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Talented Rookie Ball Core Has Nats Excited

A common sign for an organization that has a minor league system on the rebound is the presence of high upside talent at the short-season levels. While much of it is raw and unrefined at this point, there's no denying the upside of many of the Nats' youngest prospects.

"There's no question that, to succeed in baseball, you need to have a very strong foundation," says Nationals' President, Stan Kasten. "That includes your entire player development department from the players down to the scouts, instructors, coaches and coordinators. You need to be strong in all those areas to groom those players into major leaguers. I've never seen a team be successful...

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