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Federal Reserve: Ranking The Farm

Minor League Baseball’s Opening Day is today, and the Nationals four full-season affiliates—the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, Double-A Harrisburg Senators, High-A Potomac Nationals, and Low–A Hagerstown Suns—all open the seasons with solid rosters. While injuries, promotions, and scuffles relating to development are trademarks of a minor league season, these four teams look promising on paper. To […]

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Federal Reserve: Minor League Report For March 27, 2014

With Spring Training coming to a close, the Nationals have sent several players down to minor league camp in the last week. During the stretch of March 20-26, they optioned Jhonatan Solano, Zach Walters, Christian Garcia, Ryan Mattheus, Xavier Cedeno, Tyler Moore, and Jeff Kobernus to Triple-A Syracuse, while sending Sandy Leon to Double-A Harrisburg. […]

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TNB’s Midseason Top 10 Nationals Prospects

As the season reaches its ceremonial halfway point, it’s a good time to take a look at the minor leagues and re-evaluate the team’s prospect situation. At the beginning of the season we often see several lists come out from various publications that rank each team’s top prospects, however we seldom see this list updated […]

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A Few Words On Our Predicted Pick, Alex Meyer

Last month we wrote that several sources indicated that the Nats were really high on Kentucky starter Alex Meyer and that the club wanted to get him with the 23rd pick, but believed he would be off the board. Well as you now know, the best case scenario occured and the club took mega-prospect Anthony […]

All Signs Point To The Nationals Taking Alex Meyer With Number Six Pick In The MLB Draft

Both ESPN.com and Baseball America have the Washington Nationals selecting Alex Meyer, a right handed pitcher out of Kentucky, with their sixth overall pick in next months first year player draft. Keith Law of ESPN Insider writes: “Washington originally thought they’d get Meyer with the 23rd pick, which they got as compensation for Adam Dunn […]

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Nationals Farm System Ranks 19th on Keith Law’s List

Keith Law of ESPN came out today with the rankings for farm systems in Major League Baseball, and the Nationals have actually cracked the top 20. They rolled in at number 19, so kudos to General Manager Mike Rizzo and his front office for investing money in the right places. Already, the team has signed […]

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Bryce Harper Named Third Best Prospect In MLB

On the MLB Network tonight, in a program that went head to head with Barack Obama and the State of the Union, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the third best prospect in baseball by MLB.com. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports: “Outfielder Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, ranked […]

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Harper and Epinosa Named Among Mayo’s Top Prospects

Earlier this week we showed you that both Derek Norris and Wilson Ramos were ranked by Jonathan Mayo as two of the top 10 catching prospects in baseball. This week, both Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper were named to be top prospects for their prospective positions. Harper ranked second among outfielders, and Espinosa ranked fifth […]

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Derek Norris And Wilson Ramos Named Among The Top 10 Catching Prospects In Baseball

Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com’s resident prospect expert, made a list of his top 10 catcher prospects. Three teams had two or more players on the list, as the Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays all appear to have a deep future at the position. Here are some excerpts from Mayo on number seven […]

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A Brief History Of The Nationals Top Prospects

Jeff Zimmerman of Royals Review took on the chore of compiling and presenting Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects from 1990-2010. It’s a great read if you get a chance, and he databased all of his findings on a Google spreadsheet. Below are all of the players on the Washington Nationals who have ever been named […]

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Yunesky Maya and Eury Perez earn Dominican League honors

According to Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com, two Washington Nationals players picked up post-season awards from the Dominican Winter League today. Right-handed starter, Yunesky Maya, was named the league’s Pitcher of the Year, and outfielder Eury Perez was named the leagues Rookie of the Year.  Maya, 29, signed with the Nationals last season after defecting from […]

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Nats make minor league moves

The Washington Nationals announced the signings of two minor leaguers late Tuesday night. The team signed right-handed pitcher Harvey Garcia and catcher Carlos Maldonado. Neither player has seen substantial time on a major league roster, so don’t expect too much out of either of them this year in terms of helping out the Nationals big […]

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