Nationals' first picks since moving to Washington D.C.
2005 - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - University of Virginia
The Nationals took Zimmerman with their first selection after moving from Montreal, the 5th overall pick. Zim has gone on to win two Silver Slugger awards and earn MVP votes three times.
2006 - 1B Chris Marrero - Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL)
Marrero was a bust at the 15th overall pick, only appearing in 39 major league games to date. He was let go by the Nats in November and has since been in the Orioles' farm system.
2007 - LHP Ross Detwiler - Missouri State University
Detwiler has had a up-and-down career with the Nationals. The lefty was a big part of the Nats' rotation when they went to the playoffs in 2012, but has since fallen off due to injuries and an inconsistent role.
2008 - RHP Aaron Crow - University of Missouri-Columbia
Crow was taken ninth overall by the Nats, but did not sign with them and was picked the next year by the Kansas City Royals. The Nats got a pick the following year as compensation and took reliever Drew Storen.
2009 - RHP Stephen Strasburg - San Diego State University
Strasburg has lived up to the hype that made him the No. 1 overall pick. He earned an All-Star bid and Silver Slugger in 2012. In 89 total games he holds a 2.97 career ERA.
2010 - OF Bryce Harper - College of Southern Nevada
Harper is a two-time All-Star who has enjoyed two historic seasons for his young game. Lately, however, injuries have precluded him from reaching his full potential.
2011 - 3B Anthony Rendon - Rice University
Rendon slipped to the Nationals at sixth overall and has since proven more durable than many expected. He has been one of the Nats' best players in 2014 and looks like a future All-Star.
2012 - RHP Lucas Giolito - Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
Giolito dropped to 16th in the 2012 draft because of injury concerns, and has since had Tommy John surgery. The 19-year-old has returned strong, however, and is considered among the best pitching prospects in baseball.
2013 - RHP Jake Johansen - Dallas Baptist University
Johansen, a second round pick, was the Nats' first selection in 2013 due to the signing of free agent Rafael Soriano. Johansen is currently at Single-A Hagerstown in the Suns' starting rotation.
2014 - RHP Erick Fedde - University of Nevada-Las Vegas
The Nationals took Fedde with the 18th overall pick despite the right-hander having had Tommy John surgery just days before. They see him as a top-5 talent that once healthy will have top of the rotation potential.