Nationals Lunchbox: Talking draft and Bryce Harper's development-5/30
Z -- in Washington dot com. Hey there and welcome -- -- addition of national's lunch box live on C isn't -- did not -- Ellington on with you. Along with Patrick -- to. SB nation dot com federal baseball blogs and Dave Nichols -- be bad news network and the guys. Number topic to talk about obviously intrigues you great start talking about the All Star Games and big question is who goes to the national Ciatrick. We had a -- on our side recently and readers overwhelmingly went for her starring Jason Marquis was probably second in mind and it's almost like anyone is to pitchers no one else is really distinguish themselves so this isn't. Yeah David Enders Lawrence stumbled a little bit your late in May what do you think. Well you know -- and one blown -- -- -- overall numbers have been absolutely overwhelming. You know he's just been devastating go with the strikeouts so. He's the most likely -- You know riddle is part of the staff this year -- -- -- -- path you know he had a preference of veterans that we might you know seeing his -- smarty Fitzmorris probably your office. Odyssey team Jayson Werth in the big signing but his his the hitting statistics have not been all but -- And -- him. Of course on the DL so that's been a problem for a handout Bryce harper it's -- draft pick. Up for the nationals -- been tearing it up and lo A Hagerstown we've heard from GM Mike Rizzo saying don't expect to see him. Here this season the big league squad they've been talking about prominent opponent rather than double a Harrisburg. What do you think Dave and his development -- -- belongs right now. Well he's he's certainly tearing it up you know over the last two weeks he's struggled a little bit on the -- he expected the seniors only. -- going to promise that are playing yeah baseball news companies really swinging a lot of first pitches. I'm still having trouble with the outside pitch and he's got a lot of work to do in the outfield mistaken when he -- -- -- also. You know reserved rightfully so what time in the minors. You sound like I some plays well he started out to center field. Wait you didn't look. And comfortable there as I think he isn't right -- Patrick what do you think about Bryce harper -- belong to -- -- They hit during the development rights on Friday. Did you take your time is an eighteen year old kid he has this could have been playing -- first year college career and has this -- -- just can't have this it's moving up slowly. Start and they kind of reiterated several times is because everyone's so eager to see and -- them yeah. I think you're doing it right so far in the stomach and maybe get up the double and moved here if anything really felt that if you can have available. Do you think that that high game is not devastating blow away Muslim dumb double like instant and experience and I kind of pitching but obviously they're not gonna win this -- that you don't need -- it right -- here. Individually now. Last year honestly surprised -- number one the national uproar if another no brainer Stephen strasburg the number one dollar off for the nationals this year they have the sixth pick. What do they do what direction they take do you have any idea practically. Nobody seems even agree on the the first five picks are going to be -- the first thing so it's really frustrating for writers kind of you know last year we had a year we've exhausted all the possibilities of writing about strasburg harper earlier this year. It's all dependent on the first I can do and -- few names. Dave's gonna talk about that way. There's really no way to tell little gonna -- resiliency that has chosen as the top available unless they're good Central Park and they're pretty much -- -- pitching early and was gonna hit. Hixon and into real Patriots and it's not their tourism and a deep draft it's gonna be a good selection. I want to come. To be very good when he comes thinking talent had a good scouts do you think. Well reserves got. Penchant for taking college dorms so a couple of them look at things where they have to be picking. Hi Alex Meyer is a big 69 right hander out of Kentucky. Not he's got the best one combo in the draft ripped out all terrific slider another guy that they might be looking at his Trevor Bauer -- the right handed pitcher from UCLA. I'm hitting the big concern about two hours heavy workload he's already thrown -- when he pitches and I start clearing the how when they -- out. It was a bit like defending. Easily -- pitcher distracted he's able contractors early -- -- it always surprised you know. This is wanna work really show -- scouting department doesn't yet know trainers like harper and strasburg. It's pretty easy to go that direction easily -- you gotta develop right. Right and that's and that's why in the good that the draftees to be about project standing and we can. Kind of find the best athlete. Anymore with the risk in the money and let them for players in the coming contribute relatively quickly like a strasburg like if you storm -- -- player so that's why. -- hasn't had a penchant for going from college dorms right. We've reached at the time Dave Nichols after reading it very first edition have been national's lunch box live BP -- average gas and we'll see where they go -- And I battled for lunch box live I'm Kelly Johnson -- CEO later for another edition -- season wanted dot -- CS in Washington dot com.