Get to Know Washington's Baseball Players
The Washington Nationals compete in Major League Baseball's National League East playing 81 home games each season. The team consists of 40 players and 7 managers/coaches. See photos of the Washington Nationals and learn about the key players and coaches. For information about Nationals Park, tickets, souvenirs, special events and much more, see A Guide to the Washington Nationals Baseball Team.
Danny Espinosa – Short Stop #8 Washington Nationals
Espinosa played shortstop during his minor league career and for his college baseball team (California State University, Long Beach). In 2010, he played his first game at Nationals Park where he went 4 for 5 with 2 home runs, one of which was a grand slam, and six RBI.
Wilson Ramos – Catcher #40 Washington Nationals
Ramos has been with the Nationals since 2010. In his minor league career he played for the Minnesota Twins and is the only catcher in modern history to collect 4 hits in his MLB debut.
Stephen Strasburg - Pitcher #37 Washington Nationals
Strasburg's impressive college baseball career with the San Diego State Aztecs led him to pitch in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he won a bronze medal. He was the first pick in the 2009 MLB draft, and with 14 strikeouts in his debut he set a new strikeout record for the Washington Nationals.
Jayson Werth – Outfielder #28 Washington Nationals
In his senior year of high school, Werth had a .652 batting average along with 15 home runs. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Philadelphia Phillies where he became a World Series Champion (2008) before joining the Nationals in 2011.
Bryce Harper - Right Field #34 Washington Nationals
Harper earned his GED in October 2009 rather than waiting two years to graduate so that he could become eligible for the June 2010 amateur draft. He won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award (annual best amateur player), and was selected for the 2012 All-Star Game making him the youngest position player to ever be selected. Since then, Harper has won the NL Rookie of the Year, NL home run co-leader, NL Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Award, and the NL Most Valued Player.