The Washington Nationals have started the rebuild, trading away the likes of Trea Turner, Max Scherzer, and Juan Soto, and stocking their roster and farm with high-end talents with upside.
Ages as of July 1, 2023
Painter is among the elite prospects in baseball and has a chance at four plus pitches, well above-average command, and still is getting better by the day.
Green is tooled up like a future star, including plus power, at least plus speed, and a shot to remain in center.
|3||21||Robert Hassell III||OF||55|
Hassell sports above-average tool across the board, but is coming off surgery to repair a broken hamate and subpar numbers in a 27-game cup of java in Double-A after the trade from San Diego last summer.
House has big raw power and was showing above-average plate skills last season until a back injury sidelined him the final two and a half months.
Cavalli, the club’s first-round pick in 2020, has a plus fastball and curveball amidts a quality four-pitch mix, but will miss 2023 due to UCL surgery.
It’s a power arsenal for Rutledge, who may end up in the bullpen without batter command.
Susana is just getting started, but his 6-foot-6, 235-pound frame offers projection and rotation durability if he can find the zone more often.
Maybe the best athlete in the system, Vaquero has speed to spare, power to dream on, and physical projection to boot.
When Henry commands his fastball his slider and changeup play up enough to suggest a three-pitch starter with a No. 4 ceiling.
Bennett is a big, physical lefty with a good changeup and average velocity, but his size suggests there may be more in the tank.
|12||21||Jeremy De La Rosa||OF||40|
Rankings, OFPs by Joe Doyle.
Player notes by Jason A. Churchill.
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