With several prospect lists coming out ahead of the new season, we look at the best prospect at each position in the Washington Nationals organization.
Major outlets around America are currently releasing all manner of prospect lists ahead of the 2019 season. So in the spirit of looking at the minor leagues, we look at the top Washington Nationals prospect at each position.
The Nats have a fairly middle of the road system, however, it’s pretty top heavy with three highly ranked prospects and not too much after that. Victor Robles, Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia are ranked in pretty much every top 100 list going at this point and could be the future of the Nationals.
Robles is a player that we all expect to firmly take his chance and claim the Opening Day centerfield job heading into 2019. Kieboom could also make his big league debut this year as he rapidly rises through the system and may be able to force the issue over the summer.
Last season, no Nationals fan needs reminding of the rapid rise of Juan Soto, proving that the organization can still develop top-end talent when it needs to. Soto wasn’t supposed to be this good this soon, but he was up to the task and is now a budding superstar.
So in this piece, we’re going to give you an overview of the Nationals prospect depth at each position on the diamond. We’ll give you the best prospect at each spot and then give you three other names to watch at that position in the system.
First up, is a position that’s previously been a long-term problem in the Nats farm system. Catcher.