Jul 132012
 

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 44-48, T5th place I.L. North, 8 games behind

Good Erik Arnesen 20 scoreless IP since June 4
Bad Carlos Rivero 14BB in 81G
Interesting Jeff Mandel 1.06WHIP in 26⅓ IP

HARRISBURG SENATORS 48-42, T1st place E.L. West, .038 W% behind

Good Jimmy Van Ostrand .934OPS in 35G
Bad Marcos Frias 1.75WHIP in 33G
Interesting 681K Pitching K’s, 2nd in E.L.

POTOMAC NATIONALS 10-11, T3rd place C.L. North Division, 1 game behind (41-50 overall)

Good David Freitas .813 OPS, 9.5 RAA (runs above average), #1 for Car. Lg. Cs
Bad Jason Martinson 12E in 20G
Interesting Jimmy Barthmaier 0.77 ERA, 0.77 WHIP in 10G

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 14-7, T1std place Sally League North Divison, 2 games ahead (56-34 overall)

Good Steve Souza .263/.326/.600, 7HR, 23RBI since All-Star Break (21G)
Bad Bobby Hansen Jr. 15BB in 28⅓ IP
Interesting Billy Burns 12BB in 16G since All-Star Break

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 16-7, 1st place Pinckney Division, N.Y.-Penn League, 1½ games ahead

Good Shawn Pleffner .341/.383/.500 in 21G
Bad Gregory Baez 1-1, 9.64 ERA, 2.25 WHIP in 3 starts
Interesting Craig Manuel .385/.455/.436 in 12G

GCL NATIONALS 9-13, T3rd Place GCL East, 7 games behind

Good Gilberto Mendez 0-0, 3.29ERA, 0.80WHIP in 13⅔ IP
Bad Hayden Jennings 28K in 52AB
Interesting Wilmer Difo .313/.432/.433, 8SB in 20G

DSL NATIONALS 17-18, 6th Place Boca Chica South Division, 8 games behind

Good 19 y.o. Rafael Bautista 20SB in 35G
Bad 18 y.o. Jorge Tillero .553 OPS in 15G
Interesting 19 y.o. Elisaul Gomez 2.75 ERA, 1.17WHIP, 4.81 BB/9

  7 Responses to “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 13”

  1. Baez numbers there don’t really tell the whole story. The last of the 3 outings you referenced, he threw .1 IP giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs…that was on 7/1 and he hasn’t appeared in a game since.

  2. Jeff Mandel started for Syracuse last night. Went 4 2/3 without giving up a hit. (Manny Mayorson made two amazing catches at 2nd)

  3. Include Manager Tripp Keister of Nationals as BAD, VERY BAD!! I was in Kissimmee to get photos taken and signed by No. 1 pick Carlos Correa of the Astros. I had to stay and watch the “glorified” high baseball game known as the GCL. In the Nationals case the GCL stands for “Glorified Collegiate League”. With a college coach!!
    All the “ra-ra”, noise and the chatter reminded me of the days of travel baseball, high school baseball and oh yeah college baseball!! He is horrible, I can see why the Nats, “Glorified Collegiate” team had lost 11 of 13 games. WOW! WOW and WOW!

  4. Nats sign 1st rounder!

  5. With Arnesen and Mandel pitching so well do you think either of them has a shot at being moved into the rotation?

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