Nats Pick Preview – Rich Poythress

June 3, 2009

The MLB draft is coming up, and starts next week on Tuesday night, June 9.  Besides having the #1 pick, the Nats also have the #10 pick. With Mike Rizzo in charge (maybe), the man who was 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.

Rich Poythress

Another position player that the Nats have been keeping their eye on is Georgia first baseman Rich Poythress. He’s listed as #24 and #33 on the Law and Callis depth charts, respectively. He’s big and he’s strong, listed at 6’4″ and 245 lbs, and he’s also apparently very slow.

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Nats Update During Draft Preview Week

June 3, 2009

As I’ve been rolling through these draft previews, I haven’t talked at all about the team. Despite the win last night, they are in the midst of a terrible slump, still playing worse than I imagined, but still hitting the crap out of the ball. They’re still 3rd in the NL in runs per game (which, by the way, is way down at 10th in the majors). And I still think they are better than their record indicates. Their -6 luck suggests they should be 20-30, which is still pretty awful. But I don’t think they are even that bad, and I expect something slightly better (although not GOOD) from the bullpen in the future.

Jesus is Out

The big news this week is probably the injury to Jesus Flores. He’s an integral part of this team, and now he’s out 3 months minimum. It’s a shame because this is now the second season in a row that he has missed significant time after looking like the real deal. What’s important now is that he gets healthy so he can help this team contend in the future. Meanwhile, the Nats probably will stick with their backups as starters. It’s going to be, for the most part and despite what happened last night, a hole in the lineup. It will be painful to watch, but it just isn’t worth trading anything of value away to help the catching situation this season.

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Nats Pick Preview – Brett Jackson

June 3, 2009

The MLB draft is coming up, and starts next week on Tuesday night, June 9.  Besides having the #1 pick, the Nats also have the #10 pick. Washington could end up getting a player that will have a big impact on the team very soon. And with Mike Rizzo in charge (maybe), the man who was 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.

Brett Jackson

Way back on May 21, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus’ Future shock, did a mock draft. He also had the Nats trying to pick a guy that would definitely sign, and his choice leads us to our first position player profile: outfielder Brett Jackson out of University of California. Law lists him way down as prospect #57, and Jim Callis puts him higher up at #34.

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