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Player of the Week Spotlight: Nationals' Wood

MLB's No. 7 prospect happy to be playing baseball close to home
@RobTnova24
September 19, 2023

James Wood comes from a basketball family -- his father played at the University of Richmond and his sister, Sydney, was an All-Big 10 Conference selection at Northwestern University -- but the massive 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder couldn't be happier to be playing baseball close to home -- and it shows.

Crews notches a lot of firsts in Double-A debut

Top Nationals prospect collects hit, RBI, run, SB for Harrisburg
August 23, 2023

Dylan Crews didn't waste a lot of time in the first 15 games of his pro career. And he didn't let any grass grow under his feet after leapfrogging over High-A to move within two levels of the Major Leagues. The No. 2 pick in this year's Draft -- MLB

Crews set to skip level, head for Double-A (source)

No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft by Nats ready for Harrisburg
August 20, 2023

The Nationals are wasting no time with Dylan Crews. Crews, the No. 2 overall Draft pick in 2023 and MLB Pipeline’s No. 4 prospect, has been promoted to Double-A Harrisburg, a source told MLB.com's Jessica Camerato on Sunday. The 21-year-old will be bypassing the High-A level entirely. And given how

Crews firing on all cylinders at dish for FredNats

Top-ranked Nationals prospect goes deep on 3-hit, 4-RBI night
@memheller
August 19, 2023

You've heard of a one-man wrecking crew. Now consider, a one-man wrecking ... Crews. Collecting three hits and four RBIs, top-ranked Nationals prospect Dylan Crews helped Single-A Fredericksburg to a convincing 11-3 victory over Augusta on Saturday night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium.

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Crews

No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft already dominating with High-A FredNats
@RobTnova24
August 15, 2023

Dylan Crews has come into pro ball like a wrecking ball. The top Nationals prospect has undoubtedly lived up to the billing of being the No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft thus far, and the league has taken notice. Crews was named the Minor League Player of the

Crews tees off on 2-HR, 5-hit, 6-RBIs afternoon

Baseball's No. 4 overall prospect has career day with FredNats
August 13, 2023

On Thursday, Dylan Crews slotted in as the No. 4 overall prospect when MLB Pipeline's midseason rankings were unveiled. It hasn't taken him long to prove why he's considered so elite. Crews was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday, with his first pro multihomer game as part of a five-hit, six-RBI

Crews goes National with first slam, 4-hit game

No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft impressing with FredNats
August 9, 2023

Dylan Crews has four professional games under his belt. Just four. The No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft now also has his first career grand slam and first pro four-hit game taken care of. The Nationals prospect also homered for the second straight game en route to Single-A

Crews hammers his first pro homer for FredNats

No. 2 overall Draft pick clears the fences in second Single-A game
August 6, 2023

That didn't take long. Dylan Crews, the No. 2 overall pick of this year's Draft, who drilled 58 home runs over three seasons at Louisiana State, belted his first dinger as a member of the Washington Nationals organization on Sunday. The long ball -- estimated at 416 feet with a

Wild Week Ends on Romero Jr. Walk Off

Dylan Crews, No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft, hits first professional home run for Fredericksburg
August 6, 2023

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - Max Romero Jr. crushed a walk-off home run to cap a thrilling weekend with an 8-5 win. The Nats jumped on Salem starter Noah Dean in the bottom of the first inning. Dylan Crews got the day started with his first professional home run, a laser over

Red Wings remember Milo the bat dog

Club honors 'The Goodest Boy' with tribute night, memorial T-shirts
@RobTnova24
August 5, 2023

The celebration of the life of "The Goodest Boy," Milo the Bat Dog, continued with a T-shirt giveaway by the Rochester Red Wings on July 19. The golden retriever, who won the hearts of Red Wings fans the Rochester community starting on June 1, 2019, succumbed to liver disease on

Nats' Crews goes 3-for-3 in pro debut

No. 2 overall Draft pick scores three runs in Rookie ball
August 3, 2023

The Dylan Crews hype train has officially left the station. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 Draft made his pro debut in the Florida Complex League on Thursday, going a perfect 3-for-3, including a double off the right-field wall in his first at-bat. Crews also scored three runs

The Road to The Show™: Futures Game rosters

Holliday, Lawlar among stars to watch at prospect showcase
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 27, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. A marquee event on the baseball calendar has come into focus with Monday’s announcement of the 2023 SiriusXM

Woodworking: Top Nats prospect has big weekend

Leaping grab, walk-off single and booming HR all in cards for Wood
@brendan_samson
June 11, 2023

New level, same James Wood. On May 28, the No. 7 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg. That same day, Wood collected his first Eastern League hit and he hasn’t slowed down since. Wood has slugged three taters in 11 games with the Senators, the

Wood introduces power early in Senators' tenure

Top Nats prospect's first Double-A extra-base hit is 9th HR of year
@Steph_Sheehan
June 1, 2023

James Wood is moving on up, and moving on up with style. The top Nationals prospect clubbed his first Double-A home run on Thursday, his first extra-base hit since being promoted on May 28. Wood sports 60-grade power -- tied with his speed for his highest-graded tool -- and he

The Road to The Show™: Nationals’ House

No. 94 overall prospect finding his place in Washington’s rebuild
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 16, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Nationals prospect Brady House. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. After an unusual start, Brady House’s professional career seems

Baker gets all kinds of acrobatic on sliding stop

Red Wings second baseman living up to family legacy on the field
May 11, 2023

For many of us, the first thought that comes to mind when we hear the name Darren Baker is of a 3-year-old boy being rescued at home plate by Giants first baseman J.T. Snow during Game 5 of the 2002 World Series. Baker, serving as San Francisco's batboy, was a

Cavalli, De La Rosa earn National exposure

Young talents' breakout seasons highlight Washington All-Stars
@Steph_Sheehan
December 21, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Washington Nationals.

The Road to The Show™: Nationals’ Wood

No. 35 overall prospect thriving since blockbuster deadline deal
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 13, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Nationals prospect James Wood. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The success of the Nationals’ rebuild will be determined

Frizzell mashes trifecta for FredNats

Washington prospect logs Fredericksburg's first three-homer game
@RobTnova24
August 27, 2022

It was one of those nights for Single-A Fredericksburg, as the team erupted for 23 runs on 20 hits, and it was one of those performances for Will Frizzell, who contributed three of those knocks -- all of which left the yard. The Nationals infield prospect clubbed a trio of

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

Prospect Q&A: Nationals shortstop House

No. 48 prospect discusses swing timing, defensive footwork
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 21, 2022

Ever since he was drafted last year, Brady House has not stopped hitting. The second-ranked Nationals prospect has gotten off to a roaring start with Single-A Fredericksburg. House entered Thursday as the Carolina League leader with 17 hits in his first 46 at-bats (.370 average), and he has a share

Nats' Cavalli leading the way toward Washington

Right-hander's K-heavy debut grabbed spotlight in evolving system
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 10, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Scouting report: Nationals' Cade Cavalli

Powerful righty finds immediate success while club begins rebuild
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 17, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked Nationals prospect Cade Cavalli. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Less than two years removed

Trio of hurlers twirl first no-no in FredNats history

Chu, Willingham and Strom combine to complete seven-inning feat
@RobTnova24
August 15, 2021

It was history with a dash of dominance.

Summer Santa: FredNats usher spreads cheer

Thompson, through adversity, brings Christmas spirit to ballpark
@BensBiz
August 6, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia -- On a recent Friday evening at FredNats Ballpark, usher Bruce Thompson was stationed in front of the playground located in the right-field corner of the concourse. Most of the children he was supervising had never seen him before, yet they knew exactly who he was. "Tonight, I've