Maybe it was wishful thinking or even naivete, he speculated later, but when Zach Walters was called into his manager's office in South Bend, Ind., on Friday, July 30, his heart sank. Traded? How could he be traded?
Washington Nationals pitching prospect Sammy Solis has visited with renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum and team doctor Wiemi Douoguih in recent weeks after experiencing elbow discomfort in the Arizona Fall League.
Here's a look at the next wave of prospects the Nationals hope will be making their way to Washington sooner or later: