Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 6/4/12
Harvard-Westlake left-hander Max Fried was taken No. 7 by the San Diego Padres in baseball's amateur draft. In the winter, Lucas Giolito of Harvard-Westlake was a candidate to be the No. 1 player selected in baseball's amateur draft. After throwing a 100 mph fastball in late February, the momentum was clear. Then an elbow injury in early March left everything up the in the air. "I had a huge question mark next to my name," he said. On Monday, he was taken No. 16 by the Washington Nationals, a team he said he had not even spoken with. "It was a huge surprise but a pleasant one," he said. "It's a very exciting day. No one had any idea where I'd go. I could have gone anywhere. To go that early feels really good, especially after my arm was injured." Giolito will have another month of rehabilitation to show the Nationals before he must make a decision by July 13th whether to sign or attend UCLA. "We'll see how negotiations play out and what's a fair deal," he said. What's clear is that Giolito has impressed many with his maturity in dealing with the setback from a sprained elbow ligament that wiped out his senior season and probably cost himself several million dollars in bonus money. "After I hurt myself, the year got tough, but I went about it the same mentally I've learned, taking it one day at a time and going about my business the best I can," he said. Giolito said he was also very happy for his high school teammate, Max Fried, a left-hander selected No. 7 by the San Diego Padres. "We had a mini-celebration at my home," he said. -- Eric Sondheimer The Dodgers' first-round pick came around Monday and surprise, surprise they did not select a starting pitcher. Instead, with the 18th overall selection the Dodgers selected high school third baseman Corey Seager. The left-handed hitting Seager, 18, is the younger brother of Mariners' third baseman Kyle Seager and played at Cabarrus High School in North Carolina. Seager is 6 feet 3 and 190 pounds, and most project him as having more power than his brother. He played shortstop in high school. He might not be the easiest signing, having committed to two-time national champion South Carolina. The Dodgers are currently fairly devoid in the minors of an impact bat at third, or much anywhere else. The Dodgers had selected a pitcher in the first round in the last six consecutive drafts. - By Steve Dilbeck
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Top eight takeaways from NFL Honors awards

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eric Berry named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Cam Newton to be named NFL MVP

Ezekiel Elliott hung out with Jim Brown

Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Roger Goodell speaks about future of Pro Bowl in annual address

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Winners and losers from 2016 Hall of Fame vote

Brett Favre, Tony Dungy headline Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Terrell Owens says he was not elected to Hall of Fame

Bruins prospect hit in throat with puck, taken to hospital

WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Three keys to victory for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50

Torrey Smith: ‘This is probably the best offense’ for Kaepernick

Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Is Tim Lincecum's run with the San Francisco Giants done?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker