Jul 162010
 

Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

SYRACUSE
51-41, 2nd place IL North, 3 games back

Good Jason Jones 0.99WHIP in 24⅓ innings
Bad Chris Duncan .136BA since May 31
Interesting Atahualpa Severino 1.15ERA vs. LHB

HARRISBURG
45-47, 4th place, 11 games behind

Good Chris Marrero 51K in first 51G, 28K in last 42G
Bad Ross Detwiler 1.69WHIP, .353OBA
Interesting Marvin Lowrance .375/.479/.425 in July

POTOMAC
10-9 2nd Half; 41-48 Overall

Good Derek Norris, 45BB in 51G
Bad Chris Curran, .161BA in July
Interesting Dan Lyons, .395 OBP over last 10G

HAGERSTOWN
8-13 2nd Half; 44-47 Overall

Good Jeff Kobernus .356/.400/.441 in July
Bad Luis Garcia 0-2, 8.53ERA in July
Interesting Justino Cuevas, RHB – .056 vs. LHP, .340 vs. RHP

VERMONT
19-7, 1st Place Stedler Division of NY-Penn League

Good Colin Bates 2-0, 1.62ERA, 0.96WHIP in 6G (1 start)
Bad Backup Catchers: .167BA, .197SLG
Interesting Shane McCatty 5.11ERA as reliever, 0.00ERA as starter

GCL NATIONALS
7-13, 5th place GCL East Division, 5½ games back

Good Randolph Oduber .450/.542/.650 since debut
Bad Mike Gallo, 8.18ERA, 1.73WHIP in 6 appearances
Interesting Jeremy Mayo .297/.435/.514 in 15G

DSL NATIONALS
21-18, 4th place B.C. South Division, 3 games back

Good Edgar Gonzalez 27BB in 35G (.404 OBP)
Bad Jean Valdez’s 2HR leads the team
Interesting 20-y.o. Adalberto Mieses team-highs for BB (23), HRs allowed (4) yet has a 2.72ERA

  2 Responses to “Good, Bad, Interesting… Vol. 14”

  1. Thoughts on volume 14:
    SYR – Chris Duncan; Stick a fork in him. Severino could be an effective LH specialist, if he could get his BB rate down (3.91/9).
    HAR – If Marrero can keep his K rate down for the rest of 2010, his gap power could interest some people. Detwiler should slip on the promotion list if he can’t turn those numbers around.
    POT – Just wondering how much longer they’ll keep JZimm in POT.
    HAG – Those numbers on Cuevas are very interesting (or wierd), since he’s a RH hitter.
    VT – Garber seems to be pushing the right buttons, so far.
    GCL & DSL – Kinda got lost in the shuffle recently for me, other than the DSL team doesn’t look like they have a hitter beyond the 24yo Alvarez.

    • GBI is always a challenge for Syracuse — not much of any of those, just a whole lot of “meh”

      Re: Marrero — What I can’t see from a box score is whether or not his opposite-field power has returned.

      The value in doing the N&N is seeing the names that keep recurring. Randolph Oduber is not long for the level (GCL), IMO. Adrian Sanchez and Jeremy Mayo are another two names to watch.

      At DSL, the Valdezes — Jean Carlos and Bienvenido — are frequent “Hitting Stars.” I avoid listing “Smiley” at all costs because he’s like the 6’5″ kid in middle school basketball.

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