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Prospect Profile: Brady House
Brady House was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 11th overall selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft.
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Current status: Double-A Harrisburg Senators.
How acquired: Brady House was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 11th overall selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the team on July 31, 2021, and received a $5 million signing bonus.
Quotable: “It was tough at first… But I realized that, throughout the process, there’s a reason for everything. And I feel like that injury only made me stronger. So I feel healthy, and I feel good physically and mentally.” Brady House via the Washington Post
2023 Grade: B+
2024 Opening Day Projection: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
88 G | 374 PA | 340 AB | 52 R | 106 H | 12 HR | 47 RBI | 9 SB | 89 SO | .312 BA | .862 OPS |
Brady House had a remarkably impressive 2023 campaign, commencing the season with the Fredericksburg Nationals and concluding it with the Harrisburg Senators.
Before the onset of the 2023 season, the Nationals announced that House would transition from shortstop to third base full-time. This change wasn't surprising, given that his most notable defensive asset is his strong arm and accurate throw.
In his initial 36 games with the Fredericksburg Nationals in the 2023 season, House boasted a .297 batting average, a .369 on-base percentage, and an .869 OPS. Closing out the season with the Senators, House played in another 36 games, achieving a .324 batting average, a .358 on-base percentage, and an .833 OPS.
It's worth noting that House's 2023 season was particularly noteworthy, especially considering he suffered a back injury in 2022. His defensive performance at third base was commendable, evidenced by a .946 fielding percentage and only 12 errors over 752.1 innings in 87 games played at third base.
Throughout the season, House had multiple double-digit hitting streaks, concluding the year on a 10-game streak with six extra-base hits and four multihit performances.
If Brady House can continue to improve both at third base and at the plate, we could witness House in the Majors in September 2024. During the 2024 season, it would not be surprising to see House in Triple-A, providing him with more opportunities to showcase his abilities.
While House's potential at the plate has never been in question, Eddie Longosz, the new head of player development, was impressed by "his transition from third base to shortstop; he worked all year on footwork and angles." This adds value not only to House but also to the future of the Washington Nationals.
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