Top prospects headline Nats' Spring Breakout roster

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Nationals announced their roster for the first-ever Spring Breakout game next week against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

It includes 22 of their top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline, including nine of the top 10 and 12 of the top 15:

Jarlin Susana, RHP, No. 10
Travis Sykora, RHP, No. 11
DJ Herz, LHP, No. 12
Jackson Rutledge, RHP, No. 15
Mitchell Parker, LHP, No. 22
Cole Henry, RHP, No. 25
Dustin Saenz, LHP, No. 29
Andrew Alvarez, LHP, NR
Lucas Knowles, LHP, NR
Andry Lara, RHP, NR

Drew Millas, C, No. 20
Israel Pineda, C, No. 26
Maxwell Romero Jr., C, NR

Brady House, 3B, No. 3 (MLB No. 48)
Yohandy Morales, 3B, No. 5
Trey Lipscomb, 3B, No. 16
Kevin Made, SS, No. 23
Darren Baker, 2B, No. 27
T.J. White, INF, No. 30
Armando Cruz, INF, NR

Dylan Crews, OF, No. 1 (MLB No. 7)
James Wood, OF, No. 2 (MLB No. 14)
Elijah Green, OF, No. 6
Daylen Lile, OF, No. 7
Robert Hassell III, OF, No. 8
Cristhian Vaquero, OF, No. 9
Andrew Pinckney, OF, No. 17

Obviously headlined by top prospects Crews, Wood, House, Hassell, Lipscomb, Baker, Millas, Hertz, Rutledge, Parker and Henry who are all in major league spring training, this unique event will give fans the opportunity to get their first looks at some other prospects in the system.

“I just looked at the list and it's a pretty good list,” said manager Davey Martinez. “I'm pretty excited about it. I'm gonna manage that game. So I don't know if I'm a breakout guy anymore, but I just want to watch them play. It'll be fun.”

Green, Lile, Vaquero, Morales, Pinckney, Cruz, Susana, Sykora and Alvarez highlight the next wave of top prospects set to participate in the game.

Lile, who suffered a scary injury Saturday in Fort Myers that required him to be carted off the field and taken to a local hospital, should be cleared to play in the coming days. His inclusion on the roster is a good indicator he’s recovering well.

“I saw him jogging the other day, so he's getting back on his feet,” Martinez said. “He's itching to get back on the field, but he's doing fine.”

Prospects ranked in the Nats’ top 30 by MLB Pipeline not included on the roster include: Cade Cavalli (recovering from Tommy John surgery in major league camp), Victor Hurtado (international signee still at the Nats’ Dominican Academy), Jake Bennett (Tommy John surgery), Jacob Young (competing for a major league roster spot), Nasim Nuñez (Rule 5 pick competing for a major league roster spot), Zach Brzykcy (recovering from Tommy John surgery), Angel Feliz (international signee still at the Nats’ Dominican Academy) and Jeremy De La Rosa (older prospect).

The Nats’ inaugural Spring Breakout game against the Mets is at 3 p.m. next Friday, March 15 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. The game will be streamed live on with the Nationals radio call available on

“I want to see them all play hard,” said Martinez.

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