Baseball America No. 7 Nats prospect: A.J. Cole

Right-hander A.J. Cole went 13-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 25 starts in 2014 with the Nationals organization. He then stepped up for his first major league start, which did not go well in Atlanta on April 28. He lasted two innings as the Braves pounded out nine hits and scored nine runs, with only four of those earned runs. He had only one strikeout, ... read more

Baseball America No. 8 Nats prospect: Andrew Stevenson

It is exciting to see the potential of an outstanding defensive center fielder who knows what it's like to win fall to the Nationals in the draft. In June, the Nationals selected LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson in the second round of the First-Year Player draft. He is an aggressive, rangy and speedy outfielder who played in the College World Series and is the top-of-the-order ... read more

Baseball America No. 9 Nats prospect: Austin Voth

Another pitcher who really had a very strong and very consistent 2015 season was right-handed starter Austin Voth. Baseball America's scouting department was also impressed with the University of Washington product's advancing skills. He is the No. 9 Nationals prospect on Baseball America's top 10. No. 9 RHP Austin Voth: The 23-year-old from Redmond, Wash., went 6-7 in 27 starts (28 games) in 2015, all ... read more

Stephen Strasburg avoids arbitration, agrees to one-year deal

The Nationals have agreed to terms with right-hander Stephen Strasburg on a one-year deal worth a reported $10.4 million, avoiding arbitration, according to multiple reports. Strasburg went 11-7 in 2015 with a 3.46 ERA, his best winning percentage since 2012, when he went 15-6. He battled injuries and started 23 games, coming on strong to end the season. had predicted Strasburg would receive $10.5 ... read more

Baseball America No. 10 Nats prospect: Anderson Franco

As spring training draws ever closer, it's time to count down the top 10 Nationals prospects for 2016, as calculated by Baseball America. The top 10 this year consists of a good mix of Latin and American players, pitchers and position players - as you would expect - but also a couple of surprising teenagers. A pair of the names on the list have already ... read more

Wirkin Estevez looking to return to form after two Tommy John surgeries

The instructional league roster consists of the top prospects in the Nationals organization. Upon further examination, it is impressive to notice that there are more Latin players, specifically those from the Dominican Republic, than ever before on the list. In the system, you could put together a whole team of Dominican Republic all-stars with the Nationals. "No doubt about it," Nationals pitching coordinator Paul Menhart ... read more

Nats prospect watch: Chris Bostick

Last December, second baseman Chris Bostick arrived alongside right-hander Abel De Los Santos from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Ross Detwiler. It ended a whirlwind few years for the highly-thought-of infielder in which he has played for three teams since 2013. "It's got to be a little bit tough for him because he has been with three organizations in three years," said Nationals hitting coordinator ... read more

Instructional league work paying dividends now in cold January days

The progress the young pitchers in the Nationals system make during this offseason began with October and early November instructional league workouts and games. The fruits of that labor are not seen by fans right now. The work these players are doing right now is fortified by what they learned at instructional league this year. Thirty pitchers descended on the Nationals' Florida training facility at ... read more