No. 8 Nats prospect: Daniel Johnson

The Nationals have done a very good job in recent years building depth in the outfield. Everyone talks about Victor Robles and Juan Soto, but there is another outfielder who is turning heads in their minor leagues and that is Daniel Johnson. Baseball America has Johnson as the No. 8 overall prospect in the Nats system. No. 8 OF Daniel Johnson Johnson played center field ... read more

No. 9 Nats prospect: Raudy Read

Next on the list is a player who reached the major league level with the Nationals in 2017 and played in eight games in September. Catcher Raudy Read recorded 11 at-bats and notched three singles for a .273 average in his limited time up with the big boys. With the uncertainty at backup catcher in 2018, Read could get a long look at that spot ... read more

No. 10 Nats prospect: Yasel Antuna

It is time to begin our countdown of the top 10 Nationals prospects according to Baseball America. We bring in national writer Carlos Collazo to break down each prospect, beginning with No. 10. No. 10: SS Yasel Antuna Collazo likes what Antuna brings to the table. At 6-foot, 170 lbs., Antuna has the body to be able to generate power on offense. For the rookie-level ... read more

Gutierrez and McGowin leading Mesa toward AFL title game

Despite playing only 10 games, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez is leading his Arizona Fall League team in batting with a .414 average. His club, the Mesa Solar Sox, are 15-10-1 and have a 2 1/2-game lead atop the East Division with only a handful of games remaining. Gutierrez has 12 hits, a triple, a homer, six runs and eight RBIs. All 12 of those hits ... read more

Nats pitching prospect spotlight: RHP Gabe Klobosits

On a scheduled off-day during the Nationals’ National League Division Series matchup against the Cubs in early October, a few of the Nats’ young pitching prospects got to pitch batting practice at the club’s top hitters. One of those prospects was right-hander Gabe Klobosits out of Auburn University. A 2017 36th-round selection, Klobosits, 22, is a big dude, standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 270 lbs. In ... read more

Nationals, baseball remember Roy Halladay

A ton of remembrances today for the passing of two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, who died tragically in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer remembered being motivated by watching how hard Halladay worked in spring training. My deepest condolences to the Halladay family during this difficult time. The world lost a ... read more

Baseball America: Nationals system strong at catcher and shortstop

It’s that time of year. Getting ready for Thanksgiving and then the holidays before New Year’s Day as the weather turns colder and the days shorter. At least Daylight Savings Time has kicked in so the kids don’t have to walk to the school bus stop in the dark. It’s also time to get ready for our annual Nats Top 10 countdown via the expertise ... read more

Rendon and Taylor come up short for first Gold Gloves

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon did not win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his work on defense in 2017. The Rockies’ Nolan Arenado took the honor, winning his fifth Gold Glove on Tuesday night. Rendon did win a Silver Slugger Award in 2014. Rendon still improved on his fielding percentage by three points in 2017, getting to .979. He committed only seven errors in ... read more