Reactions To Day One Of The 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft: Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals had two picks on the first day of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, and many are considering them big wins, despite injury concerns. The Nats selected RHP Erick Fedde, who just had Tommy John surgery three days ago, with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the draft. Fedde went to high school with Nats left fielder Bryce Harper at Las Vegas High. The followed up in the second round (57th overall) with LHP Andrew Suarez, a junior out of the University of Miami. According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, Suarez had labrum surgery on his shoulder as a freshman.

I’ve compiled some tweets below from various sources, including Baseball Prospectus writers, local beat writers, and Nationals bloggers who follow the draft. Even a current Nats player gets in on the action.

On Fedde:

On Suarez and overall first day:

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Joe Drugan

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