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You know, it figures. á The Washington Nationals have in their farm system no more than a handful of true position prospects, and of them, only two seem to be of the ôcanÆt miss variety.ö á One, Chris Marrero (.284-17-76) is the clubÆs first baseman of the future and will take his place in D.C. just as soon as heÆs ready, probably 2012. á But the other, catcher Derek Norris (.286-23-84), perhaps the better of the two, is being blocked in Washington by another young and talented catcher, Jesus Flores. á Norris, 20, has improved tremendously at the plate since his rookie season in the Gulf Coast League.á Based on a full season, Norris has averaged over the past two years: á AB: 531 R: 96 H: 150 2B: 33 3B: 0 ...

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