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Four of the Nationals top five prospects were selected in last June's amateur draft. That's what happens when three top-10 prospects are traded to acquire the services of Gio Gonzalez. Of course, it helps that the four prospects cracking the top five have a lot of talent. Topping the prospect list is a guy you might have heard of, and he alone makes this list pretty special.
Nationals Top 5 Fantasy Prospects
1- Bryce Harper, OF
Everything you have heard about him is true. He has launched 1,000 foot home runs, and has the power capable of hitting 100 home runs in a season. Okay, so I may be exaggerating a bit. Harper is a special talent though, and one who lived up to the hype. Hype that was massive as the number one overall pick, and a former Sports Illustrated cover boy.
He has pure 80 power on the 20-to-80 scouting scale right now, as a 19 year old, that is unheard of. He's not an all-or-nothing slugger either. He isn't likely to contend for a batt...
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With the upcoming season right around the corner, there is one question plaguing the minds of all Washington Nationals fans since last year's disappointing outfield performance. Will 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper be on the Opening Day lineup card? The number one prospect in the baseball has generated incredible hype and speculation surrounding his debut in the major...
And so, Edwin Jackson (@ej36), the newest member of Scott Boras Presents: The Washington Nationals took to Twitter Friday night after the car he was in nearly got smashed by a guy who ran a red light. Jackson was simply out trying to buy some printer ink without any chaos, folks:
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And so, with just 7 days to go until Nationals pitchers and catchers report to Spring training, enjoy the photo above, of Baseball Jesus continuing his offseason quest for a hole-in-one by playing Donald Trump's golf course in LA on Saturday, according to Baseball Jesus himself on Twitter. (Photo via Stephen Strasburg on Twitter: @stras37).
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Soon after the Nationals snatched up left-handed hitting outfielder Rick Ankiel, the Mets pulled the plug on their quest to land a left-handed bat for the team.
Ankiel had been high on their list and some reports even circulated that Sandy Alderson may have offered the one-time pitching phenom a minor league deal. Anyway, that was then and this now, and it’s looking more and more...
The last time Washington won a pennant was in 1933. Baseball would love nothing more than for Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the Nationals to give the sport and the town something to shout about.
On a four hour train ride from New York City back home to D.C. I had following a business trip this week, I listened to a lot of sports talk radio. At one point, on a show which I unfortunately do not know the name of, one of the hosts was previewing the N.L. East and pointed out that Gio Gonzalez has a career 4.32 ERA outside of the Oakland Coliseum, and wondered out loud why no...
The 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball series will be released in July; it features a one-of-a-kind Bryce Harper Bat Plate card, which, according to Sports Collectors Daily, "is a one-of-one Bryce Harper Bat Plate card, taken from a bat Mr. Harper is said to have used in an Arizona Fall League game last year." Image above via @toppscards. Now, that card should fetch a...
NESN.com's countdown of the Top 100 prospects in baseball is complete. This past Thursday, we started off our list with the bottom 20 players. We have worked our way through the prospects in increments of 20. Friday, we listed prospects 61-80, Saturday we gave you prospects 41-60, and prospects 21-40 were released on Sunday. The top 20 minor leaguers are listed below, and the...
The Washington Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper is an outspoken young man, and he's a sports fan. The two don't seem to be combining well for Nationals fans lately.
Many on Twitter and in local media have made a pretty big deal about the teams that Harper cheers for; they include the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, and Duke Blue Devils. As you...
Spring Training is one of the best times of the year. It seems like every player is “in the best shape of his life,” ahead of schedule in his rehab, or wowing the coaching staff. Every year teams have incredibly talented prospects in camp, and every year teams drive their fans crazy when they send their prospects back to the minors.
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Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.
Agent Adam Katz confirmed Monday the sides had reached agreement, with details still to be finalized. This is a significant move for Oakland, which now has the steady hitter it sought to boost the roster heading into 2012. The A's also have expressed interest in slugger...
The list of Baseballs Top 101 Prospects was released today by Baseball Prospectus and included on that list were three of the Red Sox finest prospects. Topping the list were the Rays Matt Moore and Nationals superstar Bryce Harper. Also featured on the list are two prospects that Sox fans are quite familiar with. Casey Kelly [...]
The return from the trades of Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez has been a boon for the A's farm system, with four of the organization's top seven prospects entering the season coming from that crop.