Quick! Before they get traded!
It’s time for our annual offseason ritual to fill the void between
when Boswell stops blathering about baseball and starts blathering about football October and March by crowdsourcing our favorite position players in the Nationals minor leagues.
OK, so here’s how it works… Send me your Top 10 list of minor-league position players (40-man guys are eligible as long as they have rookie status; both of them) to enfieldmass-top10bats[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client) or submit them in comments.
I’ll compile the votes and weight them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points… #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point). When it feels like I’ve got a sizable number of submissions, I’ll update this post to close the polls (voters in Florida and Georgia may be confused by this advance notice).
Please remember that “Bat” is shorthand for “position player” and that the N.L. still favors automatic outs and sacrifices from roughly 95% of its pitchers, so please consider defense in your selections and take notice if there are any guys who spend an inordinate time as the DH or as a pinch-hitter.
This will create the ninth annual NationalsProspects.com Top 10 Bats list.
Alas, there’s still another week to go before the Bryce Harper showcas…er, Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. Maybe we’ll get a Top 10 from Baseball America, which is back to being the only game in town again with Vox pulling the plug on John Sickels.
Otherwise, we’re back to Rogers Hornsby mode.
POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED
We got enough votes now to make a post.