CATCHER: Matt Wieters exercised his option thus will be back behind the dish. Youngster Pedro Severino is the backup, at least for now.
INFIELD: Can Ryan Zimmerman make it through another season unscathed? Daniel Murphy will start in the DL, possibly paving the way for Wilmer Difo to play second opening day. Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon are fixtures on the left side.
OUTFIELD: Bryce Harper is the centerpiece, with Adam Eaton returning along with Michael A. Taylor. At some point, Victor Robles is expected to get the call, this time for good.
BENCH: Brian Goodwin adds outfield depth with Difo eventually the utility infielder. There's a good chance the Nats add some reserves.
ROTATION: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Tanner Roark are obviously solid. With Joe Ross recovering from TJS, A.J. Cole, Erick Fedde and Austin Voth are in-house options for the fifth spot, or Washington can seek help from outside the organization.
BULLPEN: Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson stabilized a spotty bullpen and return as the primary high-leverage options. Enny Romero, Koda Glover, Shawn Kelley and Matt Grace comprise the bridge.
PROSPECTS TO WATCH: Top prospect Victor Robles was mentioned, he's a five category contributor with more speed than power and has the chance to be a fantasy stud. Fellow outfielder Andrew Stevenson is close as well, but has nowhere to play.
POSSIBLE ACQUISITIONS: Look for a backup catcher and a fifth starter to head the Nationals wish list.
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