With the 27th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals have selected Mason Denaburg, a right-handed pitcher from Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida.

Denaburg does have quite a bit of velocity to his fastball, hitting 97 on the gun, while still having to fill in his frame a bit to add velocity. His fastball has a bit of sink to it, as does his changeup, which he also throws well. Denaburg also has a curveball, but he doesn’t throw it nearly as often as the other two pitches.

Denaburg can also catch, and he has in the past. He obviously won’t be a catcher at the next level, but it’s likely his bat is further developed than other pitchers. He also is a great athlete and can add value as a pinch runner in an emergency situation.

My guess would be that Denaburg is the sixth best prospect in Washington’s system, coming in right behind 2017 first rounder Seth Romero.

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