Hooray for irrational win streaks in the middle of August. The Washington Nationals have done the improbable and made the Bryce Harper race an actual race. Here's how the three lowest teams stack up to date:
The Pirates are a long-shot, but the Royals have a real chance at this thing, especially if the Nationals continue to win. Perhaps the bigger question, rather than which team will ‘win' the first overall pick, is whether Stephen Strasburg will be on the board for that pick or not, or even if the Nationals can reselect Strasburg if he is. The signing period comes to a close next Monday, so we should know the answer to the first part relatively soon.