Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2022 revision of our top 50 Washington Nationals.
As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note, that this is our first revision, reflective of the last year.
The Nationals went into full rebuilding mode, trading many of their stars during the season. There were no new entries, but were some rank elevations.
As always, we present the top five immediately, which has no changes.
1. Gary Carter
2. Tim Raines
3. Max Scherzer
4. Andre Dawson
5. Steve Rogers
You can find the entire list here.
Scherzer almost supplanted Raines at #2, and he completed the season with the Nationals, he likely would have.
Ryan Zimmerman moves up from #9 to #6. This could be the end of the climb for Zimmerman, as it is speculated that he might soon retire.
Infielder, Trea Turner, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the season. Despite, not playing all of the year with Washington, he was fantastic this year, and moves up to #14 from #22.
Juan Soto, who was this year’s National League MVP runner-up, rockets up to #17 from #36.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.