Nationals select 24 players on Day 3 to conclude 2012 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected 24 players on the third 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.

Over the three-day Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 40 players: 14 right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, five catchers, eight infielders and seven outfielders. Of the 40 selections, 26 came from four-year universities, 11 from the high school ranks, and three were junior college players.

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)