Aug 292015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 60-74, T4th place I.L. North, 15 games behind (eliminated)

Good A.J. Cole 4-0, 0.84 ERA, 0.77 WHIP in August (5GS)
Bad Jason Martinson 177K in 121G
Interesting 158 transactions thus far this season



HARRISBURG SENATORS 63-69, 5th place E.L. West, 11½ games behind (tragic # = 4)

Good Isaac Ballou .338/.400/.632, 4HR, 15RBI in August (20G)
Bad 90HR allowed, 3rd worst in the E.L.
Interesting John Simms five quality starts out of six games started (H/T Sens PR)


POTOMAC NATIONALS 27-33, 3rd place C.L. North Division, 8½ games behind (60-70 overall; tragic # = 1)

Good Tyler Mapes 1-1, 2.75 ERA, 0.97 WHIP in August (5 appearances, 2 GS)
Bad 46HR – 8th in eight-team Car. Lg.
Interesting Leads Car. Lg in pitching strikeouts (most), batting strikeouts (fewest)


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 29-31, 5th place Sally League North Divison, 13 games behind (64-64 overall; eliminated)

Good Andrew Stevenson .318/.375/.424 in August (24G)
Bad 31 passed balls – most in Sally Lg.
Interesting 18 different starting pitchers


AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 29-35, 4th place Pinckney Division, N.Y.-Penn League, 12 games behind (tragic # = 5 for WC)

Good Matthew Crownover 1-0, 2.22 ERA, 0.82 WHIP in August (5GS)
Bad Melvin Rodriguez .163/.268/.245 in August (16G)
Interesting Leads NYPL in SLG (.367), 13th in BB drawn



Editor’s note: The final GBI will be published after the close of the regular season.

Aug 152015
 

GBI for NPP 2Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 54-67, 4th place I.L. North, 15 games behind

Good Trea Turner .358/.397/.453, 12R, 6SB in August (12G)
Bad 10E in 44G for Turner
Interesting Chiefs 28-18 since Turner promoted to AAA



HARRISBURG SENATORS 57-62, 5th place E.L. West, 10½ games behind

Good Austin Voth – pitched 5IP or more 17 times in 23 appearances, 12 quality starts/td>
Bad RHB Christopher Bostick .176/.230/.294 vs LHPs
Interesting 58 players used, just four have played all season long (Voth, Mendez, Severino, Pleffner)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 22-25, 3rd place C.L. North, 5½ games behind (55-62 overall)

Good Narciso Mesa .333/.326/.400 in August (11G)
Bad Ian Dickson 23BB in 35⅓ IP (5.86/9IP)
Interesting Fewest batting strikeouts in the eight-team Car. Lg.



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 23-24, T4th place Sally North, 9 games behind (58-57 overall)

Good Connor Bach 87K in 89⅔ IP (8.73 K/9IP)
Bad Raudy Read .167/.167/.333 in August (10G)
Interesting 25-y.o. Justin Amlung, 32-y.o. Jeff Howell combined 6GS since July 27



AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 24-27, 4th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 9½ games behind

Good Max Schrock .311/.370/.422 in 26G
Bad Luis Torres 11BB, 13K in 23⅔ IP (4.18, 4.94 per 9IP)
Interesting Nine pitchers have recorded at least one save (13 in 51G)



GCL NATIONALS 20-27, 4th place GCL East, 5½ games behind

Good .966 FA 4th best in 16-team GCL
Bad 106BB drawn by batters fewest in the the GCL
Interesting 5 passed balls tied for fewest in the GCL



DSL NATIONALS 29-36, 3rd place Boca Chica North, 18 games behind (eliminated)

Good 20-y.o. Jeyner Baez .314 (11-for-35) in last 10G
Bad 17-y.o. Yelmery Sisnero 1-0, 5.79 ERA, 1.79 WHIP
Interesting 17-y.o. Edwin Ventura .286/.366/.382, 11SB, 15BB in 55G


Editor’s note: GBI will skip next week and return on or around August 29

Aug 082015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 48-67, 5th place I.L. North 15½ games behind

Good Richard Bleier 2-0, 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP since callup
Bad Dan Butler .156/.250/.200 since All-Star Break (13G)
Interesting 16 IBB issued leads the International League



HARRISBURG SENATORS 55-58, 6th place E.L. West, 8 games behind

Good Wilmer Difo .333BA (15-for-45), 9SB in last 10G
Bad Wander Suero 1-0, 6.91 ERA, 1.95 WHIP since All-Star Break (6G)
Interesting Bryan Harper .167OBA vs. LHBs



POTOMAC NATIONALS 17-23, 3rd place C.L. North, 6 games behind (50-60 overall)

Good Austen Williams 2-3, 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP since callup
Bad Oldest average batters age (23.6) in Car. Lg., 7th in offense (3.68 R/G)
Interesting 36 sacrifice flies 2nd most in Car. Lg.



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 19-22, 6th place Sally North, 9 games behind (54-55 overall)

Good Matthew Page .296/.384/.418 in 27G
Bad Drew Van Orden 1-4, 5.60 ERA, 1.42 WHIP since All-Star Break (8GS)
Interesting Andrew Stevenson .350/.393/.439, 9RBI since callup (11G)



AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 22-24, T3rd place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 7½ games behind

Good Erick Fedde 4-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.31 WHIP in 8GS
Bad Jake Jeffries .399OPS in 11G
Interesting 76E in 46G, .956 FA — both 13th in 14-team NYPL



GCL NATIONALS 18-22, 4th place GCL East, 4½ games behind

Good 17-y.o. Anderson Franco 3HR, .763 OPS in 33G
Bad Jorge Pantoja 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1.88 WHIP
Interesting 43CS — 3rd worst in the GCL (60SB = 58.25% success rate)



DSL NATIONALS 27-32, 3rd place Boca Chica North, 10 games behind (eliminated from div. race)

Good 19-y.o. Francys Peguero 1-1, 9SV, 45K in 29⅓ IP
Bad 18-y.o. Jose Cabello .444OPS in 32G
Interesting 18-y.o. Luis Perdomo .288/.380/.412, 12SB, 11CS
Aug 012015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 42-66, 6th place I.L. North, 18 games behind

Good Tony Gwynn Jr. .444/.545/.600 since All-Star break (15G)
Bad P.J. Walters 6.10 ERA, 1.65 WHIP in July (7 app., 2GS)
Interesting Just one game out of 5th place (well, maybe not that interesting, but…)



HARRISBURG SENATORS 51-56, 5th place E.L. West, 10 games behind

Good Abel De Los Santos 3-0, 3SV, 0.52 ERA, 0.62 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Bad Brian Goodwin .202/.242/.342 in July (28G)
Interesting Sens have team ERA of 4.33 on the road (53G) vs. 2.98 mark at home (54G), per Harrisburg PR team



POTOMAC NATIONALS 15-19, 3rd place C.L. North, 3 games behind (48-56 overall)

Good Rafael Bautista .341/.356/.386, 4SB since return from rehab (10G)
Bad Manny Rodriguez 0-3, 7.71 ERA, 1.82 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Interesting 25 Team saves fewest in the Carolina League



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 15-19, 6ty place Sally North, 9 games behind (50-52 overall)

Good Koda Glover 2SV, 0.90ERA, 0.90WHIP in seven appearances
Bad 86 GIDP — most in the 14-team Sally Lg.
Interesting .975% FA 2nd in Sally Lg., 39% CS rate 1st in Sally Lg.



AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 18-21, 5th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 7½ games behind

Good Victor Robles .367/.418/.633 since promotion from GCL (12G, on base in each)
Bad Mariano Rivera III 7.20ERA, 1.89 WHIP in seven appearances (3GS)
Interesting Relievers’ ERA 2.66, Starters: 5.46 (H/T Auburn PR staff)



GCL NATIONALS 14-20, 4th place East Division, Gulf Coast League, 6 games behind

Good Wilber Pena 8.88K/9IP in 25⅓IP
Bad Thomas Alvarez .330OPS in 12G
Interesting .364 Team SLG% 2nd in 16-team GCL



DSL NATIONALS 25-28, 5th place Boca Chica South, 13 games behind

Good 19-y.o. Aldrem Corredor .791OPS, 34BB in 50G
Bad 18-y.o. Jose Jimenez 6.00 ERA, 1.95 WHIP in 21IP
Interesting 92 team 2B fifth-best in 38-team DSL
Jul 252015
 


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 39-62, 6th place I.L. North, 15 games behind

Good Paolo Espino 8BB in 66⅔ IP
Bad Trea Turner 7E in 23G
Interesting Kevin Keyes 15-game OBP streak



HARRISBURG SENATORS 49-51, 5th place E.L. West, 6 games behind

Good Cutter Dykstra .304/.368/.532 in July (21G)
Bad Dakota Bacus 1-2, 6.04 ERA, 1.66 WHIP in July (4GS)
Interesting Isaac Ballou .288/.382/.356 since callup (19G)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 12-15, 4th place C.L. North, 3 games behind (45-52 overall)

Good Justin Amlung 1-0, 1.84 ERA, 0.61 WHIP in seven appearances
Bad Cody Dent 0-for-14 since callup (1-for-30 last 10G)
Interesting Nine team pitching ShO – T2nd in Carolina Lg.



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 13-15, 6th place Sally North, 6 games behind (48-48 overall)

Good Osvaldo Abreu .392/.456/.549 in July (13G)
Bad Deion Williams 0-1, 6.89 ERA, 1.98 WHIP in nine appearances
Interesting Jake Walsh 1-0, 6SV, 0.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP



AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 15-17, 4th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 8½ games behind

Good Grant Borne 0.64 ERA, 0.71 WHIP in 14IP
Bad Jorge Tillero .416 OPS
Interesting 1st in BA (.259) and SLG (.371) in 14-team NYPL



GCL NATIONALS 12-17, 4th place East Division, Gulf Coast League, 4 games behind

Good Telmito Agustin .357/.390/.554, 1HR, 10RBI in 17G
Bad Juan Bermudez 0-2, 6.91 ERA, 1.60 WHIP in 14⅓ IP
Interesting Carlos Acevedo 2BB in 23IP



DSL NATIONALS 21-26, 3rd place Boca Chica North, 13 games behind

Good 17-y.o. Warner Duran 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.13 WHIP in 24IP
Bad 17-y.o. Jesus Morales .429 OPS
Interesting 18-y.o. Gerald De La Cruz 1-1, 16.20 ERA, 3.60 WHIP, 18.4BB/9IP 14.0K/9IP
Jul 182015
 

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 37-57, 6th place I.L. North, 13½ games behind

Good Trea Turner, 12-game on-base streak
Bad Taylor Hill 0-2, 9.00 ERA, 1.86 WHIP in July (3GS)
Interesting A.J. Cole 16 shutout inning streak



HARRISBURG SENATORS 47-46, 5th place E.L. West, 4 games behind

Good Austin Voth 1-0, 0.45 ERA, 0.80 WHIP in July (3GS)
Bad 37 team HR — fewest in Eastern League
Interesting Pedro Severino .333/.368/.417in July (10G)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 11-9, 1st place C.L. North, ½ game ahead (44-46 overall)

Good Khayyan Norfork .357/.386/.452 in July (12G)
Bad Norfork’s .684 OPS highest on the current roster
Interesting 43 of 338 runs scored without an RBI


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 11-11, T4th place Sally North, 4 games behind (46-44 overall)

Good Connor Bach 2-0, 2.11 ERA, 0.98 WHIP since All-Star break (4G, 3GS)
Bad Diomedes Eusebio .119/.178/.143 since All-Star break (11G)
Interesting Bryan Mejia .943OPS since his callup


AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 11-14, 4th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 8 games behind

Good Andrew Stevenson .361/.413/.431, 7SB, 11R, 9RBI in 18G
Bad McKenzie Mills 0-2, 11.74 ERA, 2.23 WHIP (11⅔ IP)
Interesting Dalton Dulin 10BB in 14G


GCL NATIONALS 12-11, 2nd place East Division, Gulf Coast League, 1 game behind

Good Maximo Valerio 3-0, 1.52 ERA, 0.97 WHIP in 5G, 3GS
Bad Andres Martinez 5E, .437OPS in 9G
Interesting Philip Diedrick 3HR in 5G


DSL NATIONALS 19-23, T3rd place Boca Chica North, 11 games behind

Good 17-y.o. Juan Evangelista .273/.323/.460, 28RBI in 40G
Bad 18-y.o. Angel Guillen 1-2, 5.87 ERA, 1.70 WHIP in 15⅓ IP
Interesting 19-y.o. Yordani Garcia 3-2, 2.93 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 5HBP, 8BB in 15IP
Jul 042015
 

GBI for NPP 2Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 28-54, 6th place I.L. North, 17 games behind

Good Darin Mastroianni .289BA (11-for-38) over last 10G
Bad Eric Fornataro 10.66 ERA, 2.37 WHIP over last 10 appearances
Interesting Kevin Keyes .333/.377/.514, 2HR, 15RBI in 18G since callup



HARRISBURG SENATORS 39-42, 5th place E.L. West, 8 games behind

Good Richard Bleier 4-0, 0.68 ERA in five home starts
Bad Wilmer Difo 4BB in 40G
Interesting Shawn Pleffner .308 (8-for-26) over last 10G



POTOMAC NATIONALS 5-2, 2nd place C.L. North, 1 game behind (38-40 overall)

Good Adrian Sanchez .327/.364/.481 since demotion from AA (15G)
Bad .355 SLG % — 7th in eight-team Car. Lg.
Interesting 487 team batting K — fewest in Car. Lg.


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 4-5, T3rd place Sally North, 3 games behind (39-38 overall)

Good Austen Williams 7-1, 1.88 ERA, 1.10 WHIP in 12GS
Bad 61SB, 56CS (56.4% success rate)
Interesting 48 HBP by pitchers, 3rd most in Sally Lg.


DSL NATIONALS 12-18, 5th place Boca Chica North, 13 games behind

Good 18-y.o. Luis Perdomo .291/.380/.419 in 27G
Bad 19-y.o. Ramses Rosario 2HR, 4HBP, 2.06 WHIP in 16IP
Interesting Pedro Avila 38K, 6BB in 25IP
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