First rumored here in the comments, just confirmed through my sources, and now officially announced on MiLB.com — Cameron Selik is coming to Potomac.
As the headline says, this is one of several moves that were made today…
• OF Eury Perez was activated from the disabled list
• OF J.R. Higley was returned to Extended Spring Training (XST)
• RHP Dean Weaver was assigned from XST
• LHP Ryan Demmin was sent to XST
Selik last pitched for Hagerstown on Saturday. With Hagerstown traveling today from Georgia to Maryland, and Potomac headed to Kinston tomorrow night, he’s most likely going to make his first High-A start this weekend in North Carolina. So far, there has been no corresponding move to backfill Selik, but if/when that information comes to light, we’ll update this post.
UPDATE: Jeremy Mayo was activated and played last night with Brian Peacock placed on the DL. Cameron Selik was tracking pitches in Woodbridge so it’s apparent that these moves were made much earlier than announced, particularly as Mayo had been spotted in the bullpen earlier this series (though it’s not unusual for inactive guys to stay with the team).
The Harrisburg Senators announced this afternoon that RHP Shairon Martis has been assigned from XST to Harrisburg, taking the place of Buck Coats, who was placed on the DL. Martis will be starting tonight’s game against Altoona, with Erik Davis expected tomorrow, and Ryan Tatusko slated for Wednesday.
Earlier today, the Hagerstown Suns’ Cameron Selik and Harrisburg’s Brad Peacock were named pitcher of the week for the South Atlantic League and Eastern League respectively. Selik, who will be starting tonight against the West Virginia Power, got the nod with his five shutout innings with 11Ks last Monday. Peacock’s nine-strikeout, seven and 1/3rd innings shutout innings this past Friday led to the award.
It’s back! Our weekly look at the leaders (good), trailers (bad), and outliers (interesting) in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.
SYRACUSE 6-8, T4th place IL North, 3 games back
Tom Milone 0.85WHIP, 0BB in 13 innings
Garrett Mock 17BB, 2.29WHIP in 11⅓ IP
Brian Bixler .326/.483/.370 in 14G
HARRISBURG 6-7, T3rd place E.L. West, 1 game back
Brad Meyers 2-1, 3.07 in 3GS
Jonathan Tucker .140/.178/.209 in 12G
Hassan Pena 9K, 0.90WHIP in 4 appearances
POTOMAC 5-7, 3rd place, Carolina League North, 3½ games back
Steve Souza 5HR, 1.079OPS in 12G
Alex Caldera 14.40ERA, 2.60WHIP, 3HR in 2 appearances
Destin Hood 10BB, .467OBP in 12G
HAGERSTOWN 9-6, 3rd Place Sally League Northern, 2 games back
Cameron Selik 20K in 15IP, 0.00ERA, 3GS
Michael Taylor .143/.205/.229 in 13G
Blake Kelso .333/.380/.422, 1E in 14G
Before folks chime in about who did or didn’t get named, bear in mind that:
(a) This ain’t Little League
(b) I try to keep the bats and arms balanced
(c) Outliers aren’t necessarily organizational soldiers; mostly it’s the unexpected in either extreme. For example, Bryce Harper might have been an “Interesting” because he’s not tearing up the Sally League, but Blake Kelso (who is a watchlist player) is both hitting and fielding better than expected.
(d) I also try to highlight (or lowlight) different folks every week unless someone’s on a run like Tyler Moore or Stephen Strasburg, in which case, I owe it to both you, the reader, and them to give them their due.