The Washington Nationals had to wait through 57 picks before making their first selection in the 2015 Draft, but when their name was called and they were on the clock, Nats' GM Mike Rizzo and co. pulled the trigger on the player at the top of their draft board which ended up being LSU outfielder Andrew Stevenson, a 21-year-old, left-handed hitting outfielder.
With the 58th pick (2nd round) in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the #Nats select OF Andrew Stevenson (Louisiana State University).— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 9, 2015
Going into the Draft, which Rizzo said to him was the "Super Bowl" of the season, he told reporters how the Nationals would approach their top pick.
"We’re going to line them up and when 58 comes," he said, "we’re going to pick the best guy that we see that’s available and hopefully we hit on a guy that helps us in the big leagues."
Stevenson hit .356 in 59 games for the Tigers this season, with 11 doubles, five triples, a home run and 26 stolen bases in 236 at bats, over which he put up a .407 OBP with a .458 SLG and a .993 FLD% in the outfield.
The Nationals only other pick tonight, is coming up at no.69. Check back to see who they take with their second pick of 2015...