Bryce Harper tops Baseball America's top 10 Nationals prospects

Adam Kilgore
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010; 11:41 AM

One of the highlights of any offseason for the seamheads out there comes when Baseball America publishes its list of top prospects by team. Today was the Nationals' turn, and there was no surprise about the top spot. Baseball America's Aaron Fitt believes the Nationals' remain thin in terms of top prospects, but believes there is more to be excited about than at any time in their past. The entire post is well worth your time. And here's their full Nationals top 10: 1. Bryce Harper, OF 2. Derek Norris, C 3. Danny Espinosa, SS/2B 4. A.J. Cole, SP 5. Wilson Ramos, C 6. Sammy Solis, SP 7. Cole Kimball, RP 8. Eury Perez, OF 9. Chris Marrero, 1B 10. Brad Peacock, SP Of the top 10, Harper, Cole and Solis were all drafted last season. The Nationals Cole in the fourth round and signed him for well over slot, and Solis was a second-round choice who also signed over slot. Espinosa and Ramos will assuredly begin the season in Washington, and Kimball, Peacock and Marrero could all see time in the majors at some point this year. Baseball America also puts compiles the best individual "tools" within a farm system, which is fun. Here's their list for the Nationals, dominated by Harper. Best Hitter for Average: Bryce Harper Best Power Hitter: Bryce Harper Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Derek Norris Fastest Baserunner: Eury Perez Best Athlete: Bryce Harper Best Fastball: Cole Kimball Best Curveball: Brad Peacocok Best Slider: A.J. Morris Best Changeup: Josh Wilkie Best Control: Tommy Milone Best Defensive Catcher: Wilson Ramos Best Defensive Infielder: Danny Espinosa Best Infield Arm: Danny Espinosa Best Defensive Outfielder: Eury Perez Best Outfield Arm: Bryce Harper

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