Author Topic: Productivity of the Nats Farm  (Read 290 times)

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Offline Smithian

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Re: Re: Extend Rendon
« Topic Start: October 02, 2019, 03:34:12 PM »
The Cardinals farm system is consistently a gold mine of ML-ready prospects; the Nats system does not compare that well, certainly not in quantity.
The system this decade has graduated Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Drew Storen, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Michael Taylor, Trea Turner, Wilson Ramos, Victor Robles, Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Erik Fedde, Joe Ross, Koda Glover, and I am sure some others I forgot about.

That is at least four players who have or will sign 9 figure contracts and each of those other players played roles on playoff teams. Not every player is an All-Star, but they hung around a team that has been focused on the postseason for the best part of a decade. I am certain there are a number of systems that have had a better decade, but the Nationals have built five playoff rosters around homegrown rosters. Not like the system is just barren.