2011 MLB Draft: Washington Nationals' System Stacked After Anthony Rendon Pick
To some analysts, the 2011 MLB amateur draft marks the third consecutive season in which the Washington Nationals have held the No. 1 overall pick—even though they actually had the sixth pick this year.
In an early surprise move last night, the Seattle Mariners passed over third baseman Anthony Rendon—arguably the best position player in the draft and a former favorite to be this year's No. 1 overall pick—with their No. 2 selection. So did the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, and Kansas City Royals.
The Nationals got Rendon with the No. 6 overall pick. Throw him into the lineups of the future that already feature the likes of Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth with a pitching staff led by Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen and you've got a heck of a future.
Especially if you throw in Prince Fielder at first base, as ESPN's Buster Olney proposes.
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