As of June 20th, the Washington Nationals had already signed 25 of their 40 picks from their 2017 MLB Draft class, though the highest pick on the list they provided was their third overall selection, Nick Raquet, a left-hander out of the College of William & Mary.
This afternoon, multiple reports are saying that the Nationals added another selection to the fold, signing second round pick Wil Crowe to a $946,000 bonus:
Nationals signed Crowe for slot value. Just over $946,000.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 28, 2017
RHP Wil Crowe from South Carolina has signed with #Nats; source confirms— Byron Kerr (@masnKerr) June 28, 2017
The Nationals’ second round pick, the 65th pick in the second round, was valued at $946,500, no word on the official number so far.
Crowe, 22, is a right-hander listed at 6’2’’, 240 lbs. He went (6-5) with a 3.41 ERA, 31 BBs, 90 Ks and .247 BAA in 15 starts and 92 1⁄3 innings pitched for the University of South Carolina.
Here’s the scouting report that Assistant General Manager & Vice President, Scouting Operations Kris Kline provided on Crowe on the night of the Draft:
“Physical guy. Four-pitch mix. 94-95 mph fastball. Above-average secondary stuff. He was a Friday night guy at South Carolina. The fact that he got to us where we picked, I’m extremely elated, so we had the other guy there that was working his way up the board, but this has always been the guy there, so he’s ultra-competitive kid, good track record, profiles as a mid-rotation starter with secondary stuff, strike thrower.”
The Nationals still have not signed, or at least haven’t reported, the signing of their top pick in the Draft, left-hander Seth Romero, but the Nats now up to 26 reported signings from their 40 picks.