Category Archives: MikeRizzo

The Minor Leagues is all about developing players to come to the Majors to be successful!

When Joan Adon made his MLB debut last year in October, we got to see a glimpse of the future, and an unpolished gem in one start against the Red Sox. We knew he had a blazing fastball and a … Continue reading

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2022 Washington Nationals Position by Position Season Preview: Starting Rotation Edition

For as long as Mike Rizzo has been in charge of the roster for the Washington Nationals, the main emphasis has been on starting pitching — and specifically, having dominant starters set the tone for the team. In 2019, the … Continue reading

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Bumpy Roads to Beautiful Places? The New Prospect Lists and the Developmental Horizon

The updated prospect lists are interesting, especially when we view the early spring training action and those we see up close. The Nationals now have the unsettled feeling of a second division-team, despite the bold stroke of recruiting Nelson Cruz. … Continue reading

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Nelson Cruz is a luxury item; Nats make their biggest move of the winter!

Yes, technically it is still winter in atmospherical terms for another five days. While the Boys of Summer are in Spring Training, the lock-out has made the month of March a frenzy to make final pre-Opening Day roster moves. The … Continue reading

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Spring Training camps are officially open!

For players living in the U.S., three days notice to get to Spring Training camps is much easier than those needing international flights from the Dominican Republic and especially from Venezuela.

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Minor League signings aplenty for the Nats

The sun rose today above the fields at The Ballpark at the Palm Beaches where the Washington Nationals minor league Spring Training camp is in full swing. It is crickets on what would normally be the big league side of … Continue reading

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The trade that brought Drew Millas to the Nats could pay dividends!

During the last week of July 2021, the Washington Nationals went through a franchise altering trade deadline that meant parting ways with Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, and five other key pieces of the team. Included in the trade … Continue reading

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Re-ranking the Washington Nationals Top-15 prospects and how the analysts grade the farm system!

After the official signings of the international prospects, the Washington Nationals added ten players to their farm system. Those ten players, two from Cuba, seven from the Dominican Republic, and one from Panama, will join the Nats at their Dominican Academy … Continue reading

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The Washington Nationals 2022 Prospect Watchlist

While the top prospects get most of the page time for all teams, today we are going to look at some of the players on our watch list who could step up into the top prospects’ spotlight in the Washington … Continue reading

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The Nats’ player development hires and restructure is complete!

The Washington Nationals made it official with their 2022 Minor League Player Development staff in an announcement today. The team’s President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Player Development De Jon Watson made the joint announcement.

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