While the “Big Nats” have been in spring training for more than a week, this week is the early reporting date for the minor-leaguers, a.k.a. accelerated camp.
Basically, it’s a chance for the top-tier prospects to get extra time with the coaches and make sure everyone’s going in the right direction.
All but a handful below are on the 2013 Watchlist, but inferences as to where they will be assigned this year cannot be readily drawn from this. Last year, for example, you might have thought that Jack McGeary’s presence meant a ticket to Hagerstown for 2012 after 2010 surgery and a short stint in the GCL in 2011. Instead, he was assigned to Auburn.
This year, thanks to the reporting of Lacy Lusk we get a little bit more of a clue as to who’s still rehabbing.
Without further ado, here’s the rest of the roster:
|Dixon Anderson||Jeff Howell||Cutter Dykstra||Billy Burns|
|Caleb Clay||Craig Manuel||Ricky Hague||Brian Goodwin|
|A.J. Cole||Justin Miller||Kevin Keyes||Destin Hood|
|Paul Demny||Raudy Read||Jason Martinson||Estarlin Martinez|
|Pedro Encarnacion||Pedro Severino||Stephen Perez||Mike McQuillan|
|David Fischer||Shawn Pleffner||Brandon Miller|
|Taylor Hill||Tony Renda||Steven Souza Jr.|
|Taylor Jordan||Adrian Sanchez||Michael Taylor|
Full camp for the rest of the guys begins next week.