MLB in 2024: Ranking All 30 Lineups

29. Washington Nationals

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Washington is a team on the rise, but its lineup can still use some additions. Lane Thomas posted the best year of his career in 2023 — 28 home runs and 86 RBI — and a pair of young cornerstones made an impact. Catcher Keibert Ruiz and shortstop CJ Abrams, acquired in the Juan Soto trade, flashed their potential and demonstrated why the franchise has confidence in them moving forward. James Wood, another prize from the Soto haul, was sensational in Spring Training and looks like a future superstar. The Nats are likely a year or two away from contending for a playoff spot, and their lineup should only move up as their youngsters improve throughout the season.