Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 11/9/11
These lists are always fun. Baseball America published its annual top 10 Nats prospects, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, with top 2010 and ‘11 picks Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon 1-2: 1. Bryce Harper, of* 2. Anthony Rendon, 3b* 3. Brad Peacock, rhp* 4. A.J. Cole, rhp* 5. Brian Goodwin, of* 6. Alex Meyer, rhp 7. Matt Purke, lhp* 8. Sammy Solis, lhp 9. Derek Norris, c 10. Steve Lombardozzi, 2b/ss Of interest is that all four of the Nats’ top ‘11 picks are in the top seven, and last year’s No. 2 guy, Derek Norris, dropped down to No. 9. Considering Norris had a decent year, that means the Nats are doing well in this regard. Of course, the history of such lists may suggest otherwise. As far as snubs go, how about Tom Milone? The guy has pitched well at every minor-league level and posted a 3.81 ERA/1.23 WHIP in five starts after a September call-up. Or maybe the Nats farm is just that strong. * Projected by Baseball America to be in the Nats’ 2015 lineup/rotation. (Bryce Harpe...
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