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The top of the Nationals system is headlined by star outfielder Dylan Crews, who immediately became one of the top prospects in professional baseball after Washington drafted him No. 2 overall in the 2023 draft. Crews tops a list that features a bevy of toolsy position players and multiple pitchers who could settle into roles in Washington by the end of the 2024 season.
Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Nationals system entering 2024. Savannah McCann is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Washington’s farm system.
See the 10 best prospects in Washington’s system including brand new scouting reports for every player.
Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.
Projected 2027 Lineup
Catcher: Keibert Ruiz (28)
First Base: Yohandy Morales (25)
Second Base: Luis Garcia (27)
Third Base: Brady House (24)
Shortstop: CJ Abrams (26)
Left Field: Dylan Crews (24)
Center Field: Elijah Green (23)
Right Field: James Wood (24)
Designated Hitter: Lane Thomas (31)
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: Dylan Crews
Best Power Hitter: James Wood
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Jack Dunn
Fastest Baserunner: Johnathon Thomas
Best Athlete: Elijah Green
Best Fastball: Jarlin Susana
Best Curveball: Cade Cavalli
Best Slider: Jarlin Susana
Best Changeup: DJ Herz
Best Control: Jake Bennett
Best Defensive Catcher: Israel Pineda
Best Defensive Infielder: J.T. Arruda
Best Infield Arm: Brady House
Best Defensive Outfielder: James Wood
Best Outfield Arm: Elijah Green