Saturday, April 13, 2019

How they were built: Washington Nationals



           Despite not making the playoffs in 2018, and losing one of their best players in the offseason, the Nationals are a very good team, with some young stars and established stars. This is how they were built.

           Catchers
Yan Gomes
Gomes was acquired from the Indians in November for Jefry Rodriguez, Daniel Johnson and Andruw Monasterio.
Kurt Suzuki
Suzuki signed a two year deal in November.

           Infielders
Zimmerman was the 4th overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Brian Dozier
Dozier signed a one year deal with the Nats in January.
Wilmer Difo
Difo signed as an amateur free agent in June 2010.
Anthony Rendon
Rendon was drafted 6th overall in 2011.
Howie Kendrick
Kendrick was acquired in July 2017 from the Phillies for McKenzie Mills and international bonus slot money.
Matt Adams
Adams signed with the Nationals in December.

            Outfielders
Juan Soto
Soto signed as an amateur free agent in July 2015.
Victor Robles
Robles signed in July 2013 as an amateur free agent.
Adam Eaton
Eaton was acquired from the White Sox in December 2016 for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.
Michael A. Taylor
Taylor was drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 draft.

             Pitchers
Max Scherzer
Scherzer signed a seven year deal with Washington in January 2015.
Stephen Strasburg
Strasburg was drafted 1st overall in 2009.
Patrick Corbin
Corbin signed a six year deal in December.
Anibal Sanchez
Sanchez signed a two year deal in December.
Jeremy Hellickson
Hellickson signed with the Nationals in March 2018.
Joe Ross
Ross was acquired in a three team trade in December 2014. The Nats acquired Ross and Trea Turner, and gave up Steven Souza Jr. and Travis Ott.
Trevor Rosenthal
Rosenthal signed with the Nationals in November.
Justin Miller
Miller signed with the Nationals in January 2018.
Wander Suero
Suero signed as an amateur free agent in February 2010.
Matt Grace
Grace was picked in the 8th round of the 2010 draft.
Tony Sipp
Sipp signed a one year deal with an option for 2020 in March.
Kyle Barraclough
Barraclough was acquired from the Marlins in October for international bonus slot money.
Sean Doolittle
Doolittle was acquired with Ryan Madson from Oakland in July 2017 for Blake Treinen, Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse.

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Trea Turner
Turner was acquired in a three team trade in December 2014. The Nats acquired Turner and Joe Ross, and traded away Steven Souza Jr. and Travis Ott.
Koda Glover
Glover was drafted in the 8th round in 2015.

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