Category Archives: Draft

Nats Face Marlins as Race for 5th Pick Heats Up

The Nationals, for better or worse, have a huge opportunity ahead of them. In the remaining three weeks of the season, the Nats play some of the fellow cellar dwellers in the National League. That includes two series against the … Continue reading

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Nats and Marlins Faceoff in Battle of Cellar Dwellers

Amid all the losing for the Washington Nationals in the past weeks, the team is looking more and more like a nucleus for the team of the future. It is easy to look at the schedule and notice the losses … Continue reading

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Checking in on the Prospects from the Nats trade deadline deals!

The Nationals had the most active Trade Deadline in team history leading up to 5 pm on July 30. In all, eight Nats players were traded and we detail the 12 players the team received back. Some fans knew the … Continue reading

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Draft 21: The Next Five (11-15): Signability & Quality, or Signability vs. Quality?

By forensicane   This year, the draft brings greater challenges to signing players drafted between rounds 11-15. For those with remaining eligibility, the 125K cap is a test. Does the college eligible player believe that by going back, he’ll get … Continue reading

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2021 Picks 6-10: Can a Marginal Legacy be Reversed?

At a stage in the draft when the most highly regarded talents go off the board, organizations like the Nationals are more challenged to find players who have the talent and character to build long careers from humble beginnings. But … Continue reading

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Nationals 2021 Top Draft Picks – Changing the Approach to Change the Organization

The 2021 draft is done! Now, we wait for the new draftees to sign their contracts then the slow cooking as the talents show first glimpses before the season winds down. Will any of the talents sign quickly enough to … Continue reading

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In Day-2 of the draft, we remember Jordan Zimmermann. On Day-1, how’s about the impact of the 2014 Draft on today’s Nats?

The stars of any draft mostly come from the first round picks. You usually get about a 40 percent from every year that have good MLB careers and only a handful become All-Stars. The 2014 draft brought a trio of … Continue reading

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Jackson Rutledge was named MLB Pipeline’s #1 prospect of the Nats. What is he all about?

It has been a little over a full year from his draft in the first round in 2019, and Jackson Rutledge is now MLB Pipeline’s № 1 prospect for the Washington Nationals. He holds the same spot that Stephen Strasburg once … Continue reading

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Draft orders are set and #Nats pick 11th

The last time the Washington Nationals selected better than eleventh in the amateur draft was 2011 when the team selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick in the first round that year. 

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The silver lining of a woeful losing record is picking at the top of the draft!

Suckitude has its privileges. A top draft seeding is the only silver lining to a woefully under-performing season. The darkest years in Nats history from 2008-2010 yielded three top of the draft prizes in Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Anthony … Continue reading

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