Unsurprisingly, Washington Nationals’ 2022 season is off to a disastrous start. They are 9-19, are fresh off of a series lost to the Rockies, and have lost three straight. In the middle of a rebuild, many knew it was going to be an ugly season for the Nats, with the focus on the development of the team’s new core.
Fortunately, the Nats have received plenty of early success from their minor league teams, with plenty of their prospects jumping out to hot starts.
Here are four of the Washington Nationals top prospects who have been on fire to start the season.
A fifth-round pick in last year’s draft, T.J. White immediately exploded onto the scene thanks to his impressive power. In 15 games at the Rookie League, he slashed .283/.356/.547, with four homers, 12 RBIs, and an OPS of .903.
This year he was promoted to Low-A and has flashed the ability to hit for both power and average. In 46 ABs, he’s slashing .283/.365/.500 with two homers, three RBIs, and an OPS of .865. After splitting between both corner outfield spots in 2021, this season he has primarily been manning left.
Somthing to keep an eye on is his swing and miss issues — striking out 14 times in 53 ABs last year. This season has been no different, having already struck out 18 times in 46 at-bats.