The Washington Nationals had a rough week.
The Nats are now 28-29 and in second place in the NL East standings, seven games behind the first-place Braves.
The Nationals' farm system provided some positive developments, however. This past week saw the 2013 debut of a prized Nationals' pitching prospect. Meanwhile, in an intriguing but not entirely unforeseen maneuver, a prominent Nationals' position player was promoted in an effort to learn a new position.
Here is the stock report for the Nationals' top 10 prospects for the week of May 27-June 2 with evaluations for each prospect depending on their performances for the week.
*No. 4 Prospect SP Lucas Giolito (rehab from Tommy John surgery) will not be included on the prospect report until he plays in 2013.
*No. 11 Prospect 3B Matt Skole (seven-day DL) will not be included on the prospect report until he returns to lineup.