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On Friday, we examined the two players that the Nationals acquired in the Matt Capps trade. Today, we’ll take a quick peek at the two players that came with the trade of Christian Guzman.

RYAN TATUSKO
Tatusko may be the more famous of the two, thanks to his efforts to follow in the footsteps of Dirk Hayhurst in chronicling the minutia of minor-league life in The Backfield Diaries. Tatusko is 25 years old and is listed at 6’5″ and 200 lbs. Kevin Goldstein at Baseball prospectus describes him as a pitcher that works low in the zone with a high 80s-low-90s fastball, and a decent breaking ball, but “doesn’t have the stuff to miss bats.” John Sickels describes him as a Grade-C prospect.

TANNER ROARK
Roark is younger (turns 24 in October) and a little shorter (6’2″) but a little heavier (220 lbs) than Tatusko. Like Tatusko, he’s said to throw strikes consistently with a better fastball but weaker secondary pitches. Sickels also describes him as a Grade-C prospect, and sees both pitchers as “utility pitchers at the major-league level.

  3 Responses to “Who Are The New Guys, Part Deux”

  1. Thanks for the link, Sue, as I tried to find it yesterday and couldn’t. Give the Nats credit; they pick up Guzman’s remaining money ($2 mil out of $2.75 remaining) and they get much better players.

  2. […] is famously known as one of the “Guz Two,” acquired along with Ryan Tatusko from the Texas Rangers at the July 2010 trading deadline. He’s been workhorse ever since, making 27 starts for Harrisburg in 2010 and 2011, and 26 […]

  3. […] acquired in the last four seasons. Tanner Roark is the latest hero to the Natmosphere at large, but he’s old news to the folks here. Ian Krol came up what turned out to be mostly for good, save for a procedural demotion in August, […]

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