The MLB Draft does not have the pomp and circumstance that other professional sports drafts have (perhaps it is because it takes THREE days).
But it did, in fact, begin Monday.
The Washington Nationals picked 16th, and with their selection, they chose right-hander Lucas Giolito of Harvard-Westlake High School in California.
Here are some basic facts about the promising pitcher:
He also gives a decent interview. Here he is after he threw a no-hitter last year:
The Nats have had luck drafting guys from out West (you may know of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper), so hopefully Giolito will become yet another big addition to the Nats franchise.
Meanwhile, the Capitals and WIzards will also look to draft some gems as well this month as both the NHL and NBA Drafts take place at the end of the month. Move over, Pepsi. These are the choices of a new generation.