCAA Tournament.
26th round: RHP Chase McDowell – Rice - McDowell was a college teammate of Anthony Rendon and went on to play four years for Rice. He was known for his versatility, appearing in 45 of the Owls’ 62 games this season. He pitched 16 times, was a designated hitter 36 times and played once in the outfield.
27th round: SS Conor Keniry – Wake Forest - Keniry played also played some outfield for the Demon Deacons, holding a .241 average through three seasons.
28th round: RHP Kid De La Cruz – Volunteer State CC (TN) - De La Cruz is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds and went 3-4 with a 5.15 ERA this season. He struck out 42 batters in 50 2/3 innings.
29th round: RHP DJ Jauss – U. of Massachusetts-Amherst - Jauss played his first two years at East Carolina before transferring. His father, Dave, has spent over 20 years in MLB as a scout and assistant coach. He was a minor league manager for the Montreal Expos in the late 1980s and early 1990s and currently serves on the Pirates’ coaching staff.
30th round: RHP Tyler Mapes – Tulane - A 6-foot-2 starter, Mapes went 5-5 with a 2.20 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings as a senior. He also recorded two complete games this season. Mapes began his career at the Naval Academy.
31st round: RHP Samuel Johns – U. of Evansville - Johns sat out the 2011 season with a shoulder injury. He went 9-5 with a 5.13 ERA in his collegiate career.
32nd round: CF Elliott Cary – Clackamas HS (OR) - The son of former MLB pitcher Chuck Cary, the center fielder is committed to play at Oregon State. MLB.com says he is unlikely to sign.
33rd round: CF Clay Casey – DeSoto Central HS (MS) - Casey is a 6-foot-2 center fielder committed to play at the University of Mississippi.
34th round: C Evan Skoug – Libertyville HS (IL) - A lefty power bat, Skoug measures in at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds. He is committed to play at TCU.
35th round: RHP Tommy Doyle – Flint Hill School (VA) - The first local kid picked by the Nats, Doyle attended Flint Hill School in Vienna, Va. He is 6-foot-6 with a fastball in the low-90s. Doyle is committed to play at the University of Virginia.
36th round: LHP John Henry Styles – Episcopal HS (TX) - A 5-foot-11 lefty from Houston, Styles is committed to play at Stanford in the fall.
37th round: LHP Quinn Brodey – Loyola HS (CA) - Brodey, another Stanford commit, has a fastball that reaches the low-90s.
38th round: RF Stuart Fairchild – Seattle Prep (WA) - A Wake Forest commit, Fairchild measures in at 6-foot, 200 pounds. He was the number one outfield prospect in the state of Washington this past season.
39th round: OF Jon Littell – Stillwater HS (NY) - At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Perfect Game USA says Littell has “huge power potential.” He is committed to play for Oklahoma State University where his father is the head coach of the women’s basketball team.
40th round: LHP Jacob Hill – Orange Coast College (CA) - As a sophomore the lefty went 11-0 with a 1.27 ERA and .216 batting average against in 71 innings pitched.
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