Nationals to Call Up Top MLB Prospect James Wood – Stats, Trends, Depth Chart Update

The Washington Nationals (38-42), who are currently in fourth place in the NL East, are expected to call up top prospect James Wood from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, July 1, when they open a four-game series against the New York Mets. Wood figures to see most of his playing time in left field. For more details on the top prospect, including stats and depth chart updates, keep reading.

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Breaking News: Nationals to call up James Wood on Monday

  • Age: 21
  • Drafted: 2021 by Padres – 2nd Round, Pick 26
  • Height: 6’7″
  • Weight: 234 lbs
  • Position: Outfield

Prospect Ranks

  • No. 3
  • Baseball America: No. 2
  • Rotowire: No. 5

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2024 Minor League Stats

  • In 51 games for Triple-A Rochester, Wood batted .346/.458/.578 with 10 homers, 42 runs, 34 RBI, and 10 stolen bases across 225 plate appearances.
  • He struck out 18.2% of the time and posted a 17.3% walk rate.
  • Wood’s wRC+ sits at 168, meaning he’s been 68% percent better than the average minor league hitter this season.

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Nationals’ Current Left Field Depth Chart

Player Games PAs Slash R HR RBI SB
Jesse Winker 77 301 .261/.378/.414 37 9 36 12
Ildemaro Vargas 51 158 .268/.329/.348 13 0 15 5
Eddie Rosario 66 231 .181/.226/.330 26 7 26 8

Nationals’ Offensive Production

  • The Nationals currently rank 20th in baseball in runs scored, with 332.
  • In terms of home runs, the Nats have gone yard just 67 times this season, which is the second-lowest mark in MLB. Meanwhile, they rank near the top in stolen bases, as their 108 swipes are third-most in the game.
  • Washington strikes out 20.9% of the time (22nd in MLB) and walks at a 7.9% clip (20th).
  • The Nationals sport a wRC+ of 91, which puts them 24th in baseball.

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