Over the past week or two, I have been poring over the Nationals' 2009 minor league statistics in preparation for a series of articles that will start when the season finally (and thankfully) comes to an end. á I began to feel much better about the state of the team's minor league system and began to count the players thatùbased on stats and comments by team managementùseem capable of succeeding at the major league level. á I got to 16, though by no means is this list totally inclusive. á Stephen Strasburg, Colin Balester, Jack McGeary, Jeff Smoker, Brad Meyers, Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Burgess, Chris Marrero, Justin Maxwell, Shairon Martis, Destin Hood, Derick Norris, P.J. Ramirez, Ian Desmond, Ross Detweiler and Drew Storen. á That's 16 out of roughly 150 players (not counting th ...
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