The Washington Nationals’ farm system is a shell of what it was at this time last year—but that’s kind of what happens when a prospect like Bryce Harper graduates to the major leagues. Still, the organization has its share of high-level prospects in third baseman Anthony Rendon, outfielder Brian Goodwin and right-handers A.J. Cole and Lucas Giolito.
Beyond the aforementioned players, the Nats’ system also has an impressive crop of undervalued talent.
In selecting players for this article, I targeted prospects who are behind the developmental curve relative to their age, have a concerning medical history, lack significant professional experience or are simply under-appreciated.
Here’s a look at the five most underrated prospects in the Washington Nationals’ farm system.