Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 6


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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 51-62, 6th place I.L. North, 19 games behind

Good Jason Martinson .282/.342/.577 since All-Star Break (22G)
Reynaldo Lopez 2-0, 1.80 ERA, 0.95 WHIP in first 3GS
Bad Jose Lozada .359 OPS in 42G
778K pitching K – 12th in 14-team I.L.
Erik Davis 0-1, 6.97 ERA in last 10 appearances
Interesting Nine IBB issued to Syracuse batters – T3rd fewest in I.L.
Sixteen IBB issued by Syracuse pitchers – 3rd most in I.L.


HARRISBURG SENATORS 61-51, 2nd place E.L. West, ½ game behind

Good Andrew Stevenson .306BA (11-for-36) over last 10G, nine-game hit streak
Mark Blackmar 3-1, 2.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP in 4GS
Bad Adrian Sanchez 10BB in 68G
Boone Whiting 0-3, 5.84 ERA, 1.82 WHIP in 5GS prior to reassignment
Interesting Drew Ward, 14HR – leads Nats minors for players born after 1990
John Simms 2-2, 2.70 ERA, 1.15 WHIP as a SP (8GS)



POTOMAC NATIONALS 28-14, 1st place C.L. North, 2 games ahead (62-48 overall)

Good Jose “Orange” Marmolejos .296/.385/.489 in 36G prior to callup
Erick Fedde 4-1, 0.68 ERA, 0.99 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Bad 50CS – 2nd most in C.L.
147 of 953 IP thrown by pitchers league-average age or younger
Interesting 773 batting strikeouts, 2nd fewest in C.L.
761 pitching strikeouts, fewest in C.L.


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 25-16, 1st place Sally North, 1½ games ahead (68-43 overall)

Good Ian Sagdal .392/.445/.632 in 31G since All-Star break
Jorge Pantoja 2-0, 1.71 ERA, 0.86 WHIP in 11 appearances since All-Star break
Bad Kelvin Gutierrez 18E in 79G
Joan Baez 4.8 BB/9IP (50, 94⅔)
Interesting Lead the Sally Lg. in sacrifice flies: 43
Tied for fewest balks: 5


AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 20-27, T4th Place, Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 12 games behind

Good 75.4% SB success rate (46-for-51)
19-y.o. Tyler Watson 1-2, 2.19 ERA, 0.97 WHIP
Bad Sheldon Neuse 7E in 31G
A.J. Bogucki 0-3, 14.40 ERA, 2.70 WHIP in 4 appearances
Interesting Fewest walks drawn in 14-team NYPL
Six shutouts tied for most in NYPL


GCL NATIONALS 20-15, 2nd Place, Eastern Division, 1 game behind

Good 17-y.o. Juan Soto .330/.371/.532, 4HR, 20RBI in 29G
Carlos Pena 1-0, 1.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP in 24IP
Bad Joshual Ramirez 8E in 26G
Michael Rishwain 1.80WHIP in 11⅔ IP
Interesting 3rd in team offense in 17-team GCL
3rd most pitching HBP (36 in 35G)


DSL NATIONALS 23-30, 6th Place, San Pedro Division, 16 games behind

Good 19-y.o. Jose Cabello .299/.425/.350 in 37G

Brailin Mesa, 1HR, 13RBI, .289/.339/.386 in 32G
19-y.o. Angel Guillen 4-0, 1.43 ERA, 0.91 WHIP in 44IP

Bad 18-y.o. Juan Pascal, 16E in 45G
19-y.o. Jairon Peguero 0-4, 6.04 ERA, 1.43 WHIP in 22⅓ IP
Interesting 20-y.o. Franklin Sierra, 7 triples in 43G
18-y.o. Warner Duran, 23K, 4BB in 23IP over 14 appearances

Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 1


In keeping with my motto of doing what I can when I can, I’ve decided to cut back the GBI to something more manageable this year — every three weeks. This will still give us eight editions, and to compensate for the lower frequency, I will double up each section. My apologies in advance to for the disappointment, but the alternative was to scrap it altogether.

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 my way of taking a look at who’s doing well, poorly, or pointing out 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 be a part of baseball. Thus, the effect known as “the curse of the GBI.”

Now, for the usual disclaimers… it’s early in the season, small sample sizes, stats in the minors are misleading, void where prohibited, valid only at participating locations, employees must wash hands after using the bathroom, etc.

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 7-8, 4th place I.L. North, 2½ games behind

Good Trea Turner .357/.446/.500, 6SB in 15G
Sammy Solis 1.00/1.08/0.89, 14K in 9IP
Bad Matt Skole .122/.214/.184, 12K in 14G
Taylor Hill 8BB in 15⅔ IP
Interesting Caleb Ramsey .932 OPS, .390 BA in 13G
Austin Voth 0BB in 12IP


HARRISBURG SENATORS 6-8, 4th place E.L. West, 3½ games behind

Good Rafael Bautista 8SB, 11BB, .443 OBP in 14G
Tyler Mapes 3-0, 3.18/3.85/0.94 in 3GS
Bad Zach Collier .405 OPS in 12G
Reynaldo Lopez 4HR in 16IP
Interesting Stephen Perez .320/.414/.360 in 11G
John Simms 14K in 16IP


POTOMAC NATIONALS 9-7, 2nd place C.L. North, 4 games behind

Good Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos .298/.437/.561 in 16G
Mario Sanchez 1.59 ERA, 80.9 LOB% in 11⅓ IP
Bad 11CS in 30SB attempts
Starters 5.60/4.30/1.47 in 16G
Interesting Drew Ward .333/.412/.550, 11RBI in 16G
R.C. Orlan 1.93 ERA, 1.18WHIP, 8BB, 9K in 9#8531; IP


HAGERSTOWN SUNS 11-5, T2nd place Sally North, 2 games behind

Good Victor Robles .327/.465/.582, 7SB, 2HR in 16G
Andrew Lee 1-0, 1.80/3.50/1.27 in 3GS
Bad Ryan Ripken .496OPS in 14G
Joan Baez 0-2, 6.75 ERA, 1.67 WHIP in 3GS
Interesting Max Schrock .344/.403/.4, 6SB in 15G
Jefry Rodriguez 2.70/2.07/1.20 in 3GS

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 18


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.

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 17

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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 16


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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 15


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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 14


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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 13

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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 11

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

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 10


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