Washington Nationals: Top 10 homegrown players in team history

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10. Koda Glover

An eighth-round draft pick in 2015, Koda Glover has ascended to the major leagues at a nearly unprecedented rate. Glover made his debut in 2016, just over a year after being drafted.

During his brief time with the Nats, Glover has proven to be a phenomenal reliever with endless potential. Despite being just 24 years old, he has already been a dominant closer. His only issue so far has been his inability to remain healthy.

When healthy, Glover utilizes a filthy repertoire consisting of a fastball, slider, curveball, and change-up. The slider is likely his best pitch, and it is borderline unfair. It sits in the mid-90’s and moves all the way across the plate, making it very difficult to hit and nearly impossible to square up.

If Glover finds a way to remain healthy, he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. Only a handful of players from his draft class have even reached the majors, let alone make a significant impact.

The fact that he is already among the top ten homegrown players in team history, despite only having a couple injury-riddled seasons under his belt, speaks to what he has already accomplished and the potential he has shown.

If Glover is able to remain healthy, the Nats will have an elite reliever for years to come.

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