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MLB Draft 2011: MLB.com Has Nats Taking Two Pitchers In First Round

The 2011 MLB Draft is right on the other side of this weekend, and the Nats have two first round picks. MLB.com just came out with their latest (and probably final) Mock Draft of the Season, and they have the Nas going with two pitchers in the first. With the sixth overall pick, they have the Nationals taking Trevor Bauer, a right handed pitcher from UCLA.

The slightly unorthodox Bauer is being mentioned all over the top of the first round, and it's hard to argue based on his performance and stuff.

Bauer would be a solid pick, because he has tremendous stuff, but has also been seasoned by a few years at UCLA. With the 23rd overall pick, they have the Nats taking high school pitcher Daniel Norris, and a little bit more risk.

This would give the Nationals one college and one high school pitcher in the first round. Norris is the top prep lefty in the class.

I like that after taking a guy who is more safe in Bauer in the first, they have the Nats swinging for the fences a little bit more with this pick. With two picks in the first round, that's the kind of pick that the Nats can afford to make.