Joey Meneses Can’t be Stopped in Friday’s MiLB Recap!

The FredNats were the only rainout today, but expect more tomorrow with the storm raging across the east coast. Continue reading

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Game #47 Aaron Sanchez has a chance to lead the Nats to a first in 2022!

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The Washington Nationals are going to try to do something they have not done all year  —  win three games in a row. That is, as they say, a winning streak. Aaron Sanchez is on the mound with the opportunity to lead the Nats from the mound.  Continue reading

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FredNats Break-Out in a Big Way in Thursday’s MiLB Recap

Luis Garcia was back in Rochester’s lineup following a collision on Tuesday, so it seems that he’s good to go injury-wise. Certainly a relief. Continue reading

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Game #46 Nats start a four game series against the Rockies!

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If the Washington Nationals can win four of their next five games, they will reach a 19-31 record at Game No. 50 on Monday. The Nats start a 4-game series against the Rockies tonight, and on Monday they start a series against the Mets. Continue reading

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Former 1st Rounder Makes his Return in Wednesday’s MiLB Recap!

For the first time in almost three years, Mason Denaburg pitched on a professional mound. The former first rounder has had two major surgeries in the last three years and is finally healthy again. Congrats, Mason!

Denaburg started the game for Single-A, Jake Irvin was on the bump for High-A, Steven Fuentes for Double-A, and Cory Abbott for Triple-A. Continue reading

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Game #45 Series salvage job against the Dodgers

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It seems like a pattern is setting in here, where the Washington Nationals lose the first two games in a series, and must win the final game to salvage a series. That is how you lose over 100 games in a season by that exact formula. Continue reading

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Top College Prospects Check in: May 20th

WASHINGTON, D.C. | General Manager Mike Rizzo spoke to season ticket holders

As the Washington Nationals hold the fifth pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, there are countless possibilities as to who the team will pick. The front office could choose to select a player from either high school or college; both talent pools are very deep in position players. Additionally, the choice of whether or not to select a pitcher or position player remains in the air with both spots being areas where improvement is necessary.

From an organizational standpoint, there are no past indications of what might happen with this selection. However, it is important to monitor the top prospects’ performances as the games begin to mean more and competition ramps up. Due to the fact that stats are more readily available for college players, and there are more stats for hitters, here some of the top college options from this past weekend. 

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Rehab Starts Galore in Tuesday’s MiLB Recap!

There were three rehab starts across the system – Stephen Strasburg started the game in Single-A Fredericksburg, Joe Ross started for Double-A Harrisburg, and Ehire Adrianza played shortstop in the same game. Continue reading

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Game #44 has an ex-Dodgers battery going for the Nats!

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The Washington Nationals face the Los Angeles Dodgers again tonight, and the Nats will have an ex-Dodgers battery to start this game. Yes, Josiah Gray and Keibert Ruiz both came over in the deadline deal last July that sent Trea Turner and Max Scherzer over to the Dodgers. This could be one of those deals that works out great for both sides. Continue reading

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Is it time to move Juan Soto back to LF?

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Playing the wall is not easy; Sol Tucker/TalkNats

The news is not good. Juan Soto as measured by defensive WAR (-6.5) tied for last for all fielders, and in StatCast’s Outs Above Average, which is a factual measurement of a fielder’s ability, ranks Juan Soto dead last in baseball of the 108 qualified outfielders at -4.0 runs.

To make matters worse, much of the poor rankings is based on effort if you open your eyes and see what is unfolding. Forget Soto’s miss-timed jump at the wall or losing a ball in the twilight last night that weren’t routine plays, in the 6th inning last night Soto jogged to Trea Turner‘s 86.9 mph single with runners on second and third base allowing Freddie Freeman to jog home. The video evidence is here. If he just charged it hard — maybe Dodgers’ third base coach, Dino Ebel, holds Freeman at third base.  Continue reading

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