The Nationals finalized their 25-man Opening Day roster Sunday. As of Saturday, the only remaining uncertainty to start the season was whether the club would carry an additional bench player. That was the case, with right-hander Joe Ross being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse since the Nats don't need a fifth starter right away, given built-in off-days early in the schedule.
Washington's 25-man roster consists of 11 pitchers (four starters and seven relievers), two catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders. Twenty of the 25 are returnees from the 2016 National League East champions club.
After trying to project the Nationals' 25-man roster all spring, let's see how MLB.com's projections stacked up with what will be the team's roster to begin the season.