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
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
Jul 182014

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 58-39, 1st place I.L. North, 5 games ahead

Good Tyler Moore .329/.422/.530, 6HR, 30RBI in 42G
Bad Daniel Stange 27BB in 45IP (5.4/9IP)
Interesting 75 offensive SB 2nd best in I.L.

HARRISBURG SENATORS 39-58, 5th place E.L. West, 18½ games behind

Good Paolo Espino 1-0, 2.51 ERA, 0.63WHIP in July (3 appearances, 2 starts)
Bad Drew Vettleson .170/.216/.234 in July (16G)
Interesting 7 team shutouts, 4th best in E.L.; 8th of 8 teams in pitching (5.4 R/G allowed)

POTOMAC NATIONALS 13-12, 1st place C.L. North, ½ game ahead (51-43 overall)

Good Estarlin Martinez .316/.355/.421 since All-Star break (19G)
Bad Matt Spann 2-3, 5.26 ERA, 1.91 WHIP since All-Star break (5GS)/td>
Interesting 4th-best offense in C.L., 2nd fewest total bases

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 18-10, T1st place Sally North, 2 games ahead (62-36 overall)

Good David Napoli 1-0, 0.68 ERA, 0.832 WHIP in seven appearances
Bad James Yezzo 11BB in 84G
Interesting Tied with Greensboro for both 2nd half and overall records

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

Good “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz .850 OPS
Bad Drew Van Orden 0-2, 11.05 ERA, 2.32 WHIP in 3GS
Interesting 14SB – 14th in 14-team NYPL (also CS = 14)

GCL NATIONALS 13-11, T2nd place East Division, Gulf Coast League, 3 games behind

Good Anderson Martinez 1-0, 0.73 ERA, 0.97 WHIP in 4 appearances (12⅓ IP)
Bad Darryl Florentino .424 OPS in 20G (58PA)
Interesting Oliver Ortiz five OF assists in 20G

DSL NATIONALS 23-18, T3rd place Boca Chica South, 3 games behind

Good 19-y.o. Joan Baez 3-1, 1.21/3.12/0.90 in 9GS
Bad 17-y.o. Luis Perdomo .214/.233/.214 in 16G
Interesting 17-y.o. Panamanian Steven Fuentes 6HBP, 7BB, 35K in 33IP