The Washington Nationals had to wait for 57 picks before making their first selection of the 2015 MLB Draft, with the 58th overall pick, a compensation pick for failing to sign 2nd Round pick Andrew Suarez last season (he went 61st to the San Francisco Giants this year), but they only had to wait for ten prospects to go off the board before making their second pick tonight.
With the 69th overall pick, the Nats took high school outfielder Blake Perkins out of Verrado High School in Arizona.
Perkins, 18, has a commitment to Arizona State. He hits and throws from the right side, and hit .461 in 29 games as a senior, with a .583 OBP and a .966 SLG, eight doubles, eight triples and seven home runs, 23 walks and 16 Ks acc. to MaxPreps.com.
With the 69th pick in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the #Nats select OF Blake Perkins, Verrado (AZ) High School.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 9, 2015