Nats Pick Preview – Kyle Gibson

June 1, 2009

The MLB draft is coming up, and starts next week on Tuesday night, June 9.  If you didn’t know, the Nats have the #1 pick. If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have known that Stephen Strasburg will likely be that pick. If you just emerged from cryogenic hibernation, there is a baseball team in Washington, DC called the Nationals. In case you haven’t heard, baseball is a sport played between two teams of nine players each. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond.

Enough with the obvious stuff? The Nats also have the #10 pick, and while Strasburg is exciting, having a #10 pick is pretty exciting, too. Washington could end up getting a player that will be a big impact on the team very soon. And with Mike Rizzo in charge (maybe), the man who has been a big part of putting together a solid Arizona farm system, there is hope that they will do something good with this pick. Over the course of this week, I’ll profile several players that are potential picks for the Nats at #10.

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