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Nationals signed IF Brendan Ryan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He had been traded to the Cubs by the Yankees earlier this past offseason, but was released just over two weeks later. He has no pop in his bat, and has not hit over .250 in the majors since 2009, when he was with the Cardinals. You can ignore him unless he discovers how to improve his contact rate this spring.

PLAYER ARRIVALS

# Player Position Previous Team
1 Oliver Perez RP Astros
2 Yusmeiro Petit RP Giants
3 Aaron Laffey RP Rockies
4 Shawn Kelley RP Padres
5 Ben Revere OF Blue Jays
6 Stephen Drew 2B Yankees
7 Nick Masset RP Braves
8 Daniel Murphy 2B Mets
9 Logan Schafer OF Brewers
10 Jhonatan Solano C Marlins
11 Chris Heisey OF Dodgers
12 Trevor Gott RP Angels

PLAYER DEPARTURES

# Player Position New Team
1 Drew Storen RP Blue Jays
2 Denard Span OF Giants
3 Craig Stammen RP Free Agent
4 Dan Uggla 2B Free Agent
5 Matt Thornton RP Free Agent
6 Yunel Escobar INF Angels
7 Ian Desmond SS Free Agent
8 Jordan Zimmermann SP Tigers
9 Casey Janssen RP Free Agent
10 David Carpenter RP Braves
11 Doug Fister SP Free Agent

TOP PROSPECTS

# Player Position
1 Lucas Giolito P
2 A.J. Cole P
3 Michael Taylor OF
4 Erick Fedde P
5 Joe Ross P
6 Matthew Skole 1B
7 Brian Goodwin OF
8 Drew Ward 3B
9 Austin Voth P
10 Jakson Reetz C

Top Picks for NATIONALS

# Player Position College
1 Erick Fedde P UNLV (NV)
2 Andrew Suarez P Miami (FL)
3 Jakson Reetz C Norris HS (NE)
4 Robbie Dickey P Blinn College (TX)
5 Drew Van Orden P Duke (NC)
6 Austen Williams P Texas State (TX)
7 D.K. Carey OF Miami (FL)
8 Jeff Gardner OF Louisville (KY)
9 Austin Byler 1B Nevada (NV)
10 Matthew Page OF Oklahoma Baptist University (OK)

2015 YTD Stats

Catcher

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Pedro Severino Nationals C 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Jhonatan Solano Nationals C 20 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .000 .048 .000
Jose Lobaton Nationals C 136 27 4 0 3 11 20 0 14 40 .199 .279 .294
Wilson Ramos Nationals C 475 109 16 0 15 41 68 0 19 101 .229 .258 .358

First Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Clint Robinson Nationals 1B 309 84 15 1 10 44 34 0 33 52 .272 .358 .424
Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 1B 346 86 25 1 16 43 73 1 33 79 .249 .308 .465
Tyler Moore Nationals 1B 187 38 12 0 6 14 27 0 9 45 .203 .250 .364

Second Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Dan Uggla Nationals 2B 120 22 4 2 2 12 16 0 19 40 .183 .298 .300
Danny Espinosa Nationals 2B 367 88 21 1 13 59 37 5 28 106 .240 .311 .409
Anthony Rendon Nationals 2B 311 82 16 0 5 43 25 1 36 70 .264 .344 .363

Third Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Wilmer Difo Nationals SS 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182
Trea Turner Nationals SS 40 9 1 0 1 5 1 2 4 12 .225 .295 .325

Left Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Jayson Werth Nationals LF 331 73 16 1 12 51 42 0 38 84 .221 .302 .384

Center Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Matt den Dekker Nationals CF 99 25 6 1 5 12 12 0 9 20 .253 .315 .485
Michael Taylor Nationals CF 472 108 15 2 14 49 63 16 26 158 .229 .282 .358

Right Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Bryce Harper Nationals RF 521 172 38 1 42 118 99 6 109 131 .330 .460 .649

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos W L Sv G IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Gio Gonzalez Nationals SP 11 8 0 0 175.2 181 8 74 66 169 3.79 1.42
A.J. Cole Nationals RP 0 0 1 0 9.1 14 1 6 0 9 5.79 1.61
Sammy Solis Nationals RP 1 1 0 0 21.1 25 2 8 2 17 3.38 1.36
Max Scherzer Nationals SP 14 12 0 0 228.2 176 27 71 32 276 2.79 0.92
Stephen Strasburg Nationals SP 11 7 0 0 127.1 115 14 49 26 155 3.46 1.11
Jonathan Papelbon Nationals RP 2 2 7 0 23.2 22 4 8 3 16 3.04 1.10
Taylor Hill Nationals RP 0 0 0 0 12 14 2 5 4 9 3.75 1.50
Matt Grace Nationals RP 2 1 0 0 17 26 0 8 6 14 4.24 2.00
Felipe Rivero Nationals RP 2 1 2 0 48.1 35 2 15 9 43 2.79 0.95
Tanner Roark Nationals SP 4 7 1 0 111 119 17 54 23 70 4.38 1.31
Joe Ross Nationals RP 5 5 0 0 76.2 64 7 31 21 69 3.64 1.11
Blake Treinen Nationals RP 2 5 0 0 67.2 62 4 29 26 65 3.86 1.39
Casey Janssen Nationals RP 2 5 0 0 40 38 5 22 5 27 4.95 1.15
Abel De Los Santos Nationals SP 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 1 3 5.40 1.80
Aaron Barrett Nationals RP 3 3 0 0 29.1 28 1 15 7 35 4.60 1.19
Rafael Martin Nationals RP 2 0 0 0 12.1 12 4 7 5 25 5.11 1.38
David Carpenter Nationals RP 0 0 0 0 6 5 1 1 2 4 1.50 1.17
Taylor Jordan Nationals RP 0 2 0 0 17 20 0 10 6 11 5.29 1.53