Nationals select 20 players to complete 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected 20 players on the final day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. 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.

During the three-day Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 51 players: 15 right-handed pitchers, 11 left-handed pitchers, two catchers, 12 infielders and 11 outfielders.

Washington selected two players with local ties: Georgetown University catcher Erick Fernandez (25th round) and George Washington University left-handed pitcher Bobby Lucas (27th round). In addition, shortstop Deion Williams (16th round) is the grandson of former big-league first baseman George Scott, right-handed pitcher Travis Henke (22nd round) is the son of former Major League closer Tom Henke and left-handed pitcher Bryan Harper (30th round) is the brother of Single-A Hagerstown Suns outfielder Bryce Harper.

NATIONALS' SELECTIONS IN 2011 MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

RD PICK PLAYER POS B/T HT WT DOB SCHOOL

1 6 Anthony Rendon 3B R/R 6-0 190 6/6/90 Rice Univ. (TX)

1 23 Alex Meyer RHP R/R 6-9 220 1/3/90 Univ. of Kentucky

S 34 Brian Goodwin OF L/L 6-1 195 11/2/90 Miami Dade College (FL)

3 96 Matt Purke LHP L/L 6-3 175 7/17/90 Texas Christian Univ.

4 127 Kylin Turnbull LHP L/L 6-5 200 9/12/89 Santa Barbara CC (CA)

5 157 Matt Skole 3B L/R 6-3 230 7/30/89 Georgia Tech Univ.

6 187 Taylor Hill RHP R/R 6-3 225 3/12/89 Vanderbilt Univ. (TN)

7 217 Brian Dupra RHP R/R 6-3 205 12/15/88 Notre Dame Univ. (IN)

8 247 Greg Holt RHP R/R 6-2 200 6/19/89 Univ. of North Carolina

9 277 Dixon Anderson RHP R/R 6-6 225 7/2/89 Univ. of California-Berkley

10 307 Manny Rodriguez RHP R/R 6-2 225 1/12/89 Barry Univ. (FL)

11 337 Caleb Ramsey OF L/R 6-3 210 10/7/88 Univ. of Houston (TX)

12 367 Blake Monar LHP L/L 6-2 205 6/16/89 Indiana Univ.

13 397 Blake Kalenkosky 1B R/R 6-0 204 10/28/89 Texas State Univ.

14 427 Cody Stubbs OF L/R 6-3 215 1/14/91 Walters State CC (TN)

15 457 Zach Houchins SS R/R 6-3 185 9/16/92 Louisburg JC (NC)

16 487 Deion Williams SS R/R 6-3 185 11/11/92 Redan HS (GA)

17 517 Esteban Guzman RHP R/R 6-4 220 2/15/90 San Jose State Univ. (CA)

18 547 Nicholas Lee LHP L/L 6-1 190 1/31/91 Weatherford College (TX)

19 577 Hawtin Buchannan RHP L/R 6-8 245 4/29/93 Biloxi HS (MS)

20 607 Josh Laxer RHP R/R 6-1 190 6/7/93 Madison Central HS (MS)

21 637 Todd Simko LHP L/L 6-4 225 12/5/88 Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi

22 667 Travis Henke RHP R/R 6-6 250 7/9/88 Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock

23 697 Khayyan Norfork 2B R/R 5-10 190 1/19/89 Univ. of Tennessee

24 727 Kyle Ottoson LHP L/L 6-2 165 7/11/90 Arizona State Univ.

25 757 Erick Fernandez C R/R 5-11 190 11/30/88 Georgetown Univ. (DC)

26 787 Shawn Pleffner OF L/R 6-5 225 8/17/89 Univ. of Tampa (FL)

27 817 Bobby Lucas LHP L/L 6-4 220 8/12/87 George Washington Univ. (DC)

28 847 Kenneth Ferrer RHP R/R 6-1 220 12/13/89 Elon Univ. (NC)

29 877 Sean Cotton C R/R 6-2 210 11/15/88 Tusculum College (TN)

30 907 Bryan Harper LHP L/L 6-6 210 12/29/89 Univ. of South Carolina

31 937 Josh Tobias SS S/R 5-9 200 11/23/92 Southeast Guilford HS (NC)

32 967 Billy Burns OF R/R 5-9 170 8/30/89 Mercer Univ. (GA)

33 997 Trey Karlen 2B R/R 5-11 195 4/23/88 Univ. of Tennessee-Martin

34 1027 Calvin Drummond RHP R/R 6-3 200 9/22/89 Univ. of San Diego (CA)

35 1057 Alex Kreis RHP R/R 6-1 210 1/1/89 Jamestown College (ND)

36 1087 Ben Hawkins LHP L/L 6-0 180 11/4/89 Univ. of West Florida

37 1117 Derrick Bleeker RHP R/R 6-5 220 3/11/91 Howard College (TX)

38 1147 Brett Mooneyham LHP L/L 6-5 245 1/24/90 Stanford Univ. (CA)

39 1177 Peter Verdin OF R/R 6-0 205 3/19/90 Univ. of Georgia

40 1207 Stephen Collum OF R/R 6-3 185 3/7/92 Cartersville HS (GA)

41 1237 Bryce Ortega 3B R/R 5-10 165 9/22/88 Univ. of Arizona

42 1267 David Kerian SS S/R 6-2 185 2/9/93 Bishop Heelan HS (IA)

43 1297 Mitchell Morales SS L/R 5-10 150 3/3/93 Wellington Community HS (FL)

44 1327 Matt Snyder 1B L/R 6-6 210 6/17/90 Univ. of Mississippi

45 1357 Ritchie Mirowski RHP R/R 6-2 190 4/30/89 Oklahoma Baptist Univ.

46 1387 Tyler Thompson OF L/R 6-1 185 8/4/89 Univ. of Florida

47 1417 Timothy Montgomery LHP R/L 6-5 195 3/13/93 Rockmart HS (GA)

48 1447 Michael Bisenius OF L/R 6-3 215 10/29/88 Wayne State College (NE)

49 1477 Hunter Cole OF R/R 6-1 185 10/3/92 Dorman HS (SC)

50 1507 Anthony Nix OF R/R 5-10 185 2/3/1989 Univ. of California-Riverside