Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo On The Nats' Plans For The 2012 MLB Draft.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: Washington Nationals 2011 Draft picks Alex Meyer #17, Anthony Rendon #23 and Brian Goodwin #24 are introduced to the media at Nationals Park on August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

"Personally, it's my favorite time of the year," [Washington Nationals' GM Mike] Rizzo continued, "Tomorrow's Super Bowl Sunday for the draft people. We've been hard at work here in the 'War Room' for about 12 days. The scouts, the cross checkers, the scouting director, Roy Clarke, Kris Klein, they've been on the road on a daily basis for about eight months, and tomorrow we put it all together and it's a big day for the scouting department and it's a big day for the Nationals, because as we've seen up here, who you draft has a direct correlation to how good you are at the major league level."

"There's a lot of good high school arms out there," the one-time scout and former D-Backs' scouting director said, "There's a lot of talented college players out there and we feel that we've got a good lineup of players that potentially could help the Nationals on the board and it's time to pull the trigger and get some guys to help the Nationals win." The Nats' GM said he's personally seen and has an opinion on 35-40 prospects eligible for this year's draft, the rest of the work has been done by the staff Rizzo assembled when he officially took over as the GM."

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