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Nationals sign 23 players from 2012 first-year player draft

 The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of 23 players selected in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft: second baseman Anthony Renda (second round), outfielder Brandon Miller (fourth round), catcher Spence Kieboom (fifth round), center fielder Hayden Jennings (sixth round), right-handed pitcher Derek Self (ninth round), catcher Craig Manuel (tenth round), right-handed pitcher Brian Rauh (11th round), third baseman Carlos Lopez (12th round), left-handed pitcher Elliott Waterman (13th round), right fielder Jordan Poole (14th round), right-handed pitcher Ronald Pena (16th round), right-handed pitcher Blake Schwartz (17th round), right-handed pitcher David Fischer (18th round), first baseman Bryan Lippincott (19th round), shortstop James Brooks (20th round), catcher Austin Chubb (21st round), right-handed pitcher  Will Hudgins (22nd round), outfielder Casey Selsor (23rd round), right-handed pitcher Kevin Dicharry (24th round), shortstop Hunter Bailey (28th round), right-handed pitcher Leonard Hollins (29th round), right-handed pitcher Michael Boyden (31st round) and second baseman Mike McQuillan (33rd round). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement.

 

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RD           PICK       PLAYER                                 POS        B/T          HT           WT          DOB                        SCHOOL

1              16            Lucas Giolito                         RHP        R/R          6-6           230          7/14/94                    Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)

2              80            Tony Renda                           2B           R/R          5-8           180          1/24/91                    University of California-Berkeley

3              111          Brett Mooneyham                  LHP         L/L           6-5           235          1/24/90                    Stanford University (CA)

4              144          Brandon Miller                      OF           R/R          6-2           215          10/8/89                    Samford University (AL)

5              174          Spencer Kieboom C             R/R          6-0           220          3/16/91                    Clemson University (SC)

6              204          Hayden Jennings CF           L/L          6-0           170          10/16/92                  Evangel Christian Academy (LA)

7              234          Robert Benincasa                  RHP        R/R          6-1           180          9/5/90                      Florida State University

8              264          Stephen Perez                       SS           S/R          5-11         175          12/16/90                  University of Miami (FL)

9              294          Derek Self                              RHP        R/R          6-3           205          1/14/90                    University of Louisville (KY)

10            324          Craig Manuel                         C             L/R          6-1           205          5/22/90                    Rice University (TX)

11            354          Brian Rauh                            RHP        R/R          6-2           200          7/23/91                    Chapman University (CA)

12            384          Carlos Lopez                         3B           R/R          6-2           220          1/18/90                    Wake Forest University (NC)

13            414          Elliott Waterman                   LHP         L/L          6-5           230          11/24/90                  University of San Francisco

14            444          Jordan Poole                         RF           R/R          6-3           210          9/11/91                    Chipola Junior College (FL)

15            474          Brandon Smith                      CF           R/R          6-3           195          5/1/94                      Woodbridge HS (CA)

16            504          Ronald Pena                          RHP        R/R          6-4           210          9/19/91                    Palm Beach State College (FL)

17            534          Blake Schwartz                     RHP        R/R          6-3           200          10/9/89                    Oklahoma City University

18            564          David Fischer                        RHP        R/R          6-5           200          4/10/90                    University of Connecticut

19            594          Bryan Lippincott                  1B           L/R          6-3           210          9/26/89                    Concordia University (MN)

20            624          James Brooks                       SS           R/R          6-0           185          10/12/88                  University of Utah

21            654          Austin Chubb                       C             R/R          6-1           220          4/17/89                    Florida Southern College

22            684          Will Hudgins                          RHP        R/R          6-4           200          2/12/90                    University of Notre Dame

23            714          Casey Selsor                         OF           L/L          6-1           190          2/23/90                    University of Texas-San Antonio

24            744          Kevin Dicharry                      RHP        R/R          6-4           200          11/27/89                  University of Texas

25            774          Freddy Avis                           RHP        R/R          6-2           195          11/3/93                    Menlo HS (CA)

26            804          Skye Bolt                                CF           S/R          6-1           170          1/15/94                    Holy Innocents Episcopal HS (GA)

27            834          Cody Poteet                           RHP        R/R          6-1           183          7/30/94                    Christian HS (CA)

28            864          Hunter Bailey                        SS           R/R          6-0           180          5/17/89                    Oklahoma State University

29            894          Leonard Hollins                    RHP        R/R          6-3           185          7/31/91                    Chipola Junior College (FL)

30            924          Robert Orlan                          LHP         R/L          6-0           200          9/28/90                    University of North Carolina

31            954          Michael Boyden                    RHP        R/R          6-0           180          6/18/90                    University of Maryland

32            984          Michael Mudron                    LHP         L/L           5-11         190          2/4/90                      California State San Bernardino

33            1014        Mike McQuillan                     2B           L/R          5-11         175          10/2/89                    University of Iowa

34            1044        Jake Jefferies                         2B            S/R          6-1           180          8/7/93                      Foothill HS (CA)

35            1074        Cory Bafidis                           LHP         L/L           6-0           190          8/22/90                    Texas Wesleyan University

36            1104        Max Ungar                             C             R/R          6-3           200          8/10/94                    Charles E. Smith Jewish School (MD)

37            1134        Tyler Watson                         LHP         L/L           5-11         160          6/9/93                      Georgetown HS (TX)

38            1164        Jared Messer                         RHP        R/R          5-11         185          7/14/91                    Malone College (OH)

39            1194        Mitchell Williams                   C             L/R          5-10         186          8/16/94                    Coosa HS (GA)

40            1224        Ricky Gutierrez                      CF           R/R          6-1           170          2/15/93                    American Senior HS (FL)

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