Ranking the Nationals' Moves From This Offseason

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3. Jeimer Candelario

Jeimer Candelario
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Huge Candelario guy here. Many people forget Candelario finished 2021 with 42 doubles, good enough for the major league lead. Some small adjustments combined with him being able to leave Comerica Park should help him be able to improve back to an above league average hitter. He also isn't really taking away at bats from any young guys, as his main competitor will be Carter Kieboom, someone who should start in the minor leagues to see if he can build his confidence back up. While he most likely won't become a core piece of the Nationals future, his upside is towards the top of the additions made by the Nats offseason, leading him to this placement within the rankings.