It’s back! Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues. For the newcomers, this is a
ripoff of tribute to comedian Demetri Martin’s segment from his old show on Comedy Central.
And of course, the obligatory caveats: sample sizes are here small, it’s early in the season, minors stats aren’t as meaningful as we think, past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance, etc.
Nevertheless, a reminder: the players, their families, and their agents are reading, so let’s not get carried away in the comments. It’s just for fun.
SYRACUSE CHIEFS 6-7, 4th place I.L. North, 3½ games behind
|Good||Jeff Kobernus .463/.521/.659, 6SB in 12G|
|Bad||Ryan Tatusko 7.11 ERA, 9BB, 2.84 WHIP in 6⅓ IP|
|Interesting||Decision to not use a position player to pitch in a 27-9 smackdown, the day after a doubleheader|
HARRISBURG SENATORS 8-6, T1st place E.L. West, ½ game ahead
|Good||Caleb Clay 2-0, 1.00WHIP, 14K in 17IP|
|Bad||Justin Bloxom .503OPS, 23K in 14G|
|Interesting||Trevor Holder 0.00 ERA, 0.78WHIP in 3G, 9IP|
POTOMAC NATIONALS 6-7, 4th place C.L. North, 2 games behind
|Good||Jason Martinson 1.140 OPS, 15RBI in 13G|
|Bad||Relievers – 5.82ERA, 1.42WHIP|
|Interesting||Michael Taylor 10RBI, 13H, .228BA|
HAGERSTOWN SUNS 8-7, T2nd place Sally North, 2 games behind
|Good||Dixon Anderson 0.68WHIP, 18K in 17⅔ IP|
|Bad||Brandon Miller .172/.172/.345, 22K in 14G|
|Interesting||Mike McQuillan 14-game on-base streak, 6SB|