MLB Draft 2012 Results: Nationals make 14 Picks on Day 2

The Washington Nationals made 14 selections on day two of the 2012 MLB draft, highlighted by the fourth-round selection of Brandon Miller, an outfielder from Samford who belted a school-recorded 23 home runs this season. But that was just the beginning of a busy day for the Nats. Here's a rundown of Tuesday's selections:

  • No. 144 -- OF Brandon Miller -- Samford
  • No. 174 -- C Spencer Kieboom -- Clemson
  • No. 204 -- CF Hayden Jennings -- Evangel Christian Academy (La.)
  • No. 234 -- RHP Robert Benincasa -- Florida State
  • No. 264 -- SS Stephen Perez -- Miami (Fl.)
  • No. 294 -- RHP Derek Self -- Louisville
  • No. 324 -- C Craig Manuel -- Rice
  • No. 354 -- RHP Brian Rauh -- Chapman University (Calif.)
  • No. 384 -- 3B Carlos Lopez -- Wake Forest
  • No. 414 -- LHP Elliott Waterman -- San Francisco
  • No. 444 -- RF Jordan Poole -- Chipola College (Fla.)
  • No. 474 -- CF Brandon Smith -- Woodbridge High School (Calif.)

Though these are day-two picks and range from the fourth round to the 14th, some could make an impact. Per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

The Nationals still believe in their later picks. Samford senior outfielder/catcher Brandon Miller led Division I with [23] home runs. Nationasl VP Roy Clark called Clemson junior Spencer Kieboom "the best defensive college catcher in the country," even if Kieboom is not ranked among Baseball American's top 500 prospects.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For news, updates and projections related to the next week's MLB Draft, stay tuned to this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC.

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