By David Miller @DavidMillerRant on April 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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