Here’s a peek at how the Nationals did yesterday for the Scottsdale Scorpions, who won 4-3 over the Peoria Saguaros…
- Derek Norris 1-2, 2R, 2BB, HR, 2 RBI
- Mike Burgess 0-3, BB
- Brad Peacock 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
UPDATE: MLB.com’s Bill Ladson is reporting that Bryce Harper will be assigned to the Scorpions’ taxi squad and will play roughly twice a week.
A few other odds & ends (be thankful I opted not to lead with that for the picture …
…Wilson Ramos was the lone National in the Baseball America International League Top 20, coming in at #18. The good news is that scouts like him defensively, and describe him as having “above-average raw power.” The bad news: He needs to work on game-management and pitch-calling. Before folks chime in about having Ramos and Rodriguez working together, remember that the knock on Pudge for his entire career has been in these two areas.
…The folks at Ballpark Digest named the new Metro Park in Harrisburg as the renovation of the year and I couldn’t agree more.
…Sickels weighed in on an age-old question of young pitcher development.