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Stock Up, Down for Washington Nationals’ Top 5 Prospects

Stock Up, Down for Washington Nationals' Top 5 Prospects

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The Washington Nationals are one of the more confident organizations in baseball. Their GM seems to think they are the greatest team on the planet even when they lose. I guess that is admirable from one standpoint. It begs the question of how good he thinks their farm system is. Let us take a look at the stock of their top five prospects and decide for ourselves.

5 – Sammy Solis – LHP: Stock Down

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5 – Sammy Solis – LHP: Stock Down

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Solis has yet to get out there this season. No matter what the reason, that will allow his stock to fall at least a little bit as we all wait for him to be ready to go.

4 – Michael Taylor – OF: Stock Up

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4 – Michael Taylor – OF: Stock Up

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Other than the fact that Taylor has too many strikeouts per at-bat, he is doing very well. He has 2 home runs and 12 RBI for a very productive start to the season.

3 – Brian Goodwin – OF: Stock Up

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3 – Brian Goodwin – OF: Stock Up

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He isn't lighting the world on fire in triple-A but considering it is the highest minor league level, a .265 average with a handful of extra base hits is respectable for now. He needs to take it to another level in the remainder of the season however.

2 – A.J. Cole – RHP: Stock Up

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2 – A.J. Cole – RHP: Stock Up

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It doesn't take a lot of number crunching to figure out Cole right now. Through three starts he has a 2.63 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. That is a stock rising set of numbers for sure.

1 – Lucas Giolito – RHP: Stock Up

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1 – Lucas Giolito – RHP: Stock Up

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You see much of the same in Giolito with a 2.65 ERA and 1.18 ERA through four starts. It appears that the pitching-rich Nationals are successfully building more good ones in the minors.