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2023 Washington Nationals Top MLB Prospects

Robert Hassell (Bill Mitchell)
Robert Hassell (Bill Mitchell)


After trading away all-star slugger Juan Soto at the trade deadline for a package that included three Top 100 Prospects, the Nationals have one of the most exciting systems in baseball. Today we're unveiling the Nationals Top 10 Prospects ahead of the 2023 season.

Savannah McCann hosted a chat regarding the Nationals system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Keibert Ruiz (27)
First Base: TJ White (22)
Second Base: Luis Garcia (26)
Third Base: Brady House (23)
Shortstop: CJ Abrams (25)
Left Field: Robert Hassell III (24)
Center Field: Elijah Green (22)
Right Field: James Wood (23)
Designated Hitter: Joey Meneses (34)

No. 1 Starter: Cade Cavalli (27)
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore (27)
No. 3 Starter: Josiah Gray (28)
No. 4 Starter: Jarlin Susana (22)
No. 5 Starter: Jackson Rutledge (27)
Closer: Jose Ferrer (26)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Washington's Top 10, click here.


Best Hitter for Average: Robert Hassell III
Best Power Hitter: Elijah Green
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Robert Hassell III
Fastest Baserunner: Jacob Young 
Best Athlete: Elijah Green
Best Fastball: Jarlin Susana
Best Curveball: Evan Lee
Best Slider: Cade Cavalli
Best Changeup: Jake Bennett
Best Control: Jake Irvin
Best Defensive Catcher: Israel Pineda
Best Defensive Infielder: Jordy Barley
Best Infield Arm: Armando Cruz
Best Defensive Outfielder: Elijah Green
Best Outfield Arm: Elijah Green

James Wood (Photo By Diamond Images Via Getty Images)

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