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2016 MLB Draft: Nats take three solid prospects on day one

The Nats lost 3-1 on Thursday evening, but it was still a productive night, as they added three solid prospects to the organization on Day 1 of the MLB draft. The addition of Daniel Murphy and the subtraction of Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann left the Nationals with back-to-back picks at #28 and #29, as well as pick #58.

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Player Previews: ML-Ready Pitching Depth

The following pitchers are Major League-ready, and many of them will be seen in Washington DC this summer (and not as tourists, either). None of these guys are top prospects (most of them aren’t even prospects at all), but all could develop into trade chips or bullpen pieces in 2016.

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Nationally-Ranked Top Prospects

There isn’t a true consensus in the industry about where the Nats’ farm system ranks (some say upper tier, others say middle-of-the-pack), but there is little debate over who the top five prospects in the system are: RHP Lucas Giolito, SS Trea Turner, OF Victor Robles, RHP Erick Fedde, and RHP Reynaldo Lopez. Wilmer Difo makes an appearance amongst those names here and there, but the five aforementioned players have also earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the top 100 prospects in baseball by at least two of the major four publications who have released their rankings to date (Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN, and MLB.com).

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