The Washington Nationals, whose hard line on prospects kept them from acquiring All-Stars such as Andrew McCutchen and Chris Sale this winter, traded their top two pitching prospects and 2015 first-round pick to the White Sox for low-cost center fielder Adam Eaton on Wednesday. Lucas Giolito, who rated as the top right-handed pitching prospect in baseball at times last season; Reynaldo Lopez, who cracked the playoff roster with high-90s stuff; and Dane Dunning, a promising left-hander, will go to Chicago for the 28-year-old Eaton. Eaton's arrival all but ends the Nationals' pursuit of McCutchen, but also pushes Trea Turner back to shortstop, his natural position. Defensive metrics have yielded starkly different evaluations of Eaton, who played mostly right field for the White Sox last season, but he brings a fiery attitude, speed, a strong throwing arm and a .284 career batting average to Washington. More importantly, he brings long-term value: Eaton is owed $18.4 million for the next three seasons with affordable options for 2020 and 2021. Since the beginning of the 2015 season, Eaton has 9.7 Wins Above Replacement by the FanGraphs calculation, sixth in baseball.