Nats Pick Preview – Matthew Purke

June 5, 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.

Matthew Purke

While we have established that the Nats are looking at signable guys, let’s us take a look at the #10 player on Baseball America’s board. Matthew Purke is a left handed pitcher from Texas, and is the second best (or best?) lefty in the draft. At 6’3″, 180 lbs, he’s got a big frame and could get bigger.

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