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  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Matt Purke (50) pitches against Georgetown University during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    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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