- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say they have reached an agreement with No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper on a major league contract.

Clubs faced a deadline of midnight EDT Monday to come to terms with players picked in June’s amateur draft.

A year ago, the Nationals agreed to a record-breaking $15.1 million, four-year contract with top pick Stephen Strasburg a little more than a minute before the deadline. Strasburg made his big league debut June 8, a day after Harper was drafted.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Harper is a 17-year-old power-hitting junior college catcher the Nationals plan to convert to an outfielder. He’s the first JUCO player taken with the first overall selection.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide