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The Washington Nationals choose Bryce Harper with the first pick of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft




Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, Drafts, MLB,

Bryce Harper

As many thought would happen, the Washington Nationals selected baseball phenom Bryce Harper with the first pick of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.  Harper has been highly-touted since last year thanks to his prodigious power and lightning-quick bat speed.  He played mostly catcher in his baseball career, as well as pitched, but the Nats will use Harper as an outfielder in right field, in order to utilize his athleticism and strong arm.  The 17-year-old, 6-foot-3, 205 pound also known as “Baseball’s Chosen One” according to a Sports Illustrated cover last year is represented by Scott Boras who also repped last year’s first overall pick, Stephen Strasburg, with the very same Nats team.  The Nats faithful are hoping both players will lead the charge in turning things around for the organization and if they can live up to both their hype and upside, that time will come.

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