Jun 272015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 26-49, 6th place I.L. North, 16½ games behind

Good Taylor Jordan 14 consecutive scoreless IP
Bad Ricky Hague six errors in 10 games since promotion
Interesting Zero walkoff losses in the 9th



HARRISBURG SENATORS 33-41, 5th place E.L. West, 9½ games behind

Good Trea Turner .359/.366/.513 in 10 games prior to AAA promotion
Bad Sammy Solis 0-3, 7.94 ERA, 2.03 WHIP in nine appearances
Interesting Gilberto Mendez 1-0, 3SV 0.57 ERA, 0.96 WHIP in last 10 appearances



POTOMAC NATIONALS 0-2, T2nd place, 2 game behind (33-39 overall)

Good John Simms 1-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP in June (4 GS)
Bad Isaac Ballou .177/.215/.275 in June (21G)
Interesting Two balks, fewest in the Carolina League



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 0-2, T3rd place Sally North, 2 games behind (35-35 overall)

Good Osvaldo Abreu .414 (14-for-42) in last 10G
Bad Six of 23 pitchers used thus far have been released or demoted.
Interesting Austin Davidson 15-game hit streak



DSL NATIONALS 9-15, 5th place Boca Chica North, 10 games behind

Good 18-y.o. Nector Ramirez 4-0, 1SV, 1.89 ERA, 1.00 WHIP in 19IP (7 appearances)
Bad 17-y.o. Bryan Bencosme .510 OPS, 11E in 20G
Interesting 17-y.o. Juan Evangelista 7 of 15H have been XBH, 11RBI, .183 BA
Jun 202015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 23-45, 6th place I.L. North, 15½ games behind

Good Jason Martinson .299/.333/.448, 3HR, 7RBI in June
Bad Erik Davis 0-2, 8.74 ERA, 2.47 WHIP in 10 appearances
Interesting Steven Lerud 21-game on-base streak as a backup C



HARRISBURG SENATORS 28-38, 5th place E.L. West, 11½ games behind

Good Bryan Harper 1-0, 0SV, 0.00ERA, 0.67WHIP, .136OBA in June (four appearances)
Bad Last night’s loss was the eighth walkoff loss — most in professional baseball (H/T Perry Mattern, Sens PR)
Interesting Senators will play N.L.-style baseball for the next 22 games (ditto Terry Byrom)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 31-37, 4th Place C.L. North (eliminated from 1st half title race)

Good Narciso Mesa .354/.389/.415 in June (17G)
Bad 74 errors, 2nd most in the eight-team Car. Lg.
Interesting Estarlin Martinez .364/.417/.455 in June (13G)



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 34-33, 3rd place Sally North, 9 games behind (eliminated from 1st half title race)

Good Six team shutouts, tied for 2nd in 14-team Sally Lg.
Bad Austin Davidson .170/.279/.268 in 48G
Interesting .975 FA, 2nd best in Sally Lg.



DSL NATIONALS SUNS 6-12, 8th place Boca Chica South, 7 games behind

Good 18-y.o. Edward Trejos .481 OBP in 9G
Bad 19-y.o. Williantoni Uribarri 19.89 ERA, 2.84 WHIP in 4 appearances
Interesting 17-y.o. Tomas Alastre 0-1, 1.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP in 3GS (12IP)
Jun 132015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 19-43, 6th place I.L. North, 19½ games behind

Good Paolo Espino 1-0, 1.63 ERA. 0.76 WHIP in 4GS
Bad 3.44 R/G, 14th in 14-team International League
Interesting Oldest batters (29), second-oldest pitchers in I.L. (28.4)



HARRISBURG SENATORS 25-35, 5th place E.L. West, 10½ games behind

Good Matt Skole 3HR, 12RBI, .289BA in last 10 games
Bad 8-21 road record
Interesting 2nd fewest doubles, fewest triples in Eastern League



POTOMAC NATIONALS 28-33, 4th place C.L. North, 6 games behind

Good Lucas Giolito 1.43 FIP (Car. Lg. Avg. = 3.39)
Bad Drew Ward 12 errors, 60 strikeouts in 57 games
Interesting John Wooten .404/.429/.723 in June (11 games)



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 30-30, 4th place Sally North, 8 games behind

Good Alec Keller .294/.351/.500 in June (9G)
Bad Robbie Dickey 0-2, 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP in four appearances
Interesting Anything hit to the left side of the IF — 32 of 53 team errors committed by 3B or SS



DSL NATIONALS 4-8, 9th place Boca Chica South, 4½ games behind

Good 18-y.o. Pedro Avila 0-1, 2.89 ERA, 0.54 WHIP, 15K in 9⅓ IP (2GS)
Bad 17-y.o. Jesus Morales .136/.208/.136 in 8 games
Interesting 17-y.o. Omar Meregildo .350/.435/.750, 2HR, eight 2B, one 3B, three E in 11G
Jun 062015
 

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 17-38, 6th place I.L. North, 14 games behind

Good Tony Gwynn Jr. .316BA (12-for-38) over last 10G
Bad 27 pitching HBP “leads” International League
Interesting Still trail Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (16-39) for worst record in minors



HARRISBURG SENATORS 22-31, 5th place E.L. West, 10½ games behind

Good Austin Voth 3.47/2.51/1.19 in 11 games (59⅔ IP)
Bad Drew Vettleson .488 OPS in 11 games
Interesting 26 of 53 games decided by one run (9-17)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 24-30, 4th place C.L. North, 10 games behind

Good Christopher Bostick .325 BA (13-for-40), HR in last 10G
Bad Kevin Perez 6.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in six appearances
Interesting 17-1, 17-0, 16-0 when leading after 6, 7, 8 innings



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 28-26, 3rd place Sally North, 7 games behind

Good Drew Van Orden 2-1, 2.63 ERA as starter; 3-3 SV-SVO as reliever
Bad Cody Dent .481 OPS in 25G
Interesting 11-1 when starter goes six or more innings
May 302015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 17-31, 6th place I.L. North, 9½ games behind

Good Scott McGregor 2-2, 2.12 ERA, 1.26 WHIP in May (5GS)
Bad Cutter Dykstra .517 OPS in 40G
Interesting Syracuse starters have had 19 quality starts in May (27G)



HARRISBURG SENATORS 21-26, 5th place E.L. West, 6½ games behind

Good Brian Jeroloman .846 in 10G
Bad Hector Ambriz 2-4 SV-SVO, 8.59 ERA, 1.64 WHIP in 7 appearances
Interesting Paul Demny 1.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP in 14 appearances



POTOMAC NATIONALS 21-27, T3rd place C.L. North, 6½ games behind

Good Wander Suero 1-0, 0.00ERA, 1.39 WHIP in 5 relief apperances
Bad Estarlin Martinez .140 BA in May (7-for-50)
Interesting Five IBB issued is the most in the Carolina League



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 25-23, 3rd place Sally North, 7½ games behind

Good Grant DeBruin .314/.380/.396, HR, 25RBI in 41G
Bad Jefry Rodriguez 1-3, 7.58 ERA, 1.72 WHIP
Interesting 33CS 2nd most in Sally Lg., 60.7% success rate 2nd worst
May 232015
 

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 16-25, 6th place I.L. North, 7½ games behind

Good Matt den Dekker .286BA (11-for-38) over last 10G
Bad Rich Hill 12BB, 4HBP in 17IP
Interesting Six (6) of 25 on current roster drafted by Washington



HARRISBURG SENATORS 18-22, 3rd place E.L. West, 5½ games behind

Good Richard Bleier 3-0, 2.77 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in May (4GS)
Bad Matt Skole .194BA, 44K in 37G
Interesting 13-11 at home, 5-11 on the road



POTOMAC NATIONALS 18-23, 2nd place C.L. North, 4½ games behind

Good Brandon Miller .311/.415/.622, 4HR, 8BB, 8RBI in May (15G)
Bad Justin Thomas 5.06 ERA, 1.59 WHIP in seven appearances
Interesting Team SB rate 79.1% (38-for-48)



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 21-20, 4th place Sally North, 6 games behind

Good Phillips Valdez 3-1, 0.82 ERA in May (4GS)
Bad Brennan Middleton .441 OPS in 19G
Interesting 245 batting K’s — fewest in the Sally League
May 162015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 16-19, 4th place I.L. North, 4½ games behind

Good Taylor Jordan 1.89 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in May (3GS, 19IP)
Bad Mark Minicozzi .534 OPS in 30G
Interesting Steven Lerud .394 (13-for-33) over last 10G



HARRISBURG SENATORS 14-20, 3rd place E.L. West, 8½ games behind

Good Wilmer Difo .318/.340/.545 in 12G since promotion (.319/.369/.538 in 31G overall)
Bad Gilberto Mendez 6.00 ERA, 1.73 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Interesting Just 13 of the 25 men on the Opening Day roster are still active



POTOMAC NATIONALS 14-21, 3rd place C.L. North, 4½ games behind

Good Tyler Mapes 2.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP in 4 appearances (12IP)
Bad Team BA (.234), OBP (.308) 8th in eight-team C.L., 7th in runs scored
Interesting Stephen Perez 11BB in 14G since demotion from AA



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 16-18, T5th place Sally North, 8½ games behind

Good Matt Reistetter .316/.380/.419 in 11G
Bad Team 1.40 WHIP dead last in 14-team Sally Lg.
Interesting Sam Johns 0-0, 1 SV, 1.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP in eight appearances
May 092015
 

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 11-17, 5th place I.L. North, 6½ games behind

Good Emmanuel Burris, 10-game on-base streak
Bad Rafael Martin 5H, 5R, 4BB in last three appearances (1-2, BS)
Interesting Evan Meek 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 5SV in nine appearances


HARRISBURG SENATORS 10-17, 4th place E.L. West, 6½ games behind

Good Joe Ross — three straight QS, 2.81/2.69/1.31
Bad Brian Goodwin, 3E in 12G
Interesting 67 pitching BB is second fewest in E.L.


POTOMAC NATIONALS 11-17, 3rd place C.L. North, 4½ games behind

Good Spencer Kieboom .324, 7BB, 4RBI over last 10G
Bad 15 pitching HBP, leads C.L.
Interesting 1-11 in games where the opponent scores first


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 12-15, T5th place Sally North, 7 games behind

Good Austen Williams, Phillips Valdez both 3-1 with sub-2.00 ERAs, sub-1.05 WHIPs
Bad Rest of the rotation: 0-4, 5.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP
Interesting Alec Keller .333/.359/.427 in 19G
May 022015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 8-14, 5th place I.L. North, 6 games behind

Good Mitch Lively 0.71 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, 11K in 12⅔ IP over 6 appearances
Bad Steven Lerud .366 OPS in 31PA
Interesting Cutter Dykstra 11BB, 18K in 18G


HARRISBURG SENATORS 10-11, T3rd place E.L. West, 4 games behind

Good Mario Lisson .323/.382/.516
Bad 15HR allowed, 2nd most in E.L.
Interesting Pedro Severino .321/.377/.482, 2HR, 12RBI in 16G


POTOMAC NATIONALS 10-12, 3rd place C.L. North, 3 games behind

Good Nick Pivetta 1-2, 1.35/2.93/1.00 in 20IP (4GS)
Bad 26 errors, most in the C.L.
Interesting 13SB allowed, fewest in the C.L.


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 10-11, T5th place Sally North, 5 games behind

Good “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, 3HR, .470 SLG%
Bad Ryan Ullmann 8.31 ERA, 1.69 WHIP in 13⅓ IP
Interesting 138 team batting K, 2nd-fewest in Sally Lg.
Apr 252015
 


Not sure if there’s joy in Mudville, but I’m hoping this will help. After five years of being a Friday feature, we’re shifting this feature to the weekends (Saturday’s the goal, but I reserve the right to push it to Sunday 😉

For the newcomers…. this a silly little thing I began a few years ago on a lark. It’s somehow become one of the site’s staples. Stolen from Named after comedian Demetri Martin’s segment of the same name from his too-brief (2009-2010) run on Comedy Central, it’s another way of taking a look at who’s doing well, poorly, or something unexpected.

Invariably, it seems that whenever a player makes this list — good or bad — his fortune turns. Of course, that’s merely coincidence, but as much as we embrace science and statistics, superstition will always have a place in baseball narrative. Therefore, this effect is known as “the curse of the GBI.”

Now, for the usual disclaimers… it’s early, sample sizes are small, stats in the minors aren’t as meaningful as we think, void where prohibited, professional driver on closed course, etc.

And the usual reminder: The guys, their families, and their agents reading this, so keep it clean in the comments. This is just for fun.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 5-9, 5th place I.L. North, 5½ games behind

Good Jason Martinson .313/.365/.479, 2HR in 13G
Bad Manny Delcarmen 15.95 ERA, 2.73 WHIP in six appearances
Interesting Team 2.7 BB/9IP leads Int’l Lg.


HARRISBURG SENATORS 7-8, T3rd place E.L. West, 2 games behind

Good C’s Pedro Severino & Cole Leonida 2SB, 10CS
Bad Stephen Perez .465 OPS in 15G
Interesting Matt Skole 10BB, 20K in 15G


POTOMAC NATIONALS 9-6, 2nd place C.L. North, ½ game behind

Good Wilmer Difo .305/.379/.525, 3HR, 10RBI in 15G
Bad James Yezzo .138/.278/.207, 8K in 10G
Interesting 10HR in 15G — 1st in Car. Lg.


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 6-9, T6th place Sally North, 6 games behind

Good Austen Williams 2-0, 0.57/1.96/0.96 in 3GS
Bad Osvaldo Abreu 6E in 13G
Interesting One (1) hold in 15G