Brian Goodwin, A.J. Cole, Wilmer Difo, Matt Grace and Matt Skole are among the players eligible for Rule 5 draft protection.
The veteran utility man will be back next season and the oft-injured left-handed starting prospect is released.
"It’s every kid’s dream. It’s just awesome that it’s coming true."
Erick Fedde, a first-rounder out of UNLV, is close to signing; second-rounder Andrew Suarez opts for college.
As Friday's deadline looms, the Nationals and Erick Fedde still haven't struck a deal.
The Nats are the only team in baseball yet to sign either of their top two picks, and they have one week to do so.
Ten before the deadline, the Nationals have yet to sign three top draft picks.
Fedde, 21, explains how he hurt his elbow, his relationship with Bryce Harper and his pitching style.