Washington Nationals Top Prospects 2015

Washington Nationals Top Prospects

Below are the 2015 Washington Nationals Top Prospects.

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Opening Day payrolls
(Major League contracts plus signing bonuses):
2014: 2014: $137,356,579
2013: $118,289,679
2012: $ 92,534,929
A Look Back… Last 5 Years Draft Picks
Year Name/Position School/HometownPick
2014 Erik Fedde/RHP UNLV 18
2012 Lucas Giolito/RHP Harvard-Westlake H.S., Studio City, Calif. 16
2011 Alex Meyer/RHP Kentucky 23
2011 Anthony Rendon/3B Rice 6
2010 Bryce Harper/C College of Southern Nevada 1

2015 Washington Nationals Top Prospects

Rank/Overall Name Position
1/8 Lucas Giolito RHP
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Top Position Prospect : RHP
SCOUTING REPORT Lucas Giolito
The #1 pitching prospect in all of baseball has an unbelievable feel for pitching and command at just 20 years old. With 3+ MLB average or better offerings, makes Giolito a special talent.

2/56 A.J. Cole
RHP
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The Nats must really like Cole as they drafted him, traded him for Gio Gonzalez and then traded to get him back. A powerful fastball that he works down in the zone and average breaking pitches make him an intriguing prospect that should make his MLB debut in 2015.
3/65  Michael Taylor OF
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Taylor a shortstop converted to an outfield flashes unreal athleticism. His aggressive tendencies result in a high-k rate but he flashes impressive pop and speed. The move to the outfield was a was choice for Taylor as he has a great arm and covers a ton of realty in the field
4/96 Trea Turner
SS
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Turner is a very consistent defender with impressive speed. He was part of the Wil Myer trade to SD but will not be head to Washington until June. Turner has a great eye for the strike zone and is a keen understanding of what he is trying to accomplish at the plate.
5 Reynaldo Lopez
RHP
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Lopez has a big time arm and may end up the Nats closer before long. He manhandled hitters in Low-A last season posting a 1.08ERA over 16 starts. Flashing a 94+ fastball, Lopez is one guy you that will start climbing the rankings during the 2015 season.
6 Erick Feede
RHP
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Similar to Giolito, Fedde is a physically imposing pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery before he begins his pro career. He was a first round pick in the 2014 draft and is a ground ball inducing machine. His command is impressive and should move quickly once healthy.

7 Wilmer Difo
SS/2B
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A true-five tool player. Difo is a impressive talent that truly shocked people with his 2014 campaign. His ability to get on base and wreck havoc is his calling card. His maturity was a big question mark heading in to 2014 but he quieted the doubters and is out to prove his campaign was no flash in the pan.
8 Joe Ross
RHP
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A highly touted pitcher out of Bishop-Gorman in Northern California. Ross was part of the Wil Myers deal because of his potential. A 94-96 fastball and a average slider gives him a higher ceiling than his brother Tyson.
9 Drew Ward
3B
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Ward was a third round pick by the Nats in 2014 and they like what they have seen so far from this youngster. Ward’s power from the left side makes him a quality prospect that profiles as a first baseman in the bigs. With his raw power and composure at the plate, he should develop into a .275-.285 hitter.
10 Brian Goodwin
OF
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The expected heir apparent to Denard Span suffered a season ending injury in July that cut short his horrific season. He is expected to return to Triple-A this year and with a regain in confidence should develop into a quality leadoff hitter.
11 Nick Pivetta
RHP
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Armed with a big time fastball and a ideal pitchers body (6’5″ 220LBS), Pivetta is a raw talent that is similar to Nats righty Blake Treinen. Impressive fastball, decent command and improving secondary pitches. His mechanics are a work in progress, as repeating his delivery has not been one of his positive attributes.