Archives

Hill_HermCardPhoto_1598_67gq3m56_qzhx5jvq

Nationals’ Minor Leaguers With Rising Stocks

With July well underway, the Minor League Baseball season is down to its stretch run. At this point many of the Washington Nationals’ prospects have defined their seasons. To provide a snapshot of the surprises in the farm system, the Federal Reserve has listed a trio of players who have boosted their stock the most. […]

erickfedde

How Will The Nationals Handle The Standoff with First Rounder Erick Fedde?

The clock is ticking for all 30 MLB teams to sign their picks from the 2014 Draft, as the signing deadline is tomorrow, Friday, July 18 at 5 pm. This deadline is especially crucial for the Washington Nationals, as three of their top-10 picks remain in the balance: UNLV righthander Erick Fedde (1st round), Miami […]

Ian+Desmond+Atlanta+Braves+v+Washington+Nationals+T5lO4ZsPM35l

Federal Reserve: Nationals’ Minor League Options Limited For Shortstop Acquisition

On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Washington Nationals are “actively seeking to add a young shortstop” to replace Ian Desmond if he leaves via free agency after 2015. Rosenthal noted that Washington has a few major-league-ready prospects to offer in a trade, including catcher Sandy Leon, infielder/outfielder Zach Walters, and outfielder […]

Souza1280a_hm95qjse_8riy2w2n

Federal Reserve: Washington Nationals Hitter and Pitcher of June 2014

June was a big month across Minor League Baseball, as many leagues held their All-Star Games while some of the game’s top prospects made the jump to higher levels. The Washington Nationals were no stranger to this trend, as many of the organization’s best prospects thrived. As a result, the decision for The Federal Reserve’s […]

Lucas_Giolito_3tpgxfjy_j7grv03s

Federal Reserve: Futures Game and Minor League Notes

On Tuesday, MLB announced its rosters for the 2014 All-Star Futures game and the Washington Nationals will be represented by two of their top prospects: Low-A Hagerstown righthander Lucas Giolito and Double-A Harrisburg centerfielder Michael Taylor. While a brief shutdown in May has resulted in Giolito’s relatively-low innings total of 48 and 2/3, he has […]

Austin_Voth_BC_vpx579rt_6nkdx0md

Federal Reserve: Washington Nationals Prospect Report for June 20, 2014

Entering the season, the Low-A Hagerstown Suns roster included a five-man starting rotation that was perhaps the best in the Washington Nationals farm system. The staff, which was noted for including Lucas Giolito and Jake Johansen, the Nationals last top two picks, saw 2013 fifth-round selection Austin Voth emerge as its ace. The righthander became […]

Jakson-Reetz187

Federal Reserve: Washington Nationals Draft Signings and Minor League Notes

A week after the beginning of the MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals are already stocking the farm system. Reports indicate that they have signed, among others, third-round selection Jakson Reetz, a high school catcher, and fifth-rounder Drew Van Orden, a righthander out of Duke. As the Nationals sign their remaining draft choices, there are two […]

lucasgiolito

Federal Reserve: Looking Back At The Nationals Draft Classes (2011-2013)

The Federal Reserve concludes its two-part look back at the last five Washington Nationals’ amateur player drafts by examining the classes of 2011-’13. In case you missed it, here is part one, which covers the 2009-’10 drafts, and the likes of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Michael Taylor. 2011 Graduated: Anthony Rendon (1st round) Notable […]

Harrisburg+Senators+v+Altoona+Curve+mfiyYrRnsnKl

Federal Reserve: Looking Back At The Draft (2009-2010)

Two weeks from today, MLB will hold its annual amateur draft. Before this year’s draft takes place, the Federal Reserve will provide a two-part look back at the last five drafts. This post, part one, examines the Nationals 2009-‘10 classes by focusing on the players that are still in the farm system, and determines which […]

Taylor-Front

Federal Reserve: Strong May Starts In The Minors

After naming the Player and Pitcher of the Month for April last week, this is the perfect time to focus on a few the players who are off to good starts in May. While the Double-A Harrisburg Senators continue to struggle with an 11-26 record, two of their top prospects are producing. Centerfielder Michael Taylor […]

640_Hill_Syracuse_Chiefs_trvf3oqv_l8819qbq

Federal Reserve: Minor League Players of the Month for April 2014

On the first Thursday of each month, the Federal Reserve will give Pitcher and Player of the Month honors. It will provide an overview of the best performances over the past month, and forecast what lies ahead for the winners. Player of the Month: Third Baseman Drew Ward, Low-A Hagerstown Suns Despite a DL stint […]

Brian_Goodwin_White_Herm_Card_r76p7xev_6z4elvog

Federal Reserve: Early Struggling Farmhands

With the first month of the Minor League Baseball season in the books, a few of the Nationals’ best prospects are off to a slow start.  Over the next few weeks, some must, and should, begin playing to their full potential. There are four prospects in particular that I expect to rebound, all of whom […]

Taylor-Front

Federal Reserve: Stars emerge at Harrisburg, Hagerstown

Very few things have gone right for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators in the early goings of this season. A club that was talented on paper beginning the year fell to 4-13 with their loss to the Altoona Curve (Pirates) on Wednesday night, and has lost six one-run games. One bright spot for the Senators has […]

Nationals_Braves_Spring_Baseball-09fe7

Federal Reserve: Giolito Shows Improvement In Second Start

In his first start of the season on April 5, Lucas Giolito lasted just three innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Since then, the 19 year old has been stellar for the Low-A Hagerstown Suns. On April 10, Giolito earned his first win of the season […]

Quantcast