Nationals pick two shortstops, vaunted high school pitcher
Here's a quick recap of the players the Nationals drafted in rounds three through five today:
Rick Hague, SS, Rice 6-2, 190. ... Hit .340 with a .407 and a .591 slugging percentage. ... From Spring, Texas, same hometown as Josh Beckett. ... Played on the U.S. National Team this summer.
A.J. Cole, RHP, Oviedo High in Florida: ... 6-0, 0.93 ERA this season. ... fastball in the mid-90s. ... He was also regarded as a potential first-round talent and has a commitment to play for Miami in college. The Nationals were aggressive in making this pick. ... All of this information came from this Orlando Sentinel blog post.
Jason Martinson, SS, Texas State, 6-1, 190: Hit .321 with a .400 OBP and a .479 slugging percentage. More here.
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