The Nationals announced they have agreed to terms with 24 players drafted in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including five of the top seven they selected.
The most recognizable name of those is Ryan Ripken, the son of Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr.
Ryan Ripken is a first baseman who was selected in the 15th round. The 20-year-old is a left-handed hitter at 6-foot-5, 193 lbs., out of Indian River (Fla.) State College. Ryan played one season at South Carolina, and was previously drafted by the Orioles in the 20th round in 2010.
The highest drafted of this group agreeing to terms is catcher Jakson Reetz out of Norris High School in Hickman, Neb., the Nats’ third-round selection. The 18-year-old right-handed hitter, at 6-foot-1 and 196 lbs., had committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was a Perfect Game USA preseason high school first-team All-Underclassmen selection.
Other selections agreeing to terms with the Nationals: right-hander Robbie Dickey (fourth round), right-hander Drew Van Orden (fifth round), right-hander Austen Williams (sixth round), center fielder Dale Carey (seventh round), right fielder Matthew Page (10th round), right-hander Weston Davis (11th round), right-hander Domenick Mancini (12th round), third baseman Austin Davidson (13th round), right-hander James Bourque (14th round), left-hander Cole Plouck (16th round), left-hander McKenzie Mills (18th round), right fielder Clay Williamson (19th round), right fielder Bryan Langlois (20th round), left-hander Connor Bach (21st round), shortstop Chris Riopedre (23rd round), right-hander Kyle Simmons (24th round), right-hander Chase McDowell (26th round), shortstop Conor Keniry (27th round), right-hander Kida De La Cruz (28th round), right-hander D.J. Jauss (29th round), right-hander Tyler Mapes (30th round) and right-hander Samuel Johns (31st round).