Player Profile: The Legend that is Jayson Werth

jayson-werth-baseball-headshot-photo If a baseball contract was earned by how outstanding someone’s beard is than Jayson Werth has earned every cent in his seven year 126 million dollar contract. The man who currently has a twitter account for his beard, (@JWerthsBeard), is one of the most beloved players in the nation’s capital and is coming off of a MVP caliber 2013 season. Read more about Player Profile: The Legend that is Jayson Werth

Nationals Prospect Watch: Michael A. Taylor

Michael A. Taylor The most successful players the Nationals have on their current 25-man roster have either been first round draft picks or acquired from another team like Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez. Since moving to Washington, the Nationals have not done well at developing players who were not sure cut stars when they were drafted like Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper were however there may be a future star waiting in the minors to get his shot in the majors. That future star is Michael A. Taylor. Read more about Nationals Prospect Watch: Michael A. Taylor

Nationals Prospect Watch: Lucas Gioltio

Lucas Giolito Lucas Giolito was in the running to be the number 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft out of high school so when he dropped to the Nationals with the 16th overall pick the Nationals took full advantage of it and took the 6’6’’ right hander. At the time of being drafted Giolito was only 17 years old and was coming off of an outstanding senior year in high school that saw him go 9-1 with an ERA of 1.00. Read more about Nationals Prospect Watch: Lucas Gioltio

Player Profile: Wilson Ramos

Wilson Ramos

The Washington Nationals have a plentiful group of outstanding young talent that litters their rotation and their batting order. With such talents as Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond leading the strong youth movement that has taken the Nationals into playoff contention and hopefully World Series contention but of the youth movement none could have as great of an impact on the Nationals than catcher Wilson Ramos. Read more about Player Profile: Wilson Ramos

Player Profiles: Tanner Roark

Tanner Roark
Tanner Roark

 

Coming off a complete game shutout on April 26 against the San Diego Padres, Tanner Roark thrust himself into the spotlight and into what looks like the permanent starting rotation for the Washington Nationals. But it wasn’t all such a bright future for the 27 year old right hander.

Born on October 5, 1986 in Wilmington, Illinois, Tanner’s sports career started when he played one season with the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier League for the 2008 season. To say the least he struggled, in just three games he pitched 9 2/3 innings while giving up 23 hits as well as 25 runs, which comes to an astounding ERA of 21.41.
Even with his dreadful start for the Miners he would be drafted in the 25th round of the 2008 Amateur Player Draft by the Texas Rangers. Then in July 2010 he was traded to the Nationals for Cristian Guzman, Guzman was traded due to the arrival of the now starting shortstop Ian Desmond. Read more about Player Profiles: Tanner Roark