Nationals select Brady House in First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected prep shortstop Brady House out of Winder-Barrow High School with the No. 11 selection in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint announcement.

House, 18, hit .549 (50-for-91) with 12 doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI, 21 stolen bases, 29 walks, nine strikeouts and 52 runs scored during his senior season at Widner-Barrow High School in Widner, GA. He posted a .675 on-base percentage and a .967 slugging percentage en route to being named First Team All-America by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound shortstop is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 draft prospect (No. 4 shortstop) and by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 8 draft prospect (No. 4 shortstop). House is ranked by Perfect Game as the top high school prospect in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft.

The right-handed hitting, right-handed throwing House was a preseason Second Team All-America selection by Baseball America and a First Team All-America selection by Perfect Game. He was selected to participate in the 2020 Perfect Game All-American Classic.