With the Washington Nationals off to an unusually slow start to the 2013 season, many baseball fans will be quick to consider them as simply overrated. Throughout a third of the season, the Nationals sit a season-high eight games behind the NL East leading Atlanta Braves.
Despite the lackluster start, there is still plenty of time for the Nationals to bounce back. They're led by savvy manager Davey Johnson. If anyone could turn around an underwhelming ballclub like the Nationals, it'd be Davey.
The Nats have officially dealt with it all throughout the first two months of the season. The injury bug, inconsistent play, bad luck, you name it. But through the early-season bumps, there is still a handful of positive and promising developments team wide.
The following piece will take a closer look into five of those encouraging developments throughout the Nationals’ organization.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through June 5, 2013.