Vote For Your Favorite Bats

Since this has worked well for the past two years, I’m going to do it a third time and ask for folks to send me their votes for the Top 10 Position Players in the Nationals organization. Bear in mind that I use the term “Bats” as shorthand for non-pitchers, completely aware there can be a huge gap between a major-league hitter and a major-league defender [insert Adam Dunn reference here], but do please consider both offense and defense in your selections.

The deal is pretty simple: Send your Top 10 list to enfieldmass-top10bats[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client). I’ll compile the votes and weight them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points… #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point). When I hit a sizable number of submissions, I’ll update this post to let people know I’ve got enough to write the “Top 10” post.

For those unfamiliar, this solicitation for information is based on a famous book by financial writer James Surowiecki, who argued that the aggregation of information in groups produces a more accurate estimation or decision than any single individual within the group (naturally, there are some folks who might disagree).

If nothing else, it’ll help fill the time between either the next trade or the winter meetings next week.

UPDATE: I’ve got enough votes to write the post (hey, that rhymes!)

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

12 thoughts on “Vote For Your Favorite Bats”

    1. Only if they still have rookie status (less than 130PA, 45 days service, excluding September). Corey Brown and Eury Perez would therefore be eligible, Anthony Rendon would not.

  1. Bluxom
    Mesa ( any guy who carries around batting
    Gloves and bats pre- game then signs autographs
    Is cool)
    Cat Ballou
    Love the options Gunter will bring to Hags
    J. M.-Diaz
    Bryan Meijjia.
    Caleb Ramsey

  2. Goodwin

    I’m a skeptic on Walters unless/until he learns to field, repeats his power number and improves his plate discipline. Drew Ward is a complete flyer, but he had a nice first season. At his age the plate discipline is encouraging and the lack of power not too disturbing.

    1. No love for Michael Taylor, eh? … I assume he can play even though Luke didn’t list him among those on the 40 man with eligibility 🙂

      1. I merely mentioned the two most likely guys that people might guess were ineligible. Taylor, Souza, Leon, Walters, Kobernus are also eligible. I’m 95% certain Solano has accumulated too much time on the 25-man roster, which is a b!tch to look up.

      2. Yeah, I admit it – I’m a bit of a Taylor skeptic.many tout his tools, but his production has been underwhelming

  3. Sent mine in already. I read ‘best bats in the National’s organization’. Assumed that meant the majors as well. Silly me.

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