We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2014 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team. We feel this approach will be fresher, more sustainable, and require less energy consumption (for us anyway). The 2014 Nationals Fantasy Baseball Preview comes courtesy of Patrick Reddington from Federal Baseball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (1) | 2011 (14) | 2010 (24) | 2009 (21) | 2008 (10)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [98-64] NL East
AAA: [70-74] International League â€“ Syracuse
AA: [64-78] Eastern League â€“ Harrisburg
A+: [64-75] Carolina League â€“ Potomac
A: [82-55] South Atlantic League â€“ Hagerstown
A(ss): [46-30] New York-Penn League â€” Auburn
Bryce Harper (OF); Steve Lombardozzi (Util); Tyler Moore (OF)
The Run Down
A little more than a year ago, this Washington Nationals system was regarded as the best in the game. Then a trade with Oakland sent a handful of prospects out west, their top draft pick went down with a broken ankle, and Bryce Harper graduated to the bigs. What’s left, now, is a system that’s filled to the brim with risky, oft-injured prospects. There is almost nothing here that I would consider safe. Top overall prospect Anthony Rendon is an exciting, high-impact guy, but he’s yet to play a full season as a pro. Top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito tossed only two professional innings before being shut down for Tommy John surgery. He won’t pitch again ’til 2014. The rest of the top ten seem to be rehabbing from their third labrum operation, or their twelfth precautionary arthroscopic elbow surgery. This is not among baseball’s top 20 farm systems at the moment, but thankfully for Washington fans, the Nationals have a young and talented collection of talent at the big league level already.
Washington Nationals 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (14) | 2010 (24) | 2009 (21) | 2008 (10) | 2007 (30) | 2006 (24)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [80-81] NL East
AAA: [66-74] International League â€“ Syracuse
AA: [80-62] Eastern League â€“ Harrisburg
A+: [68-71] Carolina League â€“ Potomac
A: [75-64] South Atlantic League â€“ Hagerstown
A(ss): [45-30] New York-Penn League â€“ Auburn
The Run DownPlease, blog, may I have some more?