Washington Nationals: District On Deck’s 2017 Top 10 Prospects List

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Mar 19, 2015; Melbourne, FL, USA; A view of Space Coast Stadium during the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2015; Melbourne, FL, USA; A view of Space Coast Stadium during the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Glendale Desert Dogs outfielder Andrew Stevenson of the Washington Nationals against the Scottsdale Scorpions during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

5. Andrew Stevenson

Back in 2015, the Washington Nationals selected Stevenson with their first pick of the draft (second round) out of LSU. The outfielder was able to reach double-A by the end of this past season. At 133 games between Potomac and Harrisburg, Stevenson had a slash line of .276/.332/.374 with three home runs, 34 RBI’s, and 39 stolen bases.

While at Potomac, Stevenson made the Carolina League All-Star team and ended up winning the California-Carolina All-Star Game MVP award. He hit .304 and stole 27 bases in 68 games before being promoted to Harrisburg, where had 11 doubles over his final 65 games.

Like Ward and Voth, Stevenson went to the Arizona Fall League and was named as an AFL Top Prospect by MLB.com for his consistency. He had a league leading 30 hits, hit .353 with two home runs and 12 RBI’s, had a .417 on-base percentage, and stole nine bases. He might’ve won MVP if not for the great play of Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres.

Stevenson is known for being a center fielder during his time in college. While he spent 60 of his 66 games at center field in Potomac, he did get some time in left field while playing for Harrisburg, so he does have some versatility.

A lot of people got to know Stevenson after his great play in the Arizona Fall League. If he continues that success offensively to go with his already strong play on defense, he has good potential to make it t to the big league, maybe by the end of 2018.

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