One option the Nationals may be looking at which we haven’t discussed for their 10th overall pick is an economically sound one. With Strasburg likely to demand big money with the first overall pick, they Nats have been considering taking a reach with the 10th pick to get someone at a cheaper price.
One player the Nats have been looking at in this capacity for the number 10 slot has been Brett Jackson, a centerfielder for the University of California. Jackson is a solid build at 6 foot 2, 210 pounds and he fields his position well. His arm is about average but he has a lot of power and pop in his bat. The left handed slugger projects to be an Aaron Rowand type batter according to The Sporting News.
The Nats Blog has learned however that Jackson was at the Giant's ATT Park on Thursday taking batting practice for the clubs front office. The word is that he absolutely impressed the Giants scouts so its possible the late rising centerfielder may find himself off the board before the Nationals can get him at 10th overall.