A Position-by-Position Breakdown of the Washington Nationals at Spring Training

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A Position-by-Position Breakdown of the Washington Nationals at Spring Training
Alex Brandon/Associated Press

As the arrival of the 2014 MLB season approaches, expectations couldn't be any higher for the Washington Nationals. Combining for 184 wins over the past two seasons, the 2012 National League East champions have made minor moves to shore up weak spots in both their pitching rotation and batting lineup. 

With a week and change of spring training in the books, the Nats have gotten a good look at many of their newly acquired players, such as Doug Fister and Nate McLouth.

Washington has also been delighted with what it's seen from young prospects like Matt Skole. 

With just a week separating Washington from the New York Mets, its first spring training opponent, here's a breakdown of what can be expected from each position going forward based on last season's performance, moving on from injuries or any other early spring training developments.

Likely starters, excluding pitchers, are placed at the top of each slide's position group. Projections are aimed for opening day 2014. If a likely starter receives 99%, then that player will more than likely start barring something catastrophic and unforeseen. 

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