As expected, Bryce Harper was drafted first overall by the Washington Nationals. Within his first 20 seconds as a professional, he switched from being a catcher to an outfielder. Bud Selig announced the Nationals were drafting Bryce Harper, outfielder, Nevada. Which is exactly what his agent, the evil Dr. Boras, said he was going to be anyway.
I'm not sure it puts a huge dent in his value compared to how much this will speed up his ETA to the majors. Maybe for the fans, he will just catch Strasburg. Who didn't want to see that? They're both once-in-a-lifetime prospects!