The Nationals' first pick in the 2015 draft, center fielder Andrew Stevenson, is already receiving high praise for his defense as a professional.
2015 record: 67-95, 4th place in NL East
Manager: Fredi Gonzalez, 6th season
Estimated 2016 payroll: $85 million
2015 record: 79-83, 3rd place in NL West
Manager: Chip Hale, 2nd season
Estimated 2016 payroll: $98 million
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.
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.