The Washington Times - June 12, 2012, 03:46PM

TORONTO — The Nationals announced the signings of 23 of their 40 selections from the 2012 MLB Draft. The announcement, which included the previously reported agreements with second-round pick Tony Renda, as well as fourth-round pick Brandon Miller, left just four of the Nationals’ top-10 selections unsigned with one month to go before the July 13 deadline.

Third-round pick Brett Mooneyham had been pitching for Stanford and thus was not allowed to begin negotiations with the Nationals, but Stanford was recently eliminated from the playoffs so those talks can now commence. Seventh-round selection Robert Benincasa and his Florida State team are still in but eighth-rounder Stephen Perez, out of the University of Miami, has also just wrapped up his season.

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Update: Perez tweeted Tuesday night that he was “Officially a Washington National,” so the Nationals can likely cross that one off their list, too.

The Nationals top pick, high school right-hander Lucas Giolito, is committed to UCLA for the fall but the Nationals have been saving on their $4.4 million allotment elsewhere in the top 10 rounds and will likely have more than the slotted $2.125 million to offer Giolito. Still, officials expect the signing will take more time than some of the rest. 

Here is the full list of Nationals picks. The players who’ve signed are in bold. 

RD           PICK       PLAYER                                 POS        B/T          HT           WT          DOB                        SCHOOL

1              16            Lucas Giolito                         RHP        R/R          6-6           230          7/14/94                    Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)

2              80            Tony Renda                           2B           R/R          5-8           180          1/24/91                    University of California-Berkeley

3              111          Brett Mooneyham                  LHP         L/L           6-5           235          1/24/90                    Stanford University (CA)

4              144          Brandon Miller                      OF           R/R          6-2           215          10/8/89                    Samford University (AL)

5              174          Spencer Kieboom C             R/R          6-0           220          3/16/91                    Clemson University (SC)

6              204          Hayden Jennings CF           L/L          6-0           170          10/16/92                  Evangel Christian Academy (LA)

7              234          Robert Benincasa                  RHP        R/R          6-1           180          9/5/90                      Florida State University

8              264          Stephen Perez                       SS           S/R          5-11         175          12/16/90                  University of Miami (FL)

9              294          Derek Self                              RHP        R/R          6-3           205          1/14/90                    University of Louisville (KY)

10            324          Craig Manuel                         C             L/R          6-1           205          5/22/90                    Rice University (TX)

11            354          Brian Rauh                            RHP        R/R          6-2           200          7/23/91                    Chapman University (CA)

12            384          Carlos Lopez                         3B           R/R          6-2           220          1/18/90                    Wake Forest University (NC)

13            414          Elliott Waterman                   LHP         L/L          6-5           230          11/24/90                  University of San Francisco

14            444          Jordan Poole                         RF           R/R          6-3           210          9/11/91                    Chipola Junior College (FL)

15            474          Brandon Smith                      CF           R/R          6-3           195          5/1/94                      Woodbridge HS (CA)

16            504          Ronald Pena                          RHP        R/R          6-4           210          9/19/91                    Palm Beach State College (FL)

17            534          Blake Schwartz                     RHP        R/R          6-3           200          10/9/89                    Oklahoma City University

18            564          David Fischer                        RHP        R/R          6-5           200          4/10/90                    University of Connecticut

19            594          Bryan Lippincott                  1B           L/R          6-3           210          9/26/89                    Concordia University (MN)

20            624          James Brooks                       SS           R/R          6-0           185          10/12/88                  University of Utah

21            654          Austin Chubb                       C             R/R          6-1           220          4/17/89                    Florida Southern College

22            684          Will Hudgins                          RHP        R/R          6-4           200          2/12/90                    University of Notre Dame

23            714          Casey Selsor                         OF           L/L          6-1           190          2/23/90                    University of Texas-San Antonio

24            744          Kevin Dicharry                      RHP        R/R          6-4           200          11/27/89                  University of Texas

25            774          Freddy Avis                           RHP        R/R          6-2           195          11/3/93                    Menlo HS (CA)

26            804          Skye Bolt                                CF           S/R          6-1           170          1/15/94                    Holy Innocents Episcopal HS (GA)

27            834          Cody Poteet                           RHP        R/R          6-1           183          7/30/94                    Christian HS (CA)

28            864          Hunter Bailey                        SS           R/R          6-0           180          5/17/89                    Oklahoma State University

29            894          Leonard Hollins                    RHP        R/R          6-3           185          7/31/91                    Chipola Junior College (FL)

30            924          Robert Orlan                          LHP         R/L          6-0           200          9/28/90                    University of North Carolina

31            954          Michael Boyden                    RHP        R/R          6-0           180          6/18/90                    University of Maryland

32            984          Michael Mudron                    LHP         L/L           5-11         190          2/4/90                      California State San Bernardino

33            1014        Mike McQuillan                     2B           L/R          5-11         175          10/2/89                    University of Iowa

34            1044        Jake Jefferies                         2B            S/R          6-1           180          8/7/93                      Foothill HS (CA)

35            1074        Cory Bafidis                           LHP         L/L           6-0           190          8/22/90                    Texas Wesleyan University

36            1104        Max Ungar                             C             R/R          6-3           200          8/10/94                    Charles E. Smith Jewish School (MD)

37            1134        Tyler Watson                         LHP         L/L           5-11         160          6/9/93                      Georgetown HS (TX)

38            1164        Jared Messer                         RHP        R/R          5-11         185          7/14/91                    Malone College (OH)

39            1194        Mitchell Williams                   C             L/R          5-10         186          8/16/94                    Coosa HS (GA)

40            1224        Ricky Gutierrez                      CF           R/R          6-1           170          2/15/93                    American Senior HS (FL)