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A top 15 report without guys like Garcia and Kieboom who are now in the majors:

https://prospect361.com/nl-team-prospects/washington-nationals/

1. Cade Cavalli (RHP)
2. Jackson Rutledge (RHP)
3. Cole Henry (LHP)
4. Tim Cate (LHP)
5. Will Crowe (RHP)
6. Armando Cruze (SS)
7. Yasel Antuna (2B/SS)
8. Drew Mendoza (1B)
9. Mason Denaburg (RHP)
10. Andry Lara (RHP)
11. Eddy Yean (RHP)
12. Sammy Infante (SS)
13. Holden Powell (RHP)
14. Temito Augusin (OF)
15. Seth Romero


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A top 15 report without guys like Garcia and Kieboom who are now in the majors:

https://prospect361.com/nl-team-prospects/washington-nationals/

1. Cade Cavalli (RHP)
2. Jackson Rutledge (RHP)
3. Cole Henry (LHP)
4. Tim Cate (LHP)
5. Will Crowe (RHP)
6. Armando Cruze (SS)
7. Yasel Antuna (2B/SS)
8. Drew Mendoza (1B)
9. Mason Denaburg (RHP)
10. Andry Lara (RHP)
11. Eddy Yean (RHP)
12. Sammy Infante (SS)
13. Holden Powell (RHP)
14. Temito Augusin (OF)
15. Seth Romero
Doesn’t seem much to get excited about. 


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Doesn’t seem much to get excited about.

No. Gotta look at what the Padres and Braves are doing in the minors. They seem to be D-E-E-P.

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Doesn’t seem much to get excited about. 

Which is the response Rizzo gets from the other 29 teams when talking trade.

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How about a Top 50 Prospects List?

https://www.prospects1500.com/nl-east/nationals/washington-nationals-2021-top-50-prospects/

Tier 1
None

Tier 2
1. Jackson Rutledge, RHP
Age: 21
Highest Level: A

The 17th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Rutledge is a big power arm with top of the rotation potential. He spent most of the summer in the alternate site camp and drew positive reviews. He worked hard to repeat his delivery, which will help improve his mid 90’s fastball command. With the hopes of a 2021 minor league season being possible, Rutledge could start the year off in AA with his impressive performance at the alternate site.


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99
guys I went to school with used to play 99 for bong hits.

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guys I went to school with used to play 99 for bong hits.

If he's 99, does that mean he's the next Gretzky?

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If he's 99, does that mean he's the next Gretzky?
Aaron Judge.  He's going to Wally Pipp Juan Soto.

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Keith Law's farm system ranking is out, the Nats have but one direction to go (he's got us at #30)

https://theathletic.com/2375784/2021/02/10/mlb-2021-farm-system-rankings-keith-law/

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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2021-top-100-prospects/

No one one FG. However, Garcia would probably be on there if not for no minor leagues last year

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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2021-top-100-prospects/

No one one FG. However, Garcia would probably be on there if not for no minor leagues last year

no Nats on the ZiPS 100 list either:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/zips-2021-top-100-prospects/

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our high regard for Rutledge and Cavalli reminds of the saying about Noah: "Noah was a saint in his generation."  Didn't mean Noah was up to the status of the Patriarchs, Moses, or other holy ones. Just that, relative to his time, Noah stood out


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Christian Vaquero is ours fam

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The farm system is pretty bad right now. This isn't the early and mid 2010's when Rizzo aggressively shipped out minor leaguers for MLB ready talent. I think Adam Eaton and Doolittle/Madson were the last big moves like that.

Outside of the Juan Soto gift, the past few years have been awful. I'm all in on Rizzo as the GM in the long term, but if there isn't some real surprising minor league progression this year then they have to completely start over on minor league personnel. We're probably a year or two away from a serious rebuild and I am getting no positive vibes from the minor leagues.

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It's pretty clear our domestic amateur scouting and development team is dogcrap. Rizzo is a fine GM but he needs to make some personnel changes if our drafting continues to be so poor. We've dumped most of our mid-level guys the last few years searching for major league players but the top levels are so bad and that's a result of every draft being a waste of time. Sick first-round draft picks in Fedde, Romero, Denaburg, etc.

The Yankees spend money on FA all the time and have had major prospects graduate to the majors with them and yet they still are pumping out guys to the top 100 list annually.

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It's pretty clear our domestic amateur scouting and development team is dogcrap. Rizzo is a fine GM but he needs to make some personnel changes if our drafting continues to be so poor. We've dumped most of our mid-level guys the last few years searching for major league players but the top levels are so bad and that's a result of every draft being a waste of time. Sick first-round draft picks in Fedde, Romero, Denaburg, etc.

The Yankees spend money on FA all the time and have had major prospects graduate to the majors with them and yet they still are pumping out guys to the top 100 list annually.
Did we lose some scouts from early in the decade? Not even counting Strasburg, Harper, and Rendon, it always felt like we had solid Top 100 prospects available to flip for good talent. If the Nationals go hunting at the deadline this year we'll have to eat salary instead of dangle prospects.

The international department seems more solid. If you had Luis Garcia on that list instead of rushing him, I'd be pretty happy with the Latin American work being done. The college and high school scouts in the US? Awful.


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Did we lose some scouts from early in the decade? Not even counting Strasburg, Harper, and Rendon, it always felt like we had solid Top 100 prospects available to flip for good talent. If the Nationals go hunting at the deadline this year we'll have to eat salary instead of dangle prospects.

The international department seems more solid. If you had Luis Garcia on that list instead of rushing him, I'd be pretty happy with the Latin American work being done. The college and high school scouts in the US? Awful.

It's not domestic versus international.  It's that they do decently with position players and terribly with pitchers.

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When’s the last time we had a pitcher spend developmental time in our system who gave us good production? Tanner Roark? It’s a disaster.