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The Nats select Pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the MLB Draft

The Washington Nationals have selected the pitcher they coveted the whole time at the 18th pick, pitcher Erick Fedde. Fedde, a junior at UNLV, went 8-2 with a 1.76 ERA over 76.2 innings this season, in which he recorded 82 strikeouts and only 21 walks. He was shut down with an elbow injury mid-season and underwent Tommy John Surgery last month. He was considered a top-ten prospect...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Purke becomes latest Nats pitcher to undergo Tommy John

Washington Nationals pitching prospect Matt Purke becomes the latest Nationals pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery.  Pukre, who was a third round draft pick of the Nats in 2011, after turning down the Texas Rangers as a first round pick in 2009, will undergo the surgery soon.  Dr. James Andrews will perform the UCL ligament repair.  The surgery will sideline Purke for at least...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats continue roster reductions, Matt Purke among cuts

The Washington Nationals continue to make roster reductions as they inch a day closer to Opening Day. So far today, the Nats have send pitchers Matt Purke, Clay Hensley and Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.  Rosenbaum will no doubt end up at Syracuse AAA.  Purke is a big prospect pitcher for the Nats that we will keep a close eye on. Purke is a 6’4″ left-hander the Nats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Video: Matt Purke

Kiley shares video of one of the better lefties in the AFL, the Nationals high-profile lefty Matt Purke.
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Does MLB even need a draft?

The Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft begins this week. The modern draft was instituted in 1987, but a filtration system for entry-level talent existed before World War II. Today, the draft exists for two purposes — competitive balance and wage suppression, with the former being publicly cited as the reason for its existence but the latter being more of the actual motivation for...
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Check out the deer Matt Purke bagged on Thanksgiving...

Up above, a pic of Nats LHP Matt Purke with the deer he bagged on Thanksgiving ("Successful thanksgiving hunt" Tweeted Purke back then. Photo via @MattPurke47). Meanwhile, Purke was optioned to low-A Hagerstown today, where he'll continue on the road back from shoulder surgery. Nats roster down to 49. Who gets bagged next? Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
Via Nationals Enquirer
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats Choose Lucas Giolito In Gutsy First Round Selection

Entering the 2012 Amateur Draft, it was unclear who the Nationals would take with the 16th overall pick. Just before 9 pm on Monday, the Nats picked Lucas Giolito and surprised the baseball world once again. With the Giolito pick, you can argue that the Nats got the top prospect five times in the last four seasons. Starting with Stephen Strasburg in 2009, the Nats followed with...
Via The Nats Blog
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Purke, Anthony Rendon Optioned, Seven Others Cut From Big League Squad

The Nationals decided this afternoon to give two of their top prospects in big league camp a chance to get acclimated with the team’s minor league program as they optioned starting pitcher Matt Purke and infielder Anthony Rendon. The team also removed seven other players from their spring roster, including Corey Brown, Jarrett Hoffpauir, and Sandy Leon. Bryce Harper, Washington...
Via The Nats Blog
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

In other Washington Nationals Hot Stove news: Matt Purke got a hole in one?

Back on January 16, Stephen Strasburg Tweeted news of a near-miss first hole in one, missing the cup by mere inches. The next day, Washington Nationals' 2011 third round pick Matt Purke was out fine-tuning his golf game: Today, those those lessons apparently paid off -- Purke claims that he got his first ever hole in one  -- photo above via @MattPurke47:More importantly; how...
Via Nationals Enquirer
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals southpaw Matt Purke on rebound from injury, inactivity

Matt Purke felt relief the minute he became a member of the Washington Nationals. Finally he would begin throwing to batters again. Finally he'd be in live games again. Finally, after three months spent doing nothing but staring at a catcher's target, building up his arm strength with a throwing ...
Via Washington Times
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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