Washington Nationals Agree To Terms With 2012 2nd Round Pick Tony Renda, 4th Round Pick Brandon Miller.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits against the Washington Nationals during a game at Nationals Park on June 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals drafted Cal-Berkeley second baseman Tony Renda with the 80th pick in the 2nd Round of this year's First-Year Player Draft. In his junior year, the 5'8'', 170+lb infielder had a .342/.436/.484 line, 16 doubles, 5 HR's, 29 BB and 18 K's in 54 games and 219 AB's after having posted a combined .351/.394/.485 line in his freshman and sophomore years at Cal. Renda apparently wasn't kidding when he told San Jose Mercury News writer Vytas Mazeika in an article after he was drafted entitled, "Draft calls local players", that he planned on signing ASAP. "Renda plans to sign as soon as possible to begin working his way up the organization," the Mercury News' reporter noted. The Nationals' scouting director Kris Kline told reporters this afternoon that the infielder had already signed:

Mr. Kline also told reporters that the team had agreed on a deal with 4th Round pick Brandon Miller, an outfielder out of Samford University who was selected with the 144th overall pick. Here's how the Nationals' Area Supervisor Eric Robinson described Miller on Twitter after he was drafted...

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• Here's a quick look at Tony Renda:


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