Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg and now Bryce Harper. We have had some serious players groomed in the Nationals organization over the last several years. I love these guys, but none of them compare to the granddaddy of them all ... the Big Train himself, Mt. Pleasant resident (1843 Irving St. NW), Walter Perry Johnson.
The modern debut of Washington superstars all came as the team was average, to well below average in the standings.