This was the first year in a while that I enjoyed writing about the Nationals system. While we won’t know for years whether the Nationals got enough for Juan Soto, they got four great young players (plus Luke Voit) in return. While CJ Abrams and MacKenzie Gore are no longer eligible for the list, Robert Hassell, James Wood, and Jarlin Susana fill out three of the five top prospects. Sure, the system was already down, so naturally, these players would rank high, but they all have future impact potential. There’s also a lot to like with 2022 first-round pick Elijah Green, and while Brady House had a challenging year, the power alone gives him a high floor. While they still have a long way to go, the Nationals are beginning the rebuilding process to compete again for a divisional title one day.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Robert Hassell
- Biggest Mover: Yasel Antuna
- Emerging Prospect: Brenner Cox