The Nationals took a big risk in taking a high school pitcher who has tremendous upside, but also brings with him an injury history.
The Nationals seleted California high-school right-hander Lucas Giolito with the 16th overall pick in the MLB draft.
Here is a list of 20 local players expected to be picked in the 2012 MLB Draft.
With their lowest first-round pick since they arrived in town, plus new monetary restrictions, the Nationals don't know what to expect during tonight's MLB draft.
The All-Star second baseman took a big step in his recovery from knee issues.