If the Nationals were going for a two-fer on media attention with Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg - and they've been known to group their national media stories closely together - the effect appears to have worked.
Reporters from Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe, all in town for tomorrow's Strasburg debut, took advantage of the proximity of the two stories and are here for the first round of the First-Year Player Draft, which starts at 7 p.m. The Nationals are expected to make Harper the No. 1 overall pick.
We'll have plenty more for you throughout the night, so check back for updates from the draft. General manager Mike Rizzo, assistant GM Roy Clark and scouting director Kris Kline are scheduled to speak to the media around 7:05 p,m. Apparently they're not planning much time for deliberation on the pick.