"There is always a risk with pitchers more so than position players, but if you are going to take a risk, take it on a left-hander that has a frame and that throws 95. We think we picked the right guy, given all those circumstances, where we selected."
(Jim Bowden, via Nationals.com, 6/7/2007)
Go easy on the shoulder there, Bud.
Admittedly, this is what we know about Detwiler: 1. His first name is Ross. 2. He throws hard. 3. Bowden doesn't think he'll be tough to sign. At this point, you'd be much better served checking in with a few people who actually know what they're talking about. Or looking at this.
Since we don't have much else to offer, here's the list of the Nationals' first 8 picks in the draft; and a first pass at assigning some nicknames to these guys:
#6 Ross Detwiler LHP: "The Rosstwiler".
#31 Josh Smoker LHP: "Old Smokey". "The Smokestack".
#49 Michael Burgess OF: "The Burge".
#67 Jordan Zimmerman RHP: "Zimm 2.0".
#70 Jacob Smolinski SS: "The Silent Assassin".
#100 Steven Souza RHP: "Shorty".
#130 Derek Norris C: "D-Wreck".
#160 Bradley Meyers RHP: "Brad to the Bone".
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)