Jul 012011
 

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

SYRACUSE 33-45, 5th place I.L. North, 12 games behind

Good Ross Detwiler 3-1, 2.45 ERA, 1.06WHIP in June
Bad Jeff Frazier .182/.248/.311 in 68G
Interesting Jesus Valdez .286/.333/.441 in 43G

HARRISBURG 45-32, 1st place E.L. West Division, 4 games ahead

Good Bill Rhinehart .294 GPA, .894OPS
Bad Erik Davis 30BB in 62⅔ IP
Interesting Shairon Martis 5-3, 2.37ERA in last 10 starts

POTOMAC 4-4, T1st place C.L. North Division, 1 game ahead (33-44, overall)

Good Danny Rosenbaum 2-0, 1.63 ERA, 1.08WHIP in June
Bad Eury Perez .243/.254/.288 in June; .333/.337/.409 in May
Interesting Sandy Leon .307/.350/.387 in June; .165/.214/.203 in May

HAGERSTOWN 5-3, T1st place Sally League Northern Division, 1 game ahead (45-33 overall)

Good Kevin Keyes .306, 7HR, 16RBI in June
Bad Ben Graham 2-2, 5.54ERA, 1.69WHIP in June
Interesting Cole Leonida .385OBP in 27G as backup C

AUBURN 8-6, T2nd place, Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 2 games behind

Good Ryan Demmin 3-0, 1.69ERA, 0.94WHIP in three starts
Bad Rick Hughes .154/.195/.231 in 9G
Interesting Hendry Jimenez, Russell Moldenhauer, Matt Skole – each with an 11G hit streak

GCL NATIONALS 5-4, T2nd place, GCL East, ½ game back

Good Nathan Karns 3G – 9┼ IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 14K
Bad Pedro Severino .087/.125/.130 in 23AB
Interesting Wander Ramos .314/.415/.714 in 35AB

DSL NATIONALS 12-16, 6th place, Boca Chica South Division of Dominican Summer League, 6½ games behind

Good Gilberto Mendez (Age 18) 2-0, 1.88ERA, 1.25WHIP, 24K in 24IP
Bad Wilman Rodriguez (Age 19) .132/.277/.170 in 53AB
Interesting Ivan Pineyro (Age 19) 38K in 27⅔ IP

  10 Responses to “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 11”

  1. See that “good” for Ross Detwiler makes it real perplexing why they shortened him up last night. He was pitching well!

    • I have learned it was a planned move, but have not found out the precise reason why. A couple of possibilities:

      1) He pitches next week in an up&back for DC
      2) The rotation is being realigned for the post-All-Star Break

      Obviously, we’re rooting for #2 because of its implicit meaning that a certain Senator pitcher is being reassigned.

      • Peacock’s been ready for AAA for awhile. Post all-star break I hope he gets moved up. Why would they need Detwiler in DC? Oops, forgot about the doubleheader. Yeah, that’s a real possibility as well given his stronger performance as of late.

  2. Man, I didn’t realize Eury Perez was that allergic to walks. Not a good sign that he can’t draw walks at this level given the hype. What’s the status with Destin Hood right now?

    • The saying is ‘you don’t walk off the Island”. Any patience has to be learned once they’re stateside.

  3. Hood hasn’t played back-to-back games in the field since he was reactivated last week. He hasn’t looked gimpy, so it could just be play-and-see for awhile.

  4. The Nats have double-header on Saturday, so maybe Detwiler will be getting a spot start since they do not have an off day until the ASB.

  5. That bum Rhinehart let his OPS get below .900.

    Great #’s on Rosenbaum. I can see the headline……. “A Jewish star from a Jesuit school”. Get me casting on line 2!

  6. Good to see Karns name pop up. If just half of the upside pitching we drafter worked out, we’d be in great shape.

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