Exclusive: Nationals Pitching Prospect Jackson Rutledge Talks Story, Career, Coronavirus, and More
Feb 16, 2020; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Washington Nationals bat bags sit in front of a batting cage during a spring training workout at FITTEAM Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
Jackson Rutledge is a right-handed flamethrower in the Nationals’ system. The 6-foot-8 San Jacinto product was picked by the Nationals as their first-round pick this past draft and has shown a glimpse of what fans may see in the majors in a few quick years.
Currently ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Nats’ No. 3 overall prospect, Rutledge spoke with Prime Time Sports Talk for this exclusive interview.
In the first portion of this three-piece chat, Rutledge discusses the coronavirus impact, transitions and changes in his career, and more.
Part II expands on the previous portion and includes a quick discussion about the Astros scandal.
The third and final part of the interview is the bulkiest; it discusses a wide range of topics that include his career, growing up, and a short guessing game at the end.