LeMahieu, Gonzalez and Harrison lead second base market

2B or not 2B? That is the question ... at least for the next six weeks or so. The club has made nice moves in the offseason to secure a pair of front-line starters, a pair veteran catchers, solid bullpen arms and a familiar backup first baseman. But what about a starting second baseman? The Nationals continue to look around at veteran impact second basemen ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 5 - RHP Will Crowe

Right-hander Wil Crowe is hoping to put it all together in 2019 after slowing down a bit at the end of 2018. The 6-foot-2, 240-lb. starter went 11-0 to begin the season with high Single-A Potomac, but then went 0-5 after being elevated to Double-A Harrisburg. Baseball America believes Crowe still has a lot of upside and lists him as its No. 5 prospect in ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 6 - LHP Tim Cate

The Nationals certainly hope that some of their cache of left-handed starters can make their way to the big club over the next few seasons to help bolster the rotation. Seth Romero and Tim Cate - the Nats’ No. 6 prospect, according to Baseball America - come to mind. The Nats took Cate in the second round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 7 - LHP Seth Romero

This is an important year for the No. 7 player in Baseball America’s list of the Nationals’ top 10 prospects. Talented left-hander Seth Romero had issues that hampered his career at the University of Houston and slowed his start with the Nats after he was drafted as a first-round pick in 2017. But as national writer Carlos Collazo notes, there is no denying the potential ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 8 - RHP Sterling Sharp

The No. 8 Nats prospect got to pitch at Nats Park during the club’s preparation for the 2017 National League playoffs. Right-hander Sterling Sharp and a few of his minor league teammates helped Nats batters get ready for the Chicago Cubs with simulated games. Sharp, at 6-foot-4, 170 pounds, was a 22nd-round selection in the 2016 draft out of Drury (Mo.). Sharp, 23, pitched for ... read more

Adams credits Nats coaching staff for keeping him on track

It is a big deal the Nationals were able to quickly get Matt Adams back in the fold for 2019 and with a mutual option for 2020. Adams, 30, appeared in 94 games for the Nats last season before being traded to the Cardinals. He was important to the Nats when first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was on the disabled list. Adams started 57 games, hit18 ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 9 - SS Yasel Antuna

The Nationals were thrilled a couple of years ago when they were able to sign international prospects Yasel Antuna and Luis Garcia. Both have made it to the top 10 on the 2019 Nats prospects list per Baseball America. Antuna, 19, was the publication’s No. 14 international prospect in the 2016 class, and the Nats like the power he was capable of producing at the ... read more

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