Nats top prospects: No. 10 - RHP Jake Irvin

Let’s run down the recently released Top 10 Nationals prospects according to Baseball America, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1, as the end of the year approaches. We begin with the No. 10 Nats prospect: right-hander Jake Irvin. Irvin, 21, was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of Oklahoma. He is 6-foot-6, 225 lbs., and got to ... read more

Corbin on why he took a step forward in 2018

Left-hander Patrick Corbin had a standout season pitching for the Diamondbacks in 2018. He demonstrated strength and durability, starting 33 games, winning 11 games and posting a career-best 3.15 ERA. He has started 32 or more games in four of his first six seasons. Corbin struck out a career-high 246 batters in 2018. He said he realized that off-speed pitches were becoming very effective after ... read more

Bourque’s transition to bullpen goes well

Right-hander James Bourque spent his first few seasons in the system as a starter. But last season, he was moved to the bullpen. Bourque, 25, pitched well at the University of Michigan and caught the eye of the Nationals’ area scout. In the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, the Nats selected the right-hander in the 14th round. But early on as a starter, he recorded a ... read more

Justin Miller excited to be back with Nationals for 2019

After pitching only in the minor leagues in 2017, right-hander Justin Miller made a return to the major leagues with the Nationals last season and did quite well. In 51 games, Miller went 7-1 with a 3.61 ERA and two saves. In 52 1/3 innings, he struck out 60 batters and walked 17. In his three seasons with Detroit and Colorado, Miller combined for a ... read more

Scherzer excited to work with new catchers Gomes and Suzuki

The newest additions to the Nationals roster for 2019 directly affect right-hander Max Scherzer. Within the past two weeks, veteran catchers Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes were added to the roster. So what does the Nats’ No. 1 starter, Cy Young Award winner and most important player think about these changes to the person that will call his games? “You’re always developing trust,” Scherzer said ... read more

Fedde on potential spot in rotation: “It’s everything”

With left-hander Gio Gonzalez gone and right-hander Joe Ross returning from injury, the door is wide open for right-hander Erick Fedde to take advantage and grab one of the remaining spots in the Nationals rotation for 2019. The focus for Fedde in the offseason is figuring out a way to be durable enough to make it through an entire season. So his plan is to ... read more

Carter Kieboom on playing second base: “They have that trust in me”

Carter Kieboom was able to play second base once a week during the Arizona Fall League this year after playing shortstop exclusively in his entire professional career. Kieboom said at Nationals Winterfest he understands the Nats think very highly of him to fast track him a bit, working at another position and getting a shot to play against the best in the AFL. “It always ... read more

Will Nats’ outfield defense be better if Harper moves on?

It wasn’t a great season for Bryce Harper defensively, but MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis cautions to not get too worked up about the phenom’s numbers with a gloved hand. “What is a little odd to me is the defensive metrics fluctuate from year to year with the same guys,” Callis said. “Like Harper, without looking at it, had horrific numbers (in 2018). I don’t know if ... read more