Three Boras clients selected by Nats

What do third baseman Anthony Rendon, right-hander Alex Meyer and outfielder Brian Goodwin have in common besides being selected by the Nationals in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft on Monday? All three are represented by agent Scott Boras.

In fact, since 2009, the Nationals have selected five players represented by Boras during the first day of the Draft. Two of those players are right-hander Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper. Both players didn’t agree to terms with the club until deadline day which is usually in the middle of August.

Can Washington sign Rendon, Meyer and Goodwin before the deadline, which is Aug. 15th? General manager Mike Rizzo believes he can.

“We are going to try our best to get all three of them signed,” Rizzo said. “These are guys we have identified and I think are going to be a big part of the organization. We are always optimistic that we could get them signed. That’s why we take them. That’s why we do all of this work to evaluate them. We are going to make an attempt to get all three of them signed.”

The last first-round pick not to sign with the Nationals was right-hander Aaron Crow in 2008. He is now a Major League closer with the Royals.


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With Boras as their agent, these kids won’t be playing ball this year. We won’t know until 11:59 on August 14th whether they will sign or not.

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