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Washington Nationals 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

Name Position
Fernando Abad LHP
Joan Adon RHP
Dakota Bacus RHP
Aaron Barrett RHP
James Bourque RHP
Ben Braymer LHP
Tim Cate LHP
Cade Cavalli RHP
Patrick Corbin LHP
Matt Cronin LHP
Wil Crowe RHP
Sean Doolittle LHP
Roenis Elias LHP
Tyler Eppler RHP
Paolo Espino RHP
Erick Fedde RHP
Kyle Finnegan RHP
Sam Freeman LHP
Steven Fuentes RHP
Javy Guerra RHP
Ryne Harper RHP
Will Harris RHP
Daniel Hudson RHP
Jake Irvin RHP
Kyle McGowin RHP
Kevin Quackenbush RHP
Tanner Rainey RHP
Seth Romero LHP
Joe Ross RHP
Jackson Rutledge RHP
Anibal Sanchez RHP
Max Scherzer RHP
Stephen Strasburg RHP
Wander Suero RHP
Austin Voth RHP
Nick Wells LHP
Austen Williams RHP
Tres Barrera C
Welington Castillo C
Yan Gomes C
Taylor Gushue  
Israel Pineda C
Raudy Read C
Jakson Reetz C
Kurt Suzuki C
Asdrubal Cabrera INF
Starlin Castro INF
Wilmer Difo INF
Luis Garcia INF
Howie Kendrick INF
Carter Kieboom INF
Jake Noll INF
Brandon Snyder INF
Eric Thames 1B
Yasel Antuna SS
Trea Turner SS
Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Emilio Bonifacio OF
Adam Eaton OF
Yadiel Hernandez OF
Victor Robles OF
Juan Soto OF
Andrew Stevenson OF
Michael A. Taylor OF

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

Jackson Rutledge, the team's 2019 first-rounder out of San Jacinto (Texas) JC, is an eye-opening inclusion with just 37 innings of pro ball to his name. He's likely to spend the whole summer at the team's Alternate Training Site, but even being included on the initial 60-man roster gives him a chance to make his big league debut earlier than expected. The same goes for lefthander Seth Romero, whose 2019 season was limited to one inning at the club's instructional league as he returned from 2018 Tommy John surgery. Romero has always had tantalizing stuff from the left side, which could be very valuable in a shortened season. The Nationals took the top half of their Top 10 prospects and also added lefty Matt Cronin, their 2019 fourth-rounder out of Arkansas. 

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

It's a little surprising not to see 2018 first-round righthander Mason Denaburg on this list, considering how prospect-heavy the Nationals chose to go when assembling this roster. Ditto for newly drafted righthander Cade Cavalli, a power pitcher out of Oklahoma. Cavalli was later added to the site in July.

PARTING THOUGHTS

Overall, the Nationals added 15 of their Top 30 Prospects to the 60-man roster, with an emphasis on lefthanders. Of the team's five ranked southpaws, Washington included four. 

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Mitchell Parker Shows Swing-And-Miss Stuff

The 2020 fifth-rounder used his four-pitch mix to good effect in the early part of the season for Low-A Fredericksburg.

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