Nats instructional league roster, schedule

September 15th, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.

Here's a look at the Nationals roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects list in parentheses:

Instructional league rosters

PITCHERS: Joan Adon, RHP; Tomas Alastre, RHP (No. 24); Elvis Alvarado, RHP; Joan Baez, RHP; Frankie Bartow, RHP; James Bourque, RHP (No. 18); Tim Cate, LHP (No. 9); Jacob Condra-Bogan, RHP; Wil Crowe, RHP (No. 5); Chandler Day, RHP; Mason Denaburg, RHP (No. 4); Aaron Fletcher, LHP; Jhonatan German, RHP; Niomar Gomez, RHP; Pedro Gonzales, RHP; Angel Guillen, RHP; Brigham Hill, RHP (No. 28); Jake Irvin, RHP (No. 19); Andrew Istler, RHP; Kyle Johnston, RHP (No. 21); Andrew Karp, RHP; Francys Peguero, RHP; Malvin Pena, RHP; Jeremy McKinney, RHP; Nick Raquet, LHP (No. 17); Carlos Romero, RHP; Seth Romero, LHP (No. 6); Reid Schaller, RHP (No. 20); Jackson Stoeckinger, LHP; Felix Taveras, RHP; Carson Teel, LHP; Jackson Tetreault, RHP (No. 26); Rodney Theophile, RHP

CATCHERS: Adalberto Carrillo, Tyler Cropley, Geraldi Diaz, Alex Dunlap, Alejandro Flores, Israel Pineda, Wilmer Perez, Jackson Reetz, Onix Vega

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INFIELDERS: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B (No. 8); Jamori Blash, 1B; Blake Chisolm, 1B; Leandro Emiliani, 1B; Anderson Franco, 1B; Cole Freeman, 2B; , SS/3B (No. 3); KJ Harrison, 1B/C (No. 30); Gilbert Lara, 3B; Wilfrido Matos, SS; Omar Meregildo, 3B; Andruw Monasterio, 2B; Juan Pascal, SS; Jose Sanchez, SS/2B/3B (No. 15); Carson Shaddy, 2B

OUTFIELDERS: Andry Arias, Gage Canning (No. 12), Justin Connell, Jeremy De La Rosa, Ricardo Mendez, Pablo O'Connor, Jacob Rhinesmith, Caldioli Sanfler, Armond Upshaw, Cody Wilson

SCHEDULE

Sun., Sept. 23 - vs. Miami

Mon., Sept. 24 - Camp day

Tues., Sept. 25 - Camp day

Wed., Sept. 26 - at Miami

Thurs., Sept. 27 - Camp day

Fri., Sept. 28 -at Houston

Sat., Sept. 29 - vs. Miami

Mon., Oct. 1 - vs. Houston

Tue., Oct. 2 - at Miami

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