Telmito Agustin: OF – Nationals #22 Prospect
We know full well the Nationals aren’t always keen to part with the guys at the very top of the system. And when dealing a player whose contract expires at the end of the year, these high ceiling guys are good trade chips.
Agustin displayed what his potential could look like with the Potomac Nationals in 2018. He batted a remarkable .386 and even showed some nice pop with a 1.070 OPS at Single-A.
In 2017 he hit 10 homers, whereas between 2014 and 2016 he had nine. So the power development is extremely promising. The outfielder has also racked up the triples to make the use of his speed, with 22 in his minor league career.
However, his exceptional performance this year is fueled by a .417 BABIP, so maybe a bit deceiving. But regardless, he’s a very toolsy outfielder, that could easily be a major league player when fully developed.
But injuries have derailed his season a bit and has spent time rehabbing with the Auburn Doubledays. He came back to the P-Nats on June 21st, before going back on the DL shortly after, and is back with the Doubledays again.
The Toronto Blue Jays are usually keen on their toolsy outfielders and work to refine them. So perhaps something would be worked out for J.A. Happ, and Agustin could be a piece in that type of deal.