Now that the Rule 5 draft is over, it’s time to finalize the 2013 NationalsProspects.com Watchlist.
Most of the changes I made from when we discussed this a couple weeks ago are fairly obvious — players lost to the Rule 5, Denard Span trade have been removed; a couple of switches from one column to the next based on the comments that persuaded me. There were no major changes to the position/pitcher categories; I was not convinced to make a change.
So what’s next?
Well, I’m in the process of cleaning up the original 2011 watchlist — when I was forced to switch WordPress themes last summer, I never got around to reformatting the player reports — and renaming pages to make it easier to navigate. Just a heads up in case you’re searching through the player reports, which of course, a post like this may inspire. (Typos will still be blamed on the either the current copyeditor or the previous one)
Once that’s done, I’ll start to write the player reports that I can (i.e. the Potomac players) while I await the Baseball America and John Sickels books to hit the streets and/or e-mail in January.
In the meantime, I’d recommend folks take a peek at the
idea I will steal from him next year excellent work Todd Boss has done aggregating Sickels’ opinions on the Nats’ 2012 draft along with his own work detailing how the entire class did in their first pro season.
|P. Severino||Pleffner||Lippincott||Difo||D. Eusebio||Taylor|
|RHPs||LHPs||DSL Guys||M*A*S*H||Notables (Bats)||Notables (Arms)|
|Barrett||Je. Rodriguez||Jordan||S. Perez||I. Heredia|
Maroon = Top 10 Position Player
Indigo = Top 10 Pitcher