Washington Nationals: Who Is Catching Opening Day?

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Pedro Severino

The Nationals Catching Outlook becomes really interesting when you bring up the name Pedro Severino.

He is the Nats ninth-best prospect in their entire system on MLB.com and he has a small amount of impressive time in the MLB.

Defensively, Severino is all ready to be an everyday catcher in the bigs. According to his MLB.com prospect page, his arm rates at a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale and that is well above average.

His bat is coming along as well. With the Nats in 2016, he hit .321 in 16 games and showed off his sneaky speed on the base path . Although that is a small sample, Severino shows that he has a lot of upside and could soon be the Nats every day catcher.