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BA's 2022 top 10 is out:

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-washington-nationals-top-mlb-prospects/

1. Kiebert Ruiz
2. Cade Cavalli
3. Brady House
4. Yasel Antuna
5. Andry Lara
6. Cole Henry
7. Joan Adon
8. Gerado Carrillo
9. Jackson Rutledge
10. Armando Cruz

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BA's 2022 top 10 is out:

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-washington-nationals-top-mlb-prospects/

1. Kiebert Ruiz
2. Cade Cavalli
3. Brady House
4. Yasel Antuna
5. Andry Lara
6. Cole Henry
7. Joan Adon
8. Gerado Carrillo
9. Jackson Rutledge
10. Armando Cruz

I’d swap henry and antuna.  List is better than it’s looked in recent years though. 

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Another ranking is out:

https://prospect361.com/2021/11/26/2022-washington-nationals-top-15-prospects/
guess this was done before the afl. Antuna still ranks high as a SS on this list.

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TalkNats slots Vaquero in at 4th:

https://www.talknats.com/2022/01/17/re-ranking-washington-nationals-top-15-prospects/

1. Ruiz
2. Cavalli
3. House
4. Vaquero
5. Henry
6. Lara
7. Cruz
8. Rutledge
9. Adon
10. Antuna
11. De La Rosa
12. Lile
13. Aldo Raine...uh...Ramirez
14. Mitchell Parker
15. Carrillo

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TalkNats slots Vaquero in at 4th:

https://www.talknats.com/2022/01/17/re-ranking-washington-nationals-top-15-prospects/

1. Ruiz
2. Cavalli
3. House
4. Vaquero
5. Henry
6. Lara
7. Cruz
8. Rutledge
9. Adon
10. Antuna
11. De La Rosa
12. Lile
13. Aldo Raine...uh...Ramirez
14. Mitchell Parker
15. Carrillo

That’s a good top 6.  Big drop off in quality after that

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Not certain we'll break out of the 20's in farm rankings, but that's a whole lot better than it was a year ago. Actually have more than a couple top prospects and there are players below the top 5 with good enough tools that I wouldn't be surprised if they were a useful role player in the future.

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I have a hard time sometimes figuring out why some guys are still on these prospect lists.  Like why is Ruiz still on it but not Gray? 

Other than Ruiz who is already in MLB the only sure things seem to be Cavalli and and House and I guess Vaquero.

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I have a hard time sometimes figuring out why some guys are still on these prospect lists.  Like why is Ruiz still on it but not Gray? 

Other than Ruiz who is already in MLB the only sure things seem to be Cavalli and and House and I guess Vaquero.
Rookie eligibility

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Rookie eligibility
Ok. I guess he had fewer at bats than I thought.

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Ok. I guess he had fewer at bats than I thought.


I thought his rookie status lapsed in 2021? Maybe I'm thinking of Gray who definitely lost his eligibility last season.

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I thought his rookie status lapsed in 2021? Maybe I'm thinking of Gray who definitely lost his eligibility last season.
Looked it up and he has only 96 mlb at bats. Not sure what the criteria is.

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Looked it up and he has only 96 mlb at bats. Not sure what the criteria is.
130 or fewer ABs, 50 or fewer innings = rookie. Gray had 62.2 innings

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130 or fewer ABs, 50 or fewer innings = rookie. Gray had 62.2 innings
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🎙️: According to a study we conducted in 2018, it takes about four years from the time the last piece is traded away in a rebuild for the organization to become a playoff contender again.

However, we think the @Nationals could be the exception.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-washington-nationals-top-10-prospects-podcast/


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https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-washington-nationals-top-10-prospects-podcast/


I don't have to be too drunk or squint too hard to see how things could get better fast for the Nationals and have them competing in 2023. But I don't see how it happens without Strasburg giving the Nats something and some other best case scenarios.

I do really like a lot of the things happening in the minors. Years of awful results in the minors probably has me overly excited by one tool prospects but at least a step forward.

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BBA's latest rankings have the Nats farm system at 26 in the league. The article is behind a paywall so I don't know if they still have Ruiz in the system or not.

https://baseballamerica.com/rankings/2022-mlb-organization-talent-rankings/

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I don't have to be too drunk or squint too hard to see how things could get better fast for the Nationals and have them competing in 2023. But I don't see how it happens without Strasburg giving the Nats something and some other best case scenarios.

I do really like a lot of the things happening in the minors. Years of awful results in the minors probably has me overly excited by one tool prospects but at least a step forward.
The biggest question is have the Nationals done enough to improve player development

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Keith Law's ratings are out, he ranks the Nats' system at 27th and has House as our top prospect and expects him to move to 3B.

http://www.nationalsarmrace.com/?p=17425 has details

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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2022-top-100-prospects/

Two Nationals made FG's top 100.

Cavalli is ranked 74th, with high reliever risk.

House listed at 98

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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2022-top-100-prospects/

Two Nationals made FG's top 100.

Cavalli is ranked 74th, with high reliever risk.

House listed at 98
Cole Henry is #82.

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Oh yea, forgot about the other high injury risk, probably reliever