<p><strong>Age on Opening Day 2014: </strong>24</p> <p><strong>How acquired: </strong>Draft (5th round), June 2011</p> <p><strong>Position: </strong>Corner infielder</p> <p><strong>Prospect Rank: </strong>No. 4 in Nats' org. (Baseball America)</p> <p><strong>2013 Team/Level: </strong>Harrisburg Senators (Double-A), Mesa Solar Sox (AFL)</p> <p><strong>2013 Stats:</strong> 2 G, 7 PA, 5 AB, R, H, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, .200 BA, .429 OBP, .400 SLG, .829 OPS</p>
The Nationals' roster doesn't have many weak spots heading into the 2013 season, but the front office always keeps an eye on the future. Here are some players in Washington's farm system who could fill key roles in upcoming seasons.
Rendon, Sandy Leon and Nate Karns head to Double-A Harrisburg and Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats also re-assigned Matt Skole, Will Rhymes and Pat McCoy to minor league camp.
Skole and younger brother Jake, a first-round pick by the Texas Rangers in 2010, share an apartment in the offseason and talk nearly every day during the season.