2012 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Washington Nationals Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Bryce Harper OF
Born: 10/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .297, 24(2B), 2(3B), 17HR, 58RBI, 26SB

#2 Anthony Rendon 3B
Born: 6/6/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#3 Brian Goodwin OF
Born: 11/2/1990
Highest Level Reached: Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#4 Alex Meyer RHP
Born: 1/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#5 Matt Purke LHP
Born: 7/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#6 Matt Skole 3B
Born: 7/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Auburn Doubledays
2011 Combined Stats: .290, 23(2B), 1(3B), 5HR, 48RBI (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#7 Sammy Solis LHP
Born: 8/10/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Potomac Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: 8-3, 3.26ERA, 96.2IP, 23BB, 93K, .268BAA

#8 Robbie Ray LHP
Born: 10/1/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
2011 Combined Stats: 2-3, 3.13ERA, 89IP, 38BB, 95K, .221BAA

#9 Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Born: 9/20/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Washington Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .309, 25(2B), 9(3B), 8HR, 52RBI, 30SB
MAJORS: .194 (6 hits in 31 at-bats), 1(2B), 1RBI

#10 Tyler Moore 1B
Born: 1/30/1987
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .270, 35(2B), 4(3B), 31HR, 90RBI

#11 Michael Taylor OF
Born: 3/26/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hagerstown Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .253, 26(2B), 7(3B), 13HR, 68RBI, 23SB

#12 Destin Hood OF
Born: 4/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Potomac Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: .276, 29(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 83RBI, 21SB

#13 Chris Marrero 1B
Born: 7/2/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Washington Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .300, 30(2B), 14HR, 69RBI
MAJORS: .248 (27 hits in 109 at-bats), 5(2B), 10RBI

#14 Taylor Hill RHP
Born: 3/12/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Auburn Doubledays
2011 Combined Stats: 0-2, 3.16ERA, 31.1IP, 3BB, 27K, .264BAA (6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#15 Kylin Turnbull LHP
Born: 9/12/1989
Highest Level Reached: 4th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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