How All Of The Nats Players Were Acquired: (Trade, Signed, Drafted, Waiver Wire) + Analysis
How All Of The Washington Nationals Players Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
At the MLB Reports, we intend to show you the Roster Tree for the Washington Nationals – and how they assembled their current roster for hitting and Pitching. It will work in a six degrees of separation like format.
Once we figure out the origin of how many trades going back in time it takes to see where the tree started, it will be time to dissect how the team fared on the deals.
If a player has never left the organization at all, the tree will be easy – as it will just be the year they were drafted or signed.
The Rise of the Nationals
This one is too early to decide yet, but Freitas is not tearing it up in the Minors. Suzuki is a costly, but needed back up Veteran Catcher for the Nats.
Adam LaRoche (33) 1B: January 7, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals November 1, 2012: Granted Free Agency.January 8, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.
Laroche is a steady First Basemen for the club. He has a 33 HR and 100 RBI campaign in 2012 – and I suspect him to end with a 25 HR and 75 RBI season this year. He is good defensively and worthy of his 2 YR/$24 MIL contract MIN. There is a Mutual Option in 2015 for $15 MIL that the club may decline by then.
Espinosa is hurt for the remainder of this year. He is an above average 2nd Base offensive player when healthy Would be nice if he could cut down his Strikeouts in the future. Nationals Career: .230/.303/.698 – with 47 HRs, 79 – 2B, 38 SB in 1429 AB.
Desi’ was an ALL – Star and a Silver Slugger in 2012. He has followed up last year – with a .276/.322/.796 year – with 15 HRs and 50 RBI thus far. He is a centerpiece the club can build around up the middle. Nats Career Stats: .272/.215/.748 – with 62 HRs, 119 – 2B, 75 SB and 249 RBI in 2077 AB
Ryan Zimmerman (28) 3B: Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Zimmerman has been the best offensive player on the club since day 1 of the Nats. He is a career .286/.353/.829 – with 164 HRs and 644 RBI in 4178 Career AB. Zim is signed until 2019, with a 2020 Team Option.
Bryce Harper (20) LF: Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Harper is the real deal. He has a 3 Slash so far of .268/.346/.835 – with 82 XBH (35 HRs, 36 -2B and 11 Triples), 24 SB and 137 Runs Scored in 749 AB.
Alex Meyer is the 40th ranked Prospect by Baseball America. He is currently with the Twins AA affiliate with New Britain of the Eastern League.
Span has struggled in a Nats uniform.,,Batting .262/.319/.676 – with only 41 Runs in 92 Games Played. Span is signed through 2014 – with a Team Option that will likely see the club walk away from. Unless he turns it around, the only way the club will win this trade – is if Meyer never does well in Minny.
The team made a statement with this signing. He is overpaid at 7 YRs/$126 MIL Deal. After a catastrophic 1st year of a .231 BA – with 20 HRs, Werth has hit for a BA of.300 over his last 547 AB – with 19 HRs, 30 – 2B and 70 RBI. He has scored 84 Runs and possesses an OBP north of .370. He is valuable when the offense is clicking on all cylinders.
The ‘DC Brawler’ is a great Utility guy to play several positions. Nats Career: .257/.291/.620 in 602 AB.
Rendon is starting to thrive, yet it will come with stumbling blocks. He is hitting near .300 since his second recall. He is .279/.332/.756 – with 4 HRs, 14 Doubles and RBI in 179 AB. He could play either 3B or 2B depending on others.
Bernadina is best of the bench – as his .191 BA suggests playing regularly in 2013. His Career Numbers: .245/.312/.675 but has swiped 56 Bags in 1171 AB.
The young slugger had 10 HRs in 156 (2012) AB, he now has 3 HRs in 2013 for his 106 AB. Give him .218/.275/.679 in 262 Career AB.
Tracy was brought in to provide professional AB, he has served up .225/.281/.655 with 6 HRs and 20 RBI for his 187 Nats AB.
Ramos has a great future with the club. He has a 3 Slash Line of .270/.335/.775 – with 23 HRs and 83 RBI in 614 Washington AB. He is back and starting to become healthy. It is his club now.
Joe Testa (27) RP: Was Released by the club in the first week of 2013.
Matt Capps was 7 -11, with a 3.61 ERA, and 45 Saves in 122 IP. He lost out on his Closers job to Glen Perkins last year. He was signed by the Indians to a Minor League Deal.
Verdict on Capps for Ramos: The Nats win this one with about another half season from Ramos.
Solano has a .684 OPS in 71 Career AB.
A rule 5 draft that was returned to Washington when the Tigers did not keep him on the 25 Man Roster.
Zimmermann is one of the best Starters in the NL now, he is 24 – 13 over his last 37 results – and is hovering around a 3.00 ERA again. He is on pace for his 1st 200 IP season.
Strasburg rules aside, he is 26 – 17 (.605) – with a 2.95 ERA and 428 SO in 366.2 IP. His 2013 periphals are similar to his career, so he just needs to receive some more run support.
The man started the year with good numbers – but has struggled of late. Nats Career: 18 – 29, with a 3.79 ERA in 408 IP.
Soriano is a good Closer..In his 1st year of a 3 YR contract, he has 25 Saves and a 2.33 ERA.
He has been great in long relief, and even started a game. He is 2 – 0, with a 2.03 ERA in 26.2 IP for the club. Could be a great swing guy going forward.
Stammen has not been as good in 2013 (3.81 ERA in 52 IP) compared t0 2012: (2.34 ERA in 88.1 IP). Nats Career: 20 – 18, 4.19 ERA in 384.1 IP.
Clippard is 27 – 18, with a 2.73 ERA in 365.1 IP over 310 Appearances. He can Close if needed, but is a great 8th inning guy. He is 6 – 1, with a 1.90 ERA in 42 IP for his 2013 campaign.
Albadadejo (30 ) May 3, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.He was 5 – 2,with a 4.70 ERA in 49 Games and 57.1 IP. He is currently in the Minor League System with the Miami Marlins – pitching for the PCL team New Orleans.
The Nats take this deal to the house in a fashionable win.
Storen has struggled this year (4.83 ERA in 41 IP), but his career numbers are good: 16 – 10, with a 3.34 ERA in 202 Appearances – including a 1.163 WHIP.
Abad has looked good as a LHP specialist. He has a 1.66 ERA over 21.2 IP with the Nats this year. He is under team control until 2018
Fabian hasn’t pitched for the Nationals in the Minors since the 2010 season.
Beimel, March 18, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.He was 1 – 5, with a 3.40 ERA in 39.2 IP for the Nats in 2009, once he left the club, he went 1 – 3, with a 3.56 ERA in 97 APP and 60.2 IP. He signed a Minor League Deal with the Braves this year – and is currently throwing with AAA Gwinnett.
Mattheus has appeared in 115 Games for the Nats – coming up with a 3.14 ERA. He is currently on the DL with a broken hand.
The Nationals clearly won this deal.
Yuniesky Maya (31) RP: Signed by the Washington Nationals as an amateur free agent in 2010. He was DFA’d by the club this year, but has made it to Syracuse. he is 4 – 2, with a 3.58 ERA in his last 10 Games Started in the Minors.
Cedeno has a 1.61 ERA in 22.1 IP over 26 Appearances for Syracuse.
Gonzalez only hit .215 with the Padres in 247 AB.
Davis has a lot of time to win this deal for the Nats, as of right now, it is undecided.
Anderson went onto hit 7 HRs and 17 RBI in 90 AB for the Dodgers – before being released.
We will call this one a loss for the Nats, but not a big one.
Ian Krol (22) RP: March 20, 2013: the Oakland Athletics sent Ian Krol to the Washington Nationals to complete an earlier deal made on January 16, 2013. January 16, 2013: The Oakland Athletics sent a player to be named later, A.J. Cole (minors) and Blake Treinen (minors) to the Washington Nationals. The Seattle Mariners sent John Jaso to the Oakland Athletics. The Washington Nationals sent Mike Morse to the Seattle Mariners.
Blake Treinen is currently in Harrisburg in 2013, with 18 Game Starts, he has a 6 -7 record – and an ERA of 3.72
A.J. Cole was ranked #91 by Baseball America this year – and is in A+ with Potomac, holding a record of 6 – 3, with a 4.25 ERA in 18 Game Starts.
Ian Krol has lugged 16 IP, 13 SO, 2.25 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in 2013 for the Nats, becoming a nice Lefty out of the Bullpen.
Mike Morse has a 3 Slash Line of .251/.313/.767 with Seattle, 11 HRs and 23 RBI in 207 AB so far. He 3 Slashed .294/.343/.857 – with 67 HRs and 208 RBI in just 1246 AB for the club
Ryan Langerhans November 3, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.
Langerhans hit only .200 in 260 for his Mariners Career. Langerhans was released by the Toronto Blue Jays in June.
Winner was definitely Washington for picking Morse. There are 3 more players back in the organization still in Krol, Treinen and Cole.
Chris Snelling (31) had just 20 AB for the A”s – while Langerhans had 273 AB for the Nats – and turned into Morse. Snelling Played his final game in the Majors in 2008 for the Phillies.
The Nats win the Langerhans and Snelling move.
Chris Carter August 21, 2007: the Washington Nationals sent Chris Carter to the Boston Red Sox to complete an earlier deal made on August 17, 2007. August 17, 2007: The Washington Nationals sent a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox for Wily Mo Pena and cash.
Wily Mo Pena (29): Has not played a game in the Majors since 2011. Wily Mo had 10 HRs and 32 RBI in 327 AB for the Nats.
Emailiano Fruto has not played in the Majors since 2008 with the Mariners, he was last seen toiling in the Mexican and Independent Leagues.
Chris Carter is not the Astros hitter, he was Left Handed and retired in 2008.
Winner was the Nats here
Vidro has 856 AB for the Mariners – with a .285 BA before retiring. Vidro was a career .301/.363/.829 with the Expos/Nationals franchise – netting 1280 career hits.
Seattle bested the Nats for having Vidro in the 2 years versus Fruto and Snelling.
Gonzalez is 28 – 11, with a 2.98 ERA – over 52 Game Starts and 324 IP.
Robert Gilliam is 3 – 4, with a 4.29 ERA in AA Harrisburg for the Nats.
A.J. Cole was reacquired in the Mike Morse 3 way trade.
Milone is 21 – 18, with a 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP in 51 Games Starts and 312.2 IP for the Athletics.
Peacock never played for the A’s but was used in the Jed Lowrie Trade.
Verdict on this one: It is too early to tell, although it looks fairly even overall. It is Money ball versus a solid #1A pitcher. The A’s couldn’t afford Gonzalez, but netted several pieces for him.
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