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  • Third baseman Anthony Rendon (seen here), the sixth overall pick in 2011, and Matt Purke, taken in Round 3, are two of the Nationals' top prospects starting the season at Single-A Potomac.

    Nationals' top prospects

    The Nationals' farm system, ranked No. 1 over the winter by Baseball America, fell to No. 12 when it was re-ranked in March in the wake of the Gio Gonzalez trade. Outside of outfielder Bryce Harper, there are more prospects at Single-A and Double-A this year than those who are near major league-ready.


  • Nationals prospect Rafael Martin, 27, shown during an Arizona Fall League game, thrives on the motion of his pitches. "I find my release point where the ball is cutting a lot and I'll stay there," he said. He's setting his sights on starting the 2012 season at Triple-A. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)

    Nationals' Martin dares to dream again

    To see Rafael Martin bouncing around the fields at the Arizona Fall League is to see him living a life he once thought was impossible.


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