Given the success the Washington Nationals have had in building their minor league system over the past six years, the Nationals were a popular target for the Rule V Draft today. The National lost 4 prospects in the Rule V Draft and did not make any selections.
The following Nats prospects are gone via the draft.
P Jack McGeary: McGeary was selected by the Nationals in the the 6th round of the 2007 MLB Draft. They spent alot of money to sign McGeary, but lost McGeary to ulnar nerve surgery in his elbow. He hasn't been the same since. He finished the 2012 season in Short A and had an ERA of 6.75.
IF Jeff Kobernus: Kobernus was selcted by the Boston Red Sox. Kobernus hit .282 with 42 stolen bases for Harrisburg (AAA) last season.
P Daniel Rosenbaum: This is a loss that is upsetting to me. Rosenbaum has been a solid pitcher in the Nationals system since being drafted. He struggled in the second half of his AA season last year, but overall, has put up promising numbers. He finished his first AA seasonwith an 8-10 record and a 3.94 ERA. In 2011, he combined between A and AA for a 9-6 record with a 2.52 ERA. The Nats lost Rosenbaum to Colorado.
Hector Nelo: Lost reliever to the Dodgers. Nelo had an impressive 2012 season.