No video yet, but Mike Rizzo just said on the Nationals’ broadcast that Bryce Harper will be the Nationals’ first pick on Monday night "unless something changes."
What's been assumed for a long time - and hinted at by the team repeatedly - is now almost official: The Nationals will likely draft College of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper No. 1 overall in the First-Year Player Draft tomorrow night.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told MASN sideline reporter Debbi Taylor that the team will take the 17-year-old Harper No. 1, barring any drastic changes. Harper, who's been on the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN: The Magazine, left high school a year early to get his GED and declare for the draft in 2010 instead of 2011.
Without delving into what constitutes a "drastic change" I think everyone can rest a little easier tonight, knowing Bryce Harper is coming to the Nationals.