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Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects for 2008

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Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects for 2008

All grades are EXTREMELY PRELIMINARY and subject to change.

  1. Chris Marrero, 1B-OF, Grade B+
  2. Ross Detwiler, LHP, Grade B+
  3. Michael Burgess, OF, Grade B+
  4. Justin Maxwell, OF, Grade B
  5. Jordan Zimmerman, RHP, Grade B
  6. Collin Balester, RHP, Grade B-
  7. Josh Smoker, LHP, Grade B- (for some reason I really love this guy)
  8. Adam Carr, RHP, Grade B-
  9. John Lannan, LHP, Grade B- (too high?)
  10. Glenn Gibson, LHP, Grade C+ (borderline B-)
  11. Colton Willems, RHP, Grade C+
  12. Ian Desmond, SS, Grade C+
  13. Jack McGeary, LHP, Grade C+
  14. Jake Smolinski, OF, Grade C+
  15. Jon Albaladejo, RHP, Grade C+
  16. Adrian Alaniz, RHP, Grade C+
  17. Shairon Martis, RHP, Grade C+
  18. Jhonny Nunez, RHP, Grade C+
  19. Kory Casto, OF-3B, Grade C+
  20. Josh Whitesell, 1B, Grade C
There are 15 other players in the book. Again, I emphasize that all these grades are preliminary, and that the Grade C+/C guys are close to interchangeable.

There is a lot of Potential pitching depth in this system, and many of those Grade C+ guys have the ability to end up as Grade B/B+ prospects a year from now, once we see them at higher levels and have more data to work with. Overall the Nats have done a good job adding more depth to the system.

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