By Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus, excerpted from his Monday morning article featuring 10 minor league players from around the country.
Glenn Gibson, LHP, Short-Season Vermont (Nationals)
Gibson was classified as a sleeper in my preseason Nationals Top 10 list, but he’s obviously wide awake now. On Sunday afternoon, the 2006 fourth-round pick allowed two hits over five innings, and in 16 innings over three starts, he has a 1.13 ERA to go along with 18 strikeouts and just two walks. His average-velocity fastball plays better because of command and movement, and his curveball and changeup are both highly advanced for a 19-year-old. Add in a long, lean, and projectable frame, and this gives the Nats fans a young pitcher to be excited about.