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Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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« Topic Start: May 27, 2006, 04:06:30 PM »
Who are the top rated prospects?

Who the nationals have an eye on?

what are the nats picks?

It's really soon...6th,7th june.

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« Reply #1: May 27, 2006, 04:19:51 PM »
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Who are the top rated prospects?

Who the nationals have an eye on?

what are the nats picks?

It's really soon...6th,7th june.


Well the obvious top prospect is UNC pitcher Andrew Miller.  He'll go first.  Here's a link for the top 30 prospects.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/features/261330.html

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« Reply #2: May 27, 2006, 05:15:07 PM »
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Who are the top rated prospects?

Who the nationals have an eye on?

what are the nats picks?

It's really soon...6th,7th june.


Well the obvious top prospect is UNC pitcher Andrew Miller.  He'll go first.  Here's a link for the top 30 prospects.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/features/261330.html


thx. :D

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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« Reply #3: May 30, 2006, 10:02:58 PM »
You guys want a pitcher or a hitter?

If a hitter...what position?

I want this Billy Rowell kid, he's a SS and seems to have alot of power. God knows we need a SS. Ian Desmond is good and all...but still it's good to have depht. He's going to be gone before we pick, I guess.

As for pitchers...I don't know..I heard picking a pitching prospect in the first round is a waste.

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« Reply #4: May 31, 2006, 10:17:38 AM »
On the Nationals site, the draftees status list seems to indicate we never signed Justin Maxwell, our #2 last year.  Can anybody comment on whether he's under contract to the Nats?

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« Reply #5: May 31, 2006, 04:56:26 PM »
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On the Nationals site, the draftees status list seems to indicate we never signed Justin Maxwell, our #2 last year.  Can anybody comment on whether he's under contract to the Nats?


He signed a little while ago i think.  Theres a thread on him somewhere on the site.

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« Reply #6: May 31, 2006, 07:46:46 PM »
I hope so.  Job #1 for the new owners is to sign top draftees.  Poorer teams pass on top prospects, so with the 22nd pick or wherever we are, we stand to get a top 15 player.  Got to sign these guys!

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« Reply #7: June 04, 2006, 10:11:47 PM »
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On the Nationals site, the draftees status list seems to indicate we never signed Justin Maxwell, our #2 last year.  Can anybody comment on whether he's under contract to the Nats?


To satisfy your curiosity, check out this link:
http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/101205aad.html

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« Reply #8: June 05, 2006, 03:23:17 PM »
Thanks Ken, must be an oversight on the MLB board.

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« Reply #9: June 06, 2006, 12:34:51 PM »
Tom
In case you might be interested in checking the team's two previous drafts, you can do so via these two pages:
(signed players appear in bold)
2004 MLB Draft
2005 MLB Draft

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« Reply #10: June 06, 2006, 01:02:59 PM »
Pretty cool, nice they signed their first 22 picks.  Hopefully this year we have the financial backing to go after the best players available, as opposed to the best we can afford to sign.

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« Reply #11: June 06, 2006, 04:50:52 PM »
To quote from a recent article that appeared on the Nays main site...
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Unlike the past four years, in which they had a limited budget, the Nationals will not have problems signing first-year players. General manager Jim Bowden declined to say how much money would be spent, but Kasten said during that press conference that they are willing to overpay to get the players they want.

"We budgeted a significant amount of dollars for this draft and for signing players in Latin America at a record number for this franchise, knowing that's how you rebuild an organization," Bowden said. "It's a good number to be able to sign a significant amount of players. Now the key is to make sure [we] sign the best players that can help us. That's what has to be measured."

Original article: National agenda: Restocking the Minors

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« Reply #12: June 07, 2006, 12:03:29 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the Vermont Lake Monsters when they come to play the ValleyCats!

Goooooo Junior Nats!

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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« Reply #13: June 07, 2006, 09:09:54 PM »
thoughts about the Marrero pick?

From what I've read, he has really interesting power but he strikes out too much? Is it true?

We dont have much prospects with interesting plate discpline/a good eye

Maxwell...strikes out too much
Baez too
Diaz too
Dee Brown too

anyways just my two cents

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« Reply #14: June 08, 2006, 12:21:14 AM »
not to mention Church strikes out a lot, if he's still a prospect. Which i doubt.

I think that we've started to form our core prospect group for the future and I think we'll start to develop a stron prospect group. With the inevitable Guillen and Soriano trades, possible Livan and Vidro trades, we will definetly have a much stronger AAA, AA, and A teams.

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« Reply #15: June 10, 2006, 12:50:36 PM »
This made me chukle

A guy on mlb.com nats forums compared Marrero to Church.

He said, he seems like another futur Ryan Church, slow, poor plate discpline. He said, he's prolly' going to be a DH in the AL.

He can't really tell this because Marrero hasn't even played in the pro's yet. He's 3,4 years away...but I must admit...i'm disapointed he's slow.

This is interesting, you've gotta read this...if you still haven't


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