Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Draft Day Rundown: Day 1 - Telvin Nash

With their 3rd round pick, the Astros selected 6'1" 220lb left fielder Telvin Nash from Griffin HS in Georgia. Nash had committed to Kennesaw State.

Baseball Draft Report: 5th-ranked high school first-baseman (I know). Above-average power potential and a strong arm; outstanding athlete with well above-average foot speed who should be capable of playing a corner outfield spot with little problem; Kennesaw State commit.

NESN's aforementioned live blog said: He’s another guy with a potentially huge upside.

The Griffin Daily News: “I had a blast at the Astros tryout. I got to meet with all the team officials and the players,” Nash said. “We had batting practice and I played the positions of left field and third base. They wanted to see how soft my hands were and how well I could move my feet.”

Apparently at the Rangers try-out, he got plunked on the elbow. Classy, Rangers.

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