May 12, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks mascot Baxter jokes with Washington Nationals shortstop Zach Walters prior to the game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Canseco predicts Nationals' Zach Walters next MVP

Zach Walters of the Washington Nationals is an MVP and doesn’t know it yet. At least, he is in the eyes of one former player.

Jose Canseco, one of the poster children of the steroid era, has been known as of late to Tweet controversial and inane things. He has been known to let people know who should be managing teams (him), who should be playing when injuries happen (him), and who can still play (him). He has now taken to the role of talent scout, usually interjecting his observations on certain players (and how they would measure up against him). His most recent prediction is for 24-year old utility player, Zach Walters.

Walters has played a grand total of 40 games over two seasons with Washington. He has seen most of his time in 2014 as a pinch hitter and defensive substitute, hitting .188/.257/.469 with three homers. He was a 9th round pick by Arizona in 2010 and was traded at the deadline the following year to Washington. There, he was ranked as the sixth best prospect in the Nationals’ system, showcasing a plus arm and plus power, but still with an air of uncertainty.

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