The Washington Nationals are inching closer to signing all of their picks from the 2012 MLB Draft, and the latest to be signed is left-handed pitcher Brett Mooneyham who was the Nationals third-round draft pick out of Stanford. The contract that that Mooneyham signed was the exact amount for his third-round slot at $428,500.
This past season at Stanford, Mooneyham went 7-5 with a 4.26 ERA in 14 starts with 90 strikeouts over 82.1 innings pitched. However, he did walk 37 batters and hit an additional 15 which was the most by any Stanford pitcher.
While Mooneyham is the 24th player that the Nationals have signed, they are still trying to work out a deal to sign first-round pick in right-handed high school pitching product Lucas Giolito. Since the Mooneyham signing was for the slotted amount it still allows the Nationals to offer Giolito a shade over $3 million.