MLB.com revealed its list of the Top 100 Prospects in baseball tonight on the MLB Network. Four Washington Nationals' prospects landed on the list with 2014 1st Round pick Erick Fedde at no.78, 18-year-old outfield prospect Victor Robles at no.63, shortstop of the future Trea Turner at no.11 and the top prospect in the Nats' organization, Lucas Giolito, at no.3 overall as the top pitching prospect in baseball according to MLB.com's scouts.
Fedde, a 22-year-old right-hander who underwent Tommy John surgery right before the 2014 Draft, was taken 18th overall by the Nationals in the first round in 2014.
He returned to the mound this season and made fourteen starts total between Class-A Auburn in the New York-Penn League and Low-A South Atlantic League.
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In eight starts for the Auburn Doubledays, the UNLV product was (4-1) with a 2.57 ERA, a 2.60 FIP, eight walks (2.06 BB/9) and 36 Ks (9.26 K/9) in 35 innings. He moved up to make six starts for the Hagerstown Suns as well, going (1-2) with a 4.34 ERA, 3.48 FIP, eight walks (2.48 BB/9) and 23 Ks (7.14 K/9) in 29 innings.
Robles, who signed with the Nationals out of the Dominican Republic for $225K in July 2013, played for the Gulf Coast League Nationals and Doubledays in 2015, putting up a combined .352/.445/.507 line with 11 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 24 stolen bases in 61 games and 261 plate appearances.
Turner, 22, debuted in the majors in August, but spent the bulk of the 2015 campaign in the minors at Double-A in the San Diego Padres and Nationals' systems and he played at Triple-A Syracuse before coming up to D.C.
Overall, in his second pro season after he was drafted in the first round in 2014 by the Padres, he put up a combined .322/.370/.458 line, with 24 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs and 29 steals in 35 attempts over 116 games.
No. 3 on the 2016 #Top100Prospects list: @Nationals fireballing RHP Lucas Giolito. Watch: https://t.co/fZ1qUFDov5 pic.twitter.com/T8giKrayYq— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) January 30, 2016
Giolito, 21, who injured his right elbow in his final season in high school and underwent Tommy John surgery later in 2012, pitched at High-A Potomac this season, where he was (3-5) with a 2.71 ERA, a 1.96 FIP, 20 walks (2.58 BB/9) and 110 Ks (11.11 K/9) in 13 games, 11 starts and 69 ⅔ IP and at Double-A Harrisburg, where he was (4-2) in eight starts with a 3.80 ERA, a 3.18 FIP, 17 walks (3.23 BB/9) and 45 Ks (8.56 K/9) in 47 ⅓ IP.