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Nats agree to terms with 23 players from 2016 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including their first pick (No. 28 overall), shortstop Carter Kieboom. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement.

Kieboom, 18, will begin his professional career in Viera, Fla., playing for the Gulf Coast League Nationals. The standout infielder was considered one of the best prep hitters in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft after hitting .366 (37-for-101) with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 37 RBI, 24 walks, seven stolen bases and 39 runs scored for Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. He posted a .504 on-base percentage and a .644 slugging percentage during his senior season.

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including their first pick (No. 28 overall), shortstop Carter Kieboom. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement.

Kieboom, 18, will begin his professional career in Viera, Fla., playing for the Gulf Coast League Nationals. The standout infielder was considered one of the best prep hitters in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft after hitting .366 (37-for-101) with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 37 RBI, 24 walks, seven stolen bases and 39 runs scored for Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. He posted a .504 on-base percentage and a .644 slugging percentage during his senior season.

Below is an updated list of Nationals Draft picks, with signings in bold: 

ROUND (PICK) -- PLAYER, POSITION

1 (28) -- Carter Kieboom, SS

1 (29) -- Dane Dunning, RHP

2 (58) -- Sheldon Neuse, 3B

3 (94) -- Jesus Luzardo, LHP

4 (124) -- Nick Banks, OF

5 (154) -- Daniel Johnson, OF  

6 (184) -- Tres Barrera, C

7 (214) -- Jacob Noll, 2B 

8 (244) -- A.J. Bogucki, RHP 

9 (274) -- Joseph Harris, C

10 (304) -- Paul Panaccione, SS

11 (334) -- Armond Upshaw, CF 

12 (364) -- Hayden Howard, LHP

13 (394) -- Conner Simonetti, 1B

14 (424) -- Kyle Simonds, RHP

15 (454) -- Ryan Williamson, LHP

16 (484) -- Phillip Morse, RHP

17 (514) -- Tyler Beckwith, SS

18 (544) -- Ben Braymer, LHP

19 (574) -- Jarrett Gonzales, C

20 (604) -- Jake Barnett, LHP

21 (634) -- Jacob Howel, RHP

22 (664) -- Sterling Sharp, RHP

23 (694) -- Michael Rishwain, RHP

24 (724) -- Joseph Baltrip, RHP

25 (754) -- Branden Boggetto, SS

26 (784) -- Jack Sundberg, CF

27 (814) -- Jeremy McDonald, LHP

28 (844) -- Jonathan Reid, LHP

29 (874) -- Samuel Held, RHP

30 (904) -- Tristan Clarke, CF

31 (934) -- CJ Picerni, C

32 (964) -- Garret Gonzales, 3B

33 (994) -- Ryan Wetzel, SS

34 (1024) -- Morgan Cooper, RHP

35 (1054) -- Tristan Bayless, LHP

36 (1084) -- Jordan McFarland, OF

37 (1114) -- Cory Voss, C

38 (1144) -- Noah Murdock, RHP

39 (1174) -- Matthew Mervi, 1B

40 (1204) -- Sean Cook, RHP 

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