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Washington Nationals 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

NamePosition
Fernando AbadLHP
Joan AdonRHP
Dakota BacusRHP
Aaron BarrettRHP
James BourqueRHP
Ben BraymerLHP
Tim CateLHP
Cade CavalliRHP
Patrick CorbinLHP
Matt CroninLHP
Wil CroweRHP
Sean DoolittleLHP
Roenis EliasLHP
Tyler EpplerRHP
Paolo EspinoRHP
Erick FeddeRHP
Kyle FinneganRHP
Sam FreemanLHP
Steven FuentesRHP
Javy GuerraRHP
Ryne HarperRHP
Will HarrisRHP
Daniel HudsonRHP
Jake IrvinRHP
Kyle McGowinRHP
Kevin QuackenbushRHP
Tanner RaineyRHP
Seth RomeroLHP
Joe RossRHP
Jackson RutledgeRHP
Anibal SanchezRHP
Max ScherzerRHP
Stephen StrasburgRHP
Wander SueroRHP
Austin VothRHP
Nick WellsLHP
Austen WilliamsRHP
Tres BarreraC
Welington CastilloC
Yan GomesC
Taylor Gushue
Israel PinedaC
Raudy ReadC
Jakson ReetzC
Kurt SuzukiC
Asdrubal CabreraINF
Starlin CastroINF
Wilmer DifoINF
Luis GarciaINF
Howie KendrickINF
Carter KieboomINF
Jake NollINF
Brandon SnyderINF
Eric Thames1B
Yasel AntunaSS
Trea TurnerSS
Ryan Zimmerman1B
Emilio BonifacioOF
Adam EatonOF
Yadiel HernandezOF
Victor RoblesOF
Juan SotoOF
Andrew StevensonOF
Michael A. TaylorOF

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

Jackson Rutledge, the team's 2019 first-rounder out of San Jacinto (Texas) JC, is an eye-opening inclusion with just 37 innings of pro ball to his name. He's likely to spend the whole summer at the team's Alternate Training Site, but even being included on the initial 60-man roster gives him a chance to make his big league debut earlier than expected. The same goes for lefthander Seth Romero, whose 2019 season was limited to one inning at the club's instructional league as he returned from 2018 Tommy John surgery. Romero has always had tantalizing stuff from the left side, which could be very valuable in a shortened season. The Nationals took the top half of their Top 10 prospects and also added lefty Matt Cronin, their 2019 fourth-rounder out of Arkansas.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

It's a little surprising not to see 2018 first-round righthander Mason Denaburg on this list, considering how prospect-heavy the Nationals chose to go when assembling this roster. Ditto for newly drafted righthander Cade Cavalli, a power pitcher out of Oklahoma. Cavalli was later added to the site in July.

PARTING THOUGHTS

Overall, the Nationals added 15 of their Top 30 Prospects to the 60-man roster, with an emphasis on lefthanders. Of the team's five ranked southpaws, Washington included four.

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