Coming off their second-best season in franchise history, the Washington Nationals are poised for another successful season.
Washington, with key additions such as Doug Fister and Nate McLouth, is in position to make a run at its second NL East crown in three years.
With months to go before Stephen Strasburg offers the first pitch at Citi Field to open the 2014 season against the New York Mets, many questions still remain for the Nats. That being said, there's no doubt that a solid framework is in place.
This list will rank the 25 most important players for the Nationals in 2014. The parameters for entry to this list include first, and most importantly, value added as well as individual ability, leadership, the degree to which the individual has proved himself and the potential for improvement.
Stats gathered via Baseball-Reference.com.