Projecting Major League Arrival Dates for Washington Nationals' 2013 Draft Class

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Projecting Major League Arrival Dates for Washington Nationals' 2013 Draft Class
Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
Lucas Giolito was the gem of the Nationals' draft in 2012.

The Washington Nationals didn't get to make their first selection of the 2013 First Year Player Draft until the No. 68 pick in the draft, but that doesn't mean they haven't made the best of their selections.

General manager Mike Rizzo and scouting director Kris Kline have selected great players, all of which have the potential to make it to the big leagues one day in the future.

That being said, when is the "future?"

Every minor leaguer progresses at his own pace. For some, it could take but a few months to make it to the bigs—though this is a rare occurrence. These types of promotions are generally achieved by pitchers taken high in the first round.

I don't foresee that happening in Washington, though.

It'll take several seasons before even the most talented of the Nationals' new prospects make it to the bigs, but don't allow that to lead you to believe these kids aren't talented.

More than one will have a positive impact on the Nationals' franchise in the long run.

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