I am now working on the Detroit Tigers Top 20 prospects for 2016 list. The next team in line is the Washington Nationals, to be followed by the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres to finish the list.
Use this thread to discuss the Washington Nationals organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
***The Nationals finished 83-79 in second place in the 2015 National League Eastern Division. What's your take on 2016? 85 wins? 90+? Or do they drop below .500?
***Project a development path for the career of Michael Taylor. His strengths are obvious, as are his weaknesses. Can he take the steps necessary to be a true star, or at least a long-term regular? Or will he always be a tease?
***Clint Robinson did good work as a 30-year-old rookie. Flash in the pan or can he be a good role player for a few years?
***What are your expectations for Joe Ross? Is it just me or are people still under-rating/under-appreciating him?
***Tell us how you would handle Lucas Giolito!
***As always, feel free to discuss sleeper prospects or anything else Nationals-oriented.