Rhett Wiseman found a new baseball home on Tuesday. The Vanderbilt outfielder was drafted in the third round - 103rd overall - by the Washington Nationals in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Wiseman was a key component of the Commodore offense from the middle of the lineup. The junior was second on the team in batting average (.318), home runs (14), hits (85), on-base percentage (.419) and runs scored (66). He also swiped 12 bases in 14 attempts.
Those numbers were a big improvement over Wiseman's 2014 campaign. As a sophomore, he batted just .277 while experiencing a power drought (zero home runs) that can partially be explained by the rise of BBCOR bats. His monster 2015 season helped propel him from a potential-laden prospect to one of the biggest contributors on a College World Series team.
Wiseman's draft slot bonus is $554,100 - about one-third of what 43rd overall pick and Vandy recruit Triston McKenzie is slated to receive. If the young outfielder wants to bet on himself, he can return to Nashville for a fourth year with the team. If not, he'll likely report to the Auburn Doubledays or another of the Nats' single-A teams this summer.