AFL Update: October 13, 2010

Update on how the Nats in the AFL did last night, plus a few odds and ends

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.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

1 thought on “AFL Update: October 13, 2010”

  1. Seeing the stats above: good for Derek, not surprised about Burgess (I think his time is coming to a close), and happy for Peacock.

    Harper? Oh YES!! I’m glad on the limited role. I was thinking earlier today “why don’t they just send him and let him see the talent, and maybe toss him in once in a blue moon”? Looks like they are going to do just that. If all goes well, it looks like Potomac is the hot seat for the minor leagues next year for Harper.

    What an exciting time for the Nats system….

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