Nationals take P Jackson Rutledge #1, 38 others in 2019 Draft

News Release, Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals selected 30 players on the third and final day of Major League Baseball’s 2019 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint announcement.

The Nationals selected 39 players in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft: 13 right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, two outfielders, 14 infielders and four catchers. Of Washington’s 39 selections, 24 came from four-year universities, seven from junior colleges and eight from the high school ranks.

View the Washington Nationals 2019 First-Year Player Draft selections

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