2017 Washington Nationals Midseason Top 10 Prospects

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Nationals Midseason Top 10
1. Victor Robles, OF
2. Erick Fedde, RHP
3. Juan Soto, OF
4. Carter Kieboom, SS
5. Seth Romero, LHP
6. Andrew Stevenson, OF
7. Luis Garcia, SS
8. Wil Crowe, LHP
9. Raudy Read, C
10. Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B

As the trade deadline approaches, the Nationals are sitting pretty.

They're 12 1/2 games up on the Braves in a putrid National League East and once again appear to be a shoo-in for the postseason. That said, the Nats are not without their warts. The back of their bullpen this year had been a revolving door prior to the trade for Oakland’s Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle. They have injury issues in the rotation after losing Joe Ross for the season and with Stephen Strasburg leaving Sunday’s game after just two innings. In the outfield, Jayson Werth, Michael Taylor and Chris Heisey are all on the disabled list.

They also lost sparkplug Trea Turner to a fractured right wrist. Although they’re hopeful of getting him back, there is no timetable for his return.

That said, the Nats have prospect ammunition to go get help, as they showed with their deal with the Athletics. The Nationals are reluctant to deal any of their top three prospects—Victor Robles, Erick Fedde or Juan Soto—but if they relented, especially on Robles, that would be intriguing enough to land a marquee acquisition.

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