MLB

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The Nationals' first pick in the 2015 draft, center fielder Andrew Stevenson, is already receiving high praise for his defense as a professional.

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2015 record: 67-95, 4th place in NL East

Manager: Fredi Gonzalez, 6th season

Estimated 2016 payroll: $85 million

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2015 record: 79-83, 3rd place in NL West

Manager: Chip Hale, 2nd season

Estimated 2016 payroll: $98 million

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The Nationals avoided arbitration with third baseman Anthony Rendon on Friday, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.8 million. ESPN first reported the dollar figures.

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As a leadoff hitter capable of hitting .300 and stealing 30 bases in a season, Ben Revere should bring plenty of value to the Nats' offense.

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