NATS Draft Picks: 2017 (plus MLB draft stats, current NATS)

Some info on the NATS 2017 draft, the draft overall (including relatives of MLB players), and the current NATS draft history:

NATS 2017 Draft

40 PLAYERS – 20 pitchers ( 12 RHP, 8 LHP), 20 position players

27 of the 40 from 4-year colleges (771 players from 4-year colleges taken overall, 63.5% of total – there were 1,215 picks in 2017).

6 high school players (312 players from HS overall, 25.7% of total).

7 from 2-year colleges (132 players from 2-year colleges overall, 10.8% of total)

1st round (#25):  LHP Seth Romero (University of Houston)

2nd round (#65):  RHP Wil Crowe (South Carolina)

3rd round (#103):  LHP Nick Raquet (William & Mary)

4th round (#133):  2B Cole Freeman (LSU)

5th round (##163):  RHP Brigham Hill (Texas A&M)

Also of note:

27th round:  Darren Baker – son of Dusty Baker

38th round:  Jake Boone, son of senior NATS advisor Bob Boone

Overall MLB Draft:

Other notable “baseball family” picks in the 2017 draft:

Roger Clemens’ son:  Kacy Clemens

Luis Gonzalez’s son:  Jacob Gonzalez

Alex Rodriguez’s nephew:  Joe Dunand

Tom Glavine’s son:  Peyton Glavine

Cody Bellinger’s brother:  Cole Bellinger

 

NFL family:  Kirk Cousin’s cousin, Jake Cousins, and Blake Bortles’ brother, Colby Bortles.

Which colleges had the most picks (one surprise is Chipola Junior College with 10)?

11        Michigan

11        Texas

10        Chipola Junior College

10        Stanford

9         Clemson

9         Florida State

Which positions dominated?

472      RHP

188      LHP

205      OF

100      SS

99       C

61       3B

42       2B

37       1B

5        Utility

Current NATS Draft History:

Position:

Bryce Harper:  #1 (1st round) 2010 – NATS

Ryan Zimmerman:  #4 (1st round) 2005 – NATS

Jayson Werth:  #22 (1st round) 1997 – Orioles

Trea Turner:  #13 (1st round) 2014 – Padres

Daniel Murphy:  #394 (13th round) 2006 – Mets

Anthony Rendon:  #6 (1st round) 2011 – NATS

Michael Taylor:  #172 (6th round) 2009 – NATS

Matt Wieters:  #5 (1st round) 2007 – Orioles

Brian Goodwin:  #34 (1st round) 2011 – NATS

Adam Lind:  #83 (3rd round) 2003 – Blue Jays

Stephen Drew:  #15 (1st round) 2004 – Diamondbacks

Ryan Raburn:  #147 (5th round) 2001 – Tigers

Pitchers:

Stephen Strasburg:  #1 (1st round) 2009 – NATS

Max Scherzer:  #11 (1st round) 2006 – Diamondbacks

Tanner Roark:  #753 (25th round) 2008 – Rangers

Gio Gonzalez:  #38 (1st round) 2004 – White Sox

Joe Ross:  #25 (1st round) 2011 – Padres

Blake Treinen:  #226 (7th round) 2011 – Athletics

Koda Glover:  #254 (8th round) 2015 – NATS

Matt Albers:  #686 (23rd round) 2001 – Astros

Shawn Kelley:  #405 (13th round) 2007 – Mariners

 

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