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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
104-58 7-3 L1
90-72 7-3 W1
84-78 5-5 L1
75-87 4-6 L1
71-91 4-6 W1

Top James Wood News

  • Nationals' James Wood: Meeting first challenge at Double-A

    Wood has a .223/.319/.446 slash line, six home runs, five steals, an 11.3 percent walk rate and a 30.5 percent strikeout rate in 33 games for Double-A Harrisburg.

    This run at Double-A has been the longest Wood has gone in his pro career without dominating, which shouldn't come as a surprise, given that he is still 20 and posted a 27.1 percent strikeout rate with High-A Wilmington earlier this season. All told this year, Wood has a .262/.360/.520 slash line, 14 home runs, 13 steals, a 28.6 percent strikeout rate, a 13.0 percent walk rate and a 30.8 percent hard-hit rate in 75 games across High-A and Double-A.

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  • Nationals' James Wood: Rises to Double-A

    The Nationals promoted Wood from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The 20-year-old was advanced to the next rung on the minor-league ladder on the heels of slugging a home run for the third time in four starts in Wilmington's 7-5 win over Hudson Valley on Saturday. For the season, Wood -- one of the key pieces the Nationals acquired in the blockbuster deal last summer that sent Juan Soto to San Diego -- has slashed .293/392/.580 with 22 extra-base hits, eight stolen bases and a 14.8 percent walk rate. Wood's production is made all the more impressive by the fact that he did much of his damage while playing in Wilmington's pitcher-friendly park.

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  • Nationals' James Wood: Red hot at High-A

    Wood has hit safely in seven straight games for High-A Wilmington, batting .462 (12-for-26) over that stretch with a double, a triple, a home run, two steals and eight RBI.

    The 20-year-old outfielder does have a 1:6 BB:K in that time, but he's doing plenty of damage when he makes contact and a 21.4 percent strikeout rate is no real cause for alarm. Wood is the top prospect in the Nationals' system after coming over in the Juan Soto trade last year, and if he can stay healthy this season he could slug his way into a promotion to Double-A over the summer.

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  • Nationals' James Wood: Spectacular when healthy in 2022

    Wood put together a .324/.429/.560 batting line with 12 homers, 19 steals and a 47:68 BB:K in 71 Single-A games this season.

    While he wasn't quite as spectacular for Fredericksburg after being traded as he had been with Lake Elsinore in the hitter-friendly California League earlier in the year, Wood still had a major breakout in 2022, flashing his high-end power and plus speed. However, wrist and knee injuries combined to limit the 19-year-old's time on the field -- he played just a little over half a season's worth of games. If Wood can put in a fully healthy and similarly productive 2023, he could very well put himself in consideration for the title of No. 1 prospect in baseball.

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  • Nationals' James Wood: Back in business

    Wood (knee) went 1-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and two walks in a game with Single-A Fredericksburg on Sunday.

    A sore knee kept Wood off the field for just shy of two weeks, but he returned to action Friday and showed Sunday that he is past his knee issue. Since being acquired from the Padres as part of the Juan Soto trade, Wood has gone 24-for-82 (.293) with two homers, 17 RBI and four steals over 21 games with Fredericksburg.

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  • Nationals' James Wood: Nursing knee issue

    Wood isn't in the lineup Tuesday for Single-A Fredericksburg due to knee soreness, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The 19-year-old was removed from Sunday's contest due to the injury and will be sidelined for at least one game. Wood has appeared in 19 games since being acquired by the Nationals in the Juan Soto trade and has a .307/.369/.493 slash line with two home runs, 16 RBI and four stolen bases for Fredericksburg.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 240 lbs
Age: 21
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R