Nov 232014
 

Monday Morning Box Scores
Time for our first update on how the Nationals’ minor-leaguers (and a couple of 40-man guys, natch) are doing in the winter leagues.
All statistics as of 11/23/2014, 12:22 a.m. EST.

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Emmanuel Burriss DWL 15 47 3 13 1 1 0 4 2 6 .277 .346 .340 1
Tyler Moore DWL 22 77 19 22 4 0 6 17 18 20 .299 .429 .584 2
Jose Lozada PWL 11 35 2 8 3 0 1 5 2 10 .229 .270 .400 0
Sandy Leon VWL 23 72 3 13 2 1 0 6 8 17 .181 .259 .236 0
Adrian Sanchez VWL 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Manny Delcarmen DWL 1 0 0 5.00 11 0 9 10 5 5 1 5 5 1.67
Rafael Martin MWL 0 0 5 3.00 12 0 12 12 6 4 0 2 10 1.17
Paolo Espino VWL 3 0 0 3.74 8 8 33⅔ 34 14 14 3 11 34 1.34
David Ramos VWL 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 9 7 0 0 0 2 4 1.00


One of the first things that strikes me is that this easily the smallest winter contingent since I began this feature in 2010 — and a couple of these names may already be done for the season, as it’s been a week or more since they last made an appearance.

We’ve already heard some rumblings about how Tyler Moore is doing, though without the caveat that he’s facing pitching that ranges from Low-A to AAA.  Obviously, vice-versa for the pitchers, which is why I’m not impressed by either Martin or Ramos. I tend to get more concerned by particularly poor showings like Sandy Leon’s, even if I know the sample size is unreliable.

So take these numbers for what they’re worth: A chance to look at some stats when (ordinarily) it’s cold and bleak and not much else is going on in minor-league baseball.

Jan 022014
 

Winter Baseball UpdateWith the close of the Venezuelan Winter League earlier this week, we can kill some time take a final look at how the notable Nats minor-leaguers did in Winter baseball last year ;-)

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Oscar Tejeda DWL 28 86 9 20 4 1 2 9 4 27 .233 .269 .422 1
Eury Perez DWL 18 49 9 10 0 0 1 2 4 8 .204 .291 .265 5
Francisco Soriano DWL 17 16 5 3 0 0 1 1 2 7 .188 .278 .375 0
Estarlin Martinez DWL 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 0
Wander Ramos DWL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Michael Taylor PWL 36 137 20 50 7 2 3 10 13 38 .365 .428 .511 3
Jose Lozada PWL 18 29 6 8 1 1 0 3 3 4 .276 .344 .379 0
Sandy Leon VWL 38 119 19 42 8 1 2 15 20 26 .353 .451 .487 0
Adrian Sanchez VWL 25 51 6 11 3 0 0 3 1 10 .216 .245 .275 0
Zach Walters VWL 15 50 6 12 1 0 3 6 6 19 .240 .321 .440 0

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Manny Delcarmen DWL 0 2 0 1.88 12 0 14⅓ 14 4 3 1 4 18 1.26
Kelvin Perez DWL 0 0 0 1.00 8 0 9 5 1 1 0 4 5 1.00
Paul Demny DWL 0 0 0 0.00 7 0 6 2 0 0 0 4 5 1.00
Gilberto Mendez DWL 0 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 2.00
Rafael Martin MWL 1 1 0 5.28 12 0 15⅓ 17 11 9 3 4 13 1.37
Christian Garcia MWL 0 0 0 2.16 5 0 8⅓ 4 2 2 0 6 8 1.20
Tyler Herron PWL 1 0 12 0.84 19 0 21⅓ 9 2 2 0 11 21 0.94
Danny Rosenbaum VWL 2 2 0 4.28 7 6 27⅓ 36 14 13 3 8 15 1.61
Gabriel Alfaro VWL 3 1 0 5.14 24 0 21 17 17 12 0 12 17 1.38



Things have slowed to the usual crawl on the minor-league front. As the slash-through joke implies, if I weren’t writing this, I might be typing something else, which folks to the north of the DMV very well may be with the first Nor’easter of 2014 bearing down on them tonight. I don’t expect much in the next BA transaction post, so I’ll be working on the essays and the player reports as best as I can until the new scouting books arrive in the mail.

Dec 162013
 

Winter Baseball Update
Time for our semi-weekly update on how the notable Nationals minor-leaguers are doing in the winter leagues. All statistics as of 12/14/2013, 1:38 a.m. EST.

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Francisco Soriano DWL 14 16 5 3 0 0 1 1 2 7 .188 .278 .375 0
Oscar Tejeda DWL 22 64 7 15 4 1 2 7 3 21 .234 .269 .422 1
Eury Perez DWL 16 48 8 10 0 0 1 2 4 8 .208 .296 .271 4
Jose Lozada PWL 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Michael Taylor PWL 29 118 16 44 7 1 2 8 5 33 .373 .408 .500 3
Adrian Sanchez VWL 23 51 5 11 3 0 0 3 1 10 .216 .245 .275 0
Sandy Leon VWL 28 88 14 27 6 1 1 9 15 22 .307 .410 .432 1

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Manny Delcarmen DWL 0 2 0 1.88 12 0 14⅓ 14 4 3 1 4 18 1.26
Paul Demny DWL 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 3⅓ 0 0 0 0 1 4 0.30
Kelvin Perez DWL 2 3 0 0.00 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 4 2 0.83
Tyler Herron PWL 1 0 7 0.52 15 0 17⅓ 8 1 1 0 7 18 0.87
Gabriel Alfaro VWL 2 1 0 4.50 20 0 18 12 14 9 0 10 15 1.22


A few additions, thanks to MLFA signings… and a few subtractions, though all but Yunesky Maya appear to be due to the player no longer playing since our previous edition. Most of the leagues will finish up in two weeks, after which we’ll have a final wrapup of all the Nats stats from the winter leagues.

Nov 232013
 

Monday Morning Box Scores
Time for our semi-weekly update on how the notable Nationals minor-leaguers are doing in the winter leagues. All statistics as of 11/23/2013, 1:19 a.m. EST.

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Francisco Soriano DWL 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 1
Jose Lozada PWL 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Michael Taylor PWL 15 57 7 24 3 1 2 5 4 15 .421 .476 .614 2
Adrian Sanchez VWL 20 46 4 11 3 0 0 2 1 8 .239 .271 .304 0
Sandy Leon VWL 18 60 9 17 1 1 1 5 9 16 .283 .377 .383 1
Zach Walters VWL 15 50 6 12 1 0 3 6 6 19 .240 .321 .440 0
Corey Brown VWL 9 27 5 8 3 0 0 5 8 10 .296 .472 .407 0

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Yunesky Maya DWL 2 3 0 3.45 6 6 31⅓ 33 15 12 2 5 25 1.21
Rafael Martin MWL 1 1 0 5.28 12 0 15⅓ 17 11 9 3 4 13 1.37
Christian Garcia MWL 0 0 0 2.16 5 0 8⅓ 4 2 2 0 6 8 1.20
Tyler Herron PWL 0 0 7 0.00 9 0 9⅓ 3 0 0 0 4 10 0.75
Danny Rosenbaum VWL 2 2 0 4.28 7 6 27⅓ 36 14 13 3 8 15 1.61
Nov 042013
 

Winter Baseball Update
Time for our semi-weekly update on how the notable Nationals minor leaguers are doing in the winter leagues, beginning of course, with the Arizona Fall League. All statistics as of 11/3/2013, 11:30 p.m. EST.

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Brian Goodwin AFL 13 56 7 17 3 0 1 6 2 16 .304 .339 .411 2
Matt Skole AFL 11 35 7 6 1 0 3 7 13 10 .171 .396 .457 0
Steve Souza Jr. AFL 8 29 5 10 1 0 0 5 5 7 .345 .441 .379 9
Adrian Nieto AFL 8 28 4 8 1 1 0 4 5 8 .286 .382 .393 0
Francisco Soriano DWL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .— .— .— 0
Carlos Rivero VWL 18 64 6 20 4 0 1 6 8 8 .313 .392 .422 0
Zach Walters VWL 15 50 6 12 1 0 3 6 6 19 .240 .321 .440 0
Adrian Sanchez VWL 12 33 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 7 .182 .206 .242 0
Sandy Leon VWL 10 31 5 6 0 1 0 1 3 7 .194 .265 .258 1
Corey Brown VWL 9 27 5 8 3 0 0 5 8 10 .296 .472 .407 0

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Sammy Solis AFL 3 2 0 2.29 5 5 19⅔ 21 7 5 1 6 20 1.37
Matt Purke AFL 2 1 0 3.00 4 4 15 11 6 5 0 5 13 1.07
Robert Benincasa AFL 0 0 0 4.50 8 0 8 10 4 4 1 3 7 1.63
Richie Mirowski AFL 0 0 1 1.29 6 0 7 5 1 1 0 1 5 0.86
Yunesky Maya DWL 1 0 0 1.72 3 3 15⅔ 14 5 3 0 3 11 1.09
Jeff Mandel DWL 0 0 0 3.00 3 3 12 15 5 4 0 3 6 1.50
Rafael Martin MWL 1 0 0 6.23 10 0 13 13 9 9 3 3 10 1.23
Christian Garcia MWL 0 0 0 0.00 5 0 5⅔ 2 0 0 0 3 6 0.88
Danny Rosenbaum VWL 2 0 0 1.88 4 3 14⅓ 14 3 3 1 3 6 1.19


As reported previously, the winter leagues in Australia and Puerto Rico started up over the weekend, but it appears there are no current Nats down under and just two on La Isla del Encanto — Jose Lozada and Tyler Herron, neither of whom have appeared in a game yet.

Oct 212013
 

Monday Morning Box Scores
With three of the five winter leagues now playing — the Australian and Puerto Rican Leagues and start up next Thursday and Friday respectively — it’s time for our semi-weekly peek at how the notable minor-leaguers are doing, starting of course with the boys in the AFL:

BATTERS

PLAYER LG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG SB
Brian Goodwin AFL 6 26 3 9 2 0 0 2 1 7 .346 .393 .423 2
Matt Skole AFL 5 16 6 5 1 0 2 5 8 3 .313 .542 .750 0
Steve Souza Jr. AFL 3 13 2 4 1 0 0 5 5 3 .308 .500 .385 6
Adrian Nieto AFL 3 13 2 4 1 0 0 2 4 3 .308 .444 .385 0
Adrian Sanchez VWL 9 32 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 7 .188 .212 .250 0
Carlos Rivero VWL 8 30 3 7 3 0 1 4 3 6 .233 .303 .433 0
Zach Walters VWL 6 19 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 7 .158 .238 .211 0

PITCHERS

PLAYER LG W L SV ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Sammy Solis AFL 2 0 0 1.17 2 2 7⅔ 6 1 1 1 3 10 1.17
Matt Purke AFL 2 0 0 0.00 2 2 7 2 1 0 0 2 9 0.57
Robert Benincasa AFL 0 0 0 4.50 4 0 4 5 2 2 1 2 3 1.75
Richie Mirowski AFL 0 0 0 3.00 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 0.67
Yunesky Maya DWL 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 5⅔ 1 1 0 0 2 5 0.53
Rafael Martin MWL 1 0 0 6.75 4 0 5⅓ 6 4 4 2 0 3 1.13
Christian Garcia MWL 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.00
Danny Rosenbaum VWL 0 0 0 8.10 2 1 3⅓ 5 3 3 1 2 2 2.10


As in years past, a disclaimer: the sample sizes here are small and unreliable, which of course won’t stop folks from checking (or me from posting ;-)

Jan 042013
 

With the close of the Venzuelan League’s regular season, we can now take a look at the final numbers of the Nationals players in the 2012-13 winter leagues.
VWL HITTERS
VWL Hitters 1-4-13
DWL HITTERS
DWL Hitters 1-4-13
PRWL HITTERS
PWL Hitters 1-4-13
VWL PITCHER

DWL PITCHERS
DWL Pitchers 1-4-13
PRWL PITCHER
PWL Pitcher 1-4-13
MWL PITCHERS
MWL Pitchers 1-4-13



As I semi-predicted, the latest BA Transaction post was indeed no new news. Still a bit surprising is how slow the FA market has been in terms of former Nationals — just four have signed thus far. Even the Nationals themselves have been less active than last offseason — just nine signed as opposed to 15 by this time last year.

Dec 092012
 

Time for our semi-weekly look at how the Nationals farmhands are doing in the offseason/winter leagues. All statistics as of 12/09/2012 12:40 a.m. EST.
VWL HITTERS

DWL HITTERS

PRWL HITTERS

DWL PITCHERS

MWL PITCHERS

PRWL PITCHER




As always, once the numbers “freeze,” I drop the player from graphic to save time/space. Most winter leagues will finish up in three weeks, with the Dominican Winter League closing out a week from Friday.

This, of course, is one of the dead zones of the offseason — first full day of Hanukkah, the start of week three for Christmas — as we await news with a minor-league angle. The usual press release about the managers and coaches has yet to be issued. The next transaction post from Baseball America will be watched a bit more closely, to see if the Nats will sign some FAs to replace the four arms lost in the Rule 5 draft.

Still no indication when John Sickels or Baseball Prospectus plans to tackle Washington’s Top 10/15/20 prospects (Baseball America covers the Nats on the 19th). If you’re really desperate to look at a list, Marc Hulet has a Top 15 compiled prior to the Rule 5 that was released on Friday at Fangraphs.com, while MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo updated his ongoing Top 20 after the Rule 5 (spoiler: Jeff Kobernus and Danny Rosenbaum out, Brandon Miller and Jordan Taylor in).