Tom Milone will make his major league debut tonight, a wonderful opportunity for him and a victory for the Nationals’ scouting staff. Milone will become only the 13th player drafted in 2008 in the 10th round or later to reach the majors. “When your top picks reach the majors, that’s what you’re hoping for,” Kline said. “When the later drafted guys get there, it’s even more rewarding.”
Milone is the fourth member of the 2008 draft class to reach the majors, joining Danny Espinosa, Louis Coleman and Aaron Crow. Both Coleman and Crow did not sign with the Nationals, though, signing with Royals after getting picked again in 2009. Milone does not throw hard, but “radar guns, for me, are for guys who don’t know a pitcher from a thrower.”
Milone is a big leaguer tonight. Talk about the game right here.