2006 Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects


Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league rookie standards of 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched (without regard to service time) are eligible. Ages are as of April 1, 2006.

Scouting reports for the Top 10 Prospects (Subscribers only) — Click Here to Subscribe


Chat Wrap: Aaron Fitt took your
Nationals questions
Pre-Order the 2006 Prospect Handbook
for 30 scouting reports on every team

TOP TEN PROSPECTS
1. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
2. Collin Balester, rhp
3. Clint Everts, rhp
4. Ian Desmond, ss
5. Armando Galarraga, rhp
6. Kory Casto, 3b
7. Mike Hinckley, lhp
8. Bill Bray, lhp
9. Larry Broadway, 1b
10. Daryl Thompson, rhp
BEST TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Ryan Zimmerman
Best Power Hitter Larry Broadway
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Kory Casto
Fastest Baserunner Brandon Watson
Best Athlete Justin Maxwell
Best Fastball Collin Balester
Best Curveball Clint Everts
Best Slider Armando Galarraga
Best Changeup Clint Everts
Best Control Darrel Rasner
Best Defensive Catcher Erick San Pedro
Best Defensive Infielder Ryan Zimmerman
Best Infield Arm Ian Desmond
Best Defensive Outfielder Frank Diaz
Best Outfield Arm Ryan DeLaughter
TOP PROSPECTS
OF THE DECADE
Team Player, Pos. 2005 Org
1996 Vladimir Guerrero Angels
1997 Vladimir Guerrero Angels
1998 Brad Fuller, 1b White Sox
1999 Michael Barrett, 3b/c Cubs
2000 Tony Armas, Jr., rhp Nationals
2001 Donnie Bridges, rhp Nationals
2002 Brandon Phillips, ss Indians
2003 Clint Everts, rhp Nationals
2004 Clint Everts, rhp Nationals
2005 Mike Hinckley, rhp Nationals
TOP DRAFT PICKS
OF THE DECADE
Team Player, Pos. 2005 Org
1996 *John Patterson, rhp Nationals
1997 Donnie Bridges, rhp Nationals
1998 Josh McKinley, ss Out of baseball
1999 Josh Girdley, lhp Out of baseball
2000 Justin Wayne, rhp Dodgers
2001 Josh Karp, rhp Nationals
2002 Clint Everts, rhp Nationals
2003 Chad Cordero, rhp Nationals
2004 Bill Bray, lhp Nationals
2005 Ryan Zimmerman, 3b Nationals

* Did not sign

LARGEST BONUSES
IN CLUB HISTORY
Ryan Zimmerman, 2005 $2,975,000
Justin Wayne, 2000 $2,950,000
Josh Karp, 2001 $2,650,000
Clint Everts, 2002 $2,500,000
Grady Sizemore, 2000 $2,000,000

Minors | #Armando Galarraga #Bill Bray #Clint Verts #Colin Balester #Ian Desmond #Kory Casto #Ryan Zimmerman

Add a Comment

comments powered by Disqus