On Monday, Brandon King hadn't given much thought to being picked in the Major League Baseball amateur draft that began Tuesday.
The Washington Nationals gave the new Martinsburg High School graduate just a little extra to think about after they selected him to start the 27th round on Wednesday. King, a pitcher and third baseman in high school, was drafted as a pitcher.
A day after selecting Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 pick and Drew Storen with the 10th pick, the Nationals continued to draft pitchers and added King to the list.
Whether he signs remains a question.
"(King) getting drafted is great for our program," said Martinsburg coach John Lowery Jr. "It shows he has the talent and that someday he could be a professional player. Right now, he might be better served to go to college."