27. Washington Nationals
Starting 5: Corbin – Gray – Fedde – Sanchez – Rogers
How the mighty have fallen. It was just three years ago when the Nationals’ elite starting staff powered them to an epic World Series win over the Houston Astros. Since then, Max Scherzer was traded, Stephen Strasburg has struggled to stay healthy, and Patrick Corbin has regressed mightily. With Strasburg likely starting the season on the injured reserve, only Corbin (5.82 ERA in ’21) and Anibal Sanchez (6.62) remain from the World Series staff.
Washington does have high hopes for Josiah Gray who was one of the prized assets in the Scherzer trade. The former Dodgers prospect is just 24 years old, and held up admirably in 12 starts for the Nationals despite the midseason shakeup.
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