The Nationals’ draft haul for losing Adam Dunn

It’s a great opportunity to add talent, but it will mean a significant financial commitment in terms or signing bonuses. Last year, the Nationals signed Bryce Harper, Sammy Solis, A.J. Cole and Robbie Ray with signing bonuses well over the MLB-recommended slot.

The Nationals lost the 66th overall pick, the sixth choice in the second round, to the Phillies because they signed Jayson Werth as a free agent. The Phillies also received the 39th overall pick as compensation. The Nationals’ first-round pick, since it’s in the top 18 choices, was protected. That’s why they get the White Sox’ first-round pick for Dunn but only lose a second-round choice for signing Werth. Both players were Type A free agents.

Dunn, by the way, is 5 for 29 with six walks, a homer and a double, which comes to a .227/.414/.409 slash line.

The full order can be seen here.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.


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