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Nationals agree to terms with first-round pick Seth Romero

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with eight more members of their 2017 First-Year Player Draft class, including first-round selection (No. 25 overall) left-handed pitcher Seth Romero. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcements.

Romero, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound left-handed pitcher was considered one of the top collegiate left-handers in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. He struck out 85 batters in 48.2 innings pitched while going 4-5 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 games (seven starts) for the University of Houston in 2017.

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with eight more members of their 2017 First-Year Player Draft class, including first-round selection (No. 25 overall) left-handed pitcher Seth Romero. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcements.

Romero, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound left-handed pitcher was considered one of the top collegiate left-handers in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. He struck out 85 batters in 48.2 innings pitched while going 4-5 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 games (seven starts) for the University of Houston in 2017.

He was named American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on two separate occasions (Feb. 20 and March 6). During his three-year collegiate career, he struck out 290 batters in 226.1 innings pitched (11.53 SO/9.0 IP) and walked just 70 batters (2.78 BB/9.0 IP).

Romero entered the 2017 First-Year Player Draft rated by MLB.com as the No. 24 draft prospect, and by Baseball America as the No. 27 prospect.

The Nationals also agreed to terms with seven other selections: Rd. 2: RHP Wil Crowe; Rd. 4: 2B Cole Freeman; Rd. 5: RHP Brigham Hill; Rd. 13: OF Eric Senior; Rd. 18: OF Nick Choruby; Rd. 29: C Alex Dunlap; and Rd. 40: Max Engelbrekt.

The Nationals have signed 33 of the 40 players they selected June 12-14. A list of the Nationals' draft selections can be found on Page 2 of this release. Signed players are in bold.

 

RD           PICK        PLAYER                                   POS         B/T           HT                WT           DOB                         SCHOOL

             25            Seth Romero                           LHP          L/L           6'3                250           4/19/96                     University of Houston

2              65            Wil Crowe                                RHP         R/R          6'2                240           9/9/94                       University of South Carolina

3              103           Nick Raquet                             LHP          R/L           6'0                215           12/12/95                   College of William & Mary

4              133           Cole Freeman                          2B            R/R          5'9                175           9/27/94                     Louisiana State University

5              163           Brigham Hill                            RHP         R/R                5'11          190           7/8/95                       Texas A&M University

6              193           Kyle Johnston                         RHP         R/R          6'0                205           7/17/96                     University of Texas at Austin

7              223           Jackson Tetreault                    RHP         R/R          6'5                170           6/3/96                       State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota

8              253           Jared Brasher                          RHP         R/R          6'2                200           1/3/95                       Samford University

9              283           Alex Troop                               LHP          L/L           6'5                210           7/19/96                     Michigan State University

10            313           Trey Turner                             RHP         R/R          6'1                195           6/15/96                     Missouri State University

11            343           Justin Connell                         OF           R/R          6'1                185           3/11/99                     American Heritage School      

12            373           Jackson Stoeckinger               LHP          L/L           6'3                210           2/13/96                     College of Central Florida

13            403           Eric Senior                              OF           R/R          6'2                170           9/29/97                     Midland College

14            433           Anthony Peroni                       C              R/R                5'11          175           12/12/96                   Mercer County Community College

15            463           Bryce Montes de Oca                RHP         R/R          6'7                265           4/23/96                     University of Missouri

16            493           Jake Scudder                           1B            L/R           6'0                210           3/23/95                     Kansas State University

17            523           Jared Johnson                         LHP          R/L           6'4                185           9/1/95                       Palm Beach State College

18            553           Nick Choruby                           OF           L/R           6'1                190           11/8/94                     Texas A&M University

19            583           Jonathan Pryor                        OF           L/L           6'1                190           4/28/94                     Wake Forest University

20            613           Jake Cousins                           RHP         R/R          6'4                200           7/14/94                     University of Pennsylvania

21            643           Leif Strom                               RHP         R/R          6'6                215           5/17/97                     Pierce College

22            673           Nelson Galindez                      LHP          L/L           6'3                220           7/26/98                     Haines City High School

23            703           Jamori Blash                           1B            R/R          6'4                225           11/9/95                     Cochise College

24            733           Tim Richards                             SS            R/R          6'0                185           2/10/95                     Cal State Fullerton

25            763           David Smith                             RHP         R/R          6'4                210           10/20/94                   Cal State Long Beach

26            793           Kameron Esthay                      OF           L/L           6'0                210           12/5/94                     Baylor University

27            823           Darren Baker                            SS            L/R                5'11          160           2/11/99                     Jesuit High School

28            853           Nic Perkins                              C              R/R          6'4                215           2/19/96                     Drury University

29            883           Alex Dunlap                             C              R/R          6'2                195           10/6/94                     Stanford University

30            913           Austin Guibor                          OF           L/R           5'9                185           4/29/95                     Fresno State University

31            943           Jeremy McKinney                    RHP         R/R          6'0                190           12/8/94                     Indiana State University

32            973           Phil Caulfield                           2B            L/R           5'8                170           12/30/94                   Loyola Marymount University

33            1003         Adalberto Carrillo                    C              R/R          6'0                195           5/31/95                     University of Southern California

34            1033         Bennett Sousa                          LHP          L/L           6'3                185           4/6/95                       University of Virginia

35            1063         Jackson Cramer                      1B            L/R           6'4                225           12/7/94                     West Virginia University

36            1093         Gabe Klobosits                        RHP         L/R           6'8                255           5/16/95                     Auburn University

37            1123         Kody Gratkowski                       3B            R/R          6'1                190           12/28/98                   Fairhope High School

38            1153         Jake Boone                               SS            R/R                5'10          170           3/23/99                     Torrey Pines High School

39            1183         Kai Nelson                OF           R/R          5'10          170                1/29/99                     Fieldston High School

40            1213         Max Engelbrekt                       LHP          L/L           6'3                197           9/30/93                     Oregon State University

 

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