Exclusive: Nationals' accelerated development roster revealed

MASNsports.com has obtained an advance copy of the accelerated development program roster for the Nationals.

It is a collection of top prospects in the system all in one place for intense, hands-on instruction during spring training. If you don't see a big name below, they are most likely in the major league camp.

Players report to Viera, Fla., and begin camp on Friday, Feb. 21.

Right-handed Pitchers (unless otherwise noted LHP = left-handed pitcher) (23):
Dakota Bacus
John Costa
Matt Derosier
Ian Dickson
Pedro Encarnacion
Wirkin Estevez
Lucas Giolito
Taylor Hill
Jake Johansen
Nick Lee, LHP
Reynaldo Lopez
Warner Madrigal
Brett Mooneyham, LHP
Robert Orlan, LHP
Ronald Pena
Nick Pivetta
Jefry Rodriguez
Blake Schwartz
Hector Silvestre, LHP
John Simms
Wander Suero
Austin Voth
Deion Williams

Catchers (4):
Spencer Kieboom
Cole Leonida
Raudy Read
Pedro Severino

Infielders (11):
Osvaldo Abreu
Wilmer Difo
Cutter Dykstra
Cody Gunter
Jason Martinson
David Masters
Stephen Perez
Shawn Pleffner
Tony Renda
Drew Ward
John Wooten

Outfielders (7):
Isaac Ballou
Rafael Bautista
Theo Bowe
Destin Hood
Narciso Mesa
Brandon Miller
Drew Vettleson

The mini-camp schedule begins Tuesday, March 4 at Houston. They play the Astros again on March 5, 9 and 10. On Tuesday, March 11 they take on the New York Mets.

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