By Michael Marzzacco
The Nationals drafted Carter Kieboom and Dane Dunning in the first round. In the second round, with the 58th overall pick, the Nats drafted Sheldon Neuse, a third baseman out of Oklahoma
Rounds 3-10 in day two of the MLB Draft took place yesterday and the Nationals added eight more players to their organization.
The first pick came in the third round, 94th overall. The Nats selected Jesus Luzardo, a left handed pitcher out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Luzardo is recovering from Tommy John surgery but prior to the draft was considered the 77th best prospect on MLB.com. His fastball can reach the mid-90s and has a solid curveball and changeup when healthy.
In the fourth round (124th overall), the Nationals drafted outfielder Nick Banks from Texas A&M. Like Luzardo, Banks is battling an injury only it’s his lower back he’s dealing with.
New Mexico State outfielder Daniel Johnson was selected in the fifth round, 154th overall. He’s the 2016 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year after he led the team in batting average (.416), slugging percentage (.720), hits (52), home runs (8), and stolen bases (15).
Here are the rest of the Nationals draft picks from rounds 6-10:
6. 184th overall, Tres Barrera, catcher, University of Texas
7. 214th overall, Jacob Noll, second baseman, Florida Gulf Coast
8. 244th overall, A.J. Bogucki, right handed pitcher, North Carolina
9. 274th overall, Joey Harris, catcher, Gonzaga
10. 304th overall, Paul Panaccione, shortstop, Grand Canyon University