Difo’s Future Is Bright

Wilmer Difo is heading to the major leagues. Though the story broke this morning, the Washington Nationals made it official early this afternoon when they announced that the infielder was joining the team from Double-A Harrisburg to replace outfielder Jayson Werth, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist injury.

Some questions remain about Difo’s promotion, most of which surround how the Nationals will guarantee him at-bats despite the healthy and talented group of infielders who are already on the roster. Our own Joe Drugan discussed those points this morning—while it is not clear how the Nationals will use him, what is extremely apparent is Difo’s talent and ability to contribute in the future.

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Wilmer Difo Call Up Is Confusing

Ken Rosenthal broke news this morning that the Nationals’ top infield prospect, Wilmer Difo, has been promoted to the major leagues in the wake of a disabled list trip for Jayson Werth after being hit in the wrist last week. Difo has been killing it in the minors this year with a .315/.367/.520 slash line between High-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg and has had praise heaped upon him for his stellar play from scouts. However, there are a number of reasons that this move is extremely confusing for the Nats depth and Difo’s progress as a top prospect.

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Zimmerman, Nats Walk Off On Yankees

Early on, it seemed like Tuesday would not be a good night for the Washington Nationals (23-17). But they battled back from a four-run deficit against the New York Yankees (22-18) to send the game to extras, and Ryan Zimmerman hit another walk-off in the 10th to propel the Nats to the 8-6 win. Continue reading…


Zimmermann Subdues Padres as Offense Explodes

The tired cliché about every day in baseball being a new day held true for the Washington Nationals (20-17) Friday. A day after their 8-3 loss to the San Diego Padres (19-18), the Nationals came roaring back with a 10-0 win. In a game where everything fell into place, it was the usual contributors who carried the team.

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Federal Reserve: The Struggling P-Nats

Every team in the Washington Nationals farm system enters today’s action with a sub-.500 record. Of the four full-season affiliates, the team whose struggles are the most perplexing is the High-A Potomac Nationals.

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Taylor’s Slam Boosts Nats

Despite being outhit by six and committing three errors to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ (15-18) none, the Washington Nationals (19-16) pulled out a win and clinched a series victory in the desert when Michael Taylor crushed his first career grand slam in the top of the ninth.

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Strasburg Struggles in Blowout Loss

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ (15-17) second touchdown capped a tough night at Chase Field. By scoring early and often in their 14-6 victory, the D-Backs ensured that Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (18-16) could never get out of their early hole.

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