Despite the Nationals revamping their minor league system with their deadline day trades, it’s still a bottom quartile system. That includes Cade Cavalli blowing up and looking like he can pitch at the top of the rotation. There’s also Keibert Ruiz, who we like a lot. He has the chance to be a Top 10 catcher in the league if not more. Plus, given the high-profile trade, he’ll be given a long leash. We also love Brady House, their first-round pick last June. We doubt he stays at short but could be a full-time regular at third or the outfield with plenty of power. After that, things get dicey. Andry Lara has a great arm but has a long way to go. Yasel Antuna looked better last season and could be a full-time regular. Then things get even more suspect. But, the system is better and will only get better as they continue their rebuild and eventually trade (he who must not be named). Well, let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Cade Cavalli
- Biggest Mover: Yasel Antuna
- Emerging Prospect: Cristian Vaquero