Yasel Antuna

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Washington Nationals AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Yasel Antuna in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a $3.9 million contract with the Nationals in July of 2016.
Removed from 40-man roster
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
December 1, 2022
Antuna cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Antuna spent most of 2022 at High-A Wilmington but received a late promotion to Double-A Harrisburg, where he hit .143 in 26 games. The Nationals have opted to remove the 23-year-old from their 40-man roster ahead of next week's Rule 5 draft.
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When Antuna and Luis Garcia headlined the Nationals' 2016 J-2 international signing class, Antuna was seen as the hitter with a higher offensive ceiling. That is still the case, despite the fact Garcia debuted in his age-20 season and Antuna has yet to play above Low-A. Injuries, specifically Tommy John surgery in 2018, have interfered with his development. However, 2020 was something of a coming out party for the switch-hitting infielder, as he was the team's most impressive hitter at the alternate training site and in the fall instructional league. Being the top hitting prospect in a very weak and pitching-heavy Nationals farm system is hardly a major feat, but he was added to the 40-man roster and clearly figures into the team's long-term plans. He has plus power to all fields and a smooth swing. His defense is less advanced, but second base and third base are possibilities.
The top four fantasy prospects in baseball were all international signees. For opportunistic owners looking to snag the next high-end Latin American prospect before he pops, Antuna is as good a bet as anyone. A projectable 6-foot, 170-pound wide-shouldered 18-year-old, Antuna won’t get a lot of love on real life lists because of his shaky shortstop defense (many expect him to move to third base full time), but his bat has a chance to carry the day at any position. Unlike most teenagers who project to grow into plus power, the switch-hitting Antuna already has an excellent feel for the strike zone, walking at an 11.6 percent clip while striking out just 14.6 percent of the time as one of the youngest position players in the Gulf Coast League. He checks all the boxes we look for in a rookie-level prospect with the potential for a plus hit tool and plus power. That doesn’t mean he will make good on that promise, but in competitive dynasty leagues, the time to roster him is now.
The Nationals fell in love with Antuna over the summer, eventually giving the 16-year-old switch-hitter a $3.9 million signing bonus in July (the most they've ever given a teenage international), and it's easy to see why. He's a potential five-tool shortstop, and while his bat speed and quick-twitch athleticism may not be elite, he's got top-end speed and has shown more polish and power at the plate than one might expect from a teenage Dominican middle infielder. As with any prospect this far from the majors and with this much physical development ahead of him, his career could take a wide range of paths. Some scouts doubt his ability to stick at shortstop and see an eventual move to third base ahead as Antuna matures, while others aren't sure if he will be able to hit for average. There's no doubting his ceiling though, and if everything comes together for him, Antuna could be among the next generation of shortstops getting taken in the early rounds of fantasy drafts. Just don't expect that to happen until sometime next decade.
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Shifts to Double-A
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 16, 2022
The Nationals promoted Antuna from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.
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Strong start at High-A
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
April 14, 2022
Antuna is 5-for-13 (.385) with four walks and three strikeouts through four games at High-A Wilmington.
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Moved to minor-league camp
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
March 22, 2022
The Nationals optioned Antuna to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Dispatched to minor-league camp
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
March 14, 2021
The Nationals optioned Antuna to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Protected from Rule 5 draft
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
November 20, 2020
Antuna's contract was selected by the Nationals on Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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