Nationals sign 23 players from 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.