Nats tab shortstop Masters in 14th round

Nats tab shortstop Masters in 14th round

The Nationals used the 436th pick in Round 14 of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday to select David Masters, a shortstop from Central Arizona College.

From St. Louis, Masters began his collegiate career at the University of Arkansas, where he only had one hit in 14 at-bats as a freshman. He got more opportunities at Central Arizona College, batting .284 in 49 games with three home runs and 24 RBI. Masters is the school's fourth consecutive shortstop to be drafted.

If he doesn't sign with the Nationals, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect will play at Missouri State University in 2014. He was previously drafted by the D-backs in the 50th round (No. 1,504 overall) of the 2011 Draft.

Masters is a second cousin of actor Jon Hamm.

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.