Nationals' Nick Raquet: Selected by Nationals

The Nationals have selected Raquet with the 103rd overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.

Raquet, a left-hander from William & Mary, has much better stuff than his spring stats would suggest. He tops his arsenal with a low 90s fastball that peaks at 96 miles per hour, although he consistently maintains that velocity deep into his starts. The lower velocity on his fastball is offset by an above-average changeup and good breaking balls, which helped him to strike out 95 batters in 77.1 innings. His command is very questionable, though, and many scouts think that his tools could play up more in a bullpen role, but his upside makes him a decent long-term gamble.

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