Category Archives: Draft

Point-CounterPoint – Draft Order Possibilities

Don: The discussion within the TalkNats community has already started about who to draft for the Nationals and what spot the team will get in 2023. As we all know, the new CBA introduced a lottery for the draft. While it … Continue reading

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Nats’ Farm System Roundup: April Edition

As the Nationals struggle to win games early in the 2022 season at the highest level, fans are quickly turning to look towards the future. Some of the top prospects in the organization are beacons of hope and progress for … Continue reading

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Who could the #Nats draft from the college ranks with their 1st pick?

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Washington Nationals are going through a “rebuild” of sorts. To kick it off, general manager Mike Rizzo and the front office sent away eight fan-favorites (and Jon Lester) in exchange for a plethora of … Continue reading

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Nationals Draft/Development – Is It As Bad As You Think It Is?

The conventual wisdom is that the Nationals have been historically awful, compared to other teams, when it comes to developing players. That is really a two part question: Do they draft badly? Do they fail in properly teaching their draftees … Continue reading

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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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