Where Nats' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Nats' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:
1. (MLB No. 6), OF -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
2. Juan Soto (MLB No. 29), OF -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
3. Carter Kieboom (MLB No. 90), SS -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
4. , RHP -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
5. Seth Romero, LHP -- Extended spring training
6. , SS/2B -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
7. Yasel Antuna, SS/3B -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
8. Wil Crowe, RHP -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
9. Daniel Johnson, OF -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
10. , 3B -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
11. Blake Perkins, OF -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
12. , OF -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
13. , C -- Suspended
14. Luis Reyes, RHP -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
15. Jackson Tetreault, RHP -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
16. Nick Raquet, LHP -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
17. , RHP -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
18. Gabe Klobosits, RHP -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
19. Jakson Reetz, C -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
20. , C -- Washington Nationals (MLB)
21. , OF -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
22. , 1B/OF -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
23. Jose Sanchez, SS/2B/3B -- Extended spring training
24. , RHP -- Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
25. Brigham Hill, RHP -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
26. Tomas Alastre, RHP -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
27. Cole Freeman, 2B -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
28. Drew Ward, 3B -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
29. Telmito Agustin, OF -- Potomac Nationals (A Adv)
30. Anderson Franco, 3B -- Hagerstown Suns (A)
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Team to watch
Three of the Nationals' Top 10 prospects, all hitters, will comprise a Class A Hagerstown lineup this year that's teeming with young, high-ceiling talent. Led by Top 100 prospect Soto, the Suns will also feature teenagers Garcia and Antuna on the infield along with Freeman, the organization's fourth-round pick in the 2017 Draft. Hagerstown should be plenty deep on the mound, too, as Hill will get the Opening Day nod in a starting rotation that includes fellow 2017 Draft picks Tetreault and Raquet.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)
Harrisburg Senators (AA)
New faces
The Nats' Top 30 Prospects list doesn't include any players who were not with the organization last year.
On the shelf
Read will miss the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in February. The 24-year-old catcher broke out in 2017, hitting a career-high 17 homers in Double-A before appearing in eight games with the Nationals as a September callup. 2017 first-rounder Romero, meanwhile, will break camp in extended spring training after the left-handed pitcher was sent home from Spring Training for a violation of team rules.