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Rhett Wiseman Drafted By Washington Nationals in Third Round, 103rd Overall

Rhett Wiseman had a breakout year in 2015, swatting 14 home runs and providing another monster bat in the middle of Vanderbilt's lineup. The Washington Nationals scooped him up with the 103rd overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.

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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.