RHPs

 
Taylor Hill Taylor Hill
DOB: 3/12/89
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 235
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
A.J. Cole A.J. Cole
DOB: 1/5/92
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 200
Bats: R
Career Stats
As predicted in this space a year ago, Cole returned to Harrisburg
and made 14 starts for the Senators ace before rising to Syracuse,
where he put in 11 before being shut down for the playoffs. While he
can touch 96 with the FB, Cole now worksin the 91-93 range, pounding
the lower third of the zone with good location on both sides of the plate.
His mid-80s CH has become his primary secondary pitch, while his low-
80s SL continues to develop and his fringy CV becomes a show-me pitch.
Joe Ross Joe Ross
DOB: 5/21/93
Ht. 6’4″
Wt. 205
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Austin Voth Austin Voth
DOB: 6/26/92
Ht. 6’1″
Wt. 190
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
John Simms John Simms
DOB: 1/17/92
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 205
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Ian Dickson Ian Dickson
DOB: 9/16/90
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 215
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Gilberto Mendez Gilberto Mendez
DOB: 11/17/92
Ht. 6’0″
Wt. 165
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Abel De Los Santos Abel De Los Santos
DOB: 11/21/92
Ht. 6’2″
Wt. 180
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Wander Suero Wander Suero
DOB: 9/15/91
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 175
Bats: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Lucas Giolito Lucas Giolito
DOB: 07/14/94
Ht. 6’6″
Wt. 255
Bats: R
Career Stats
Giolito has been the Nats #1 prospect for three years running but
2014 was his first full season after coming down with Nationals elbow
shortly after getting drafted in 2012. He did not disappoint, making
20 starts (though he was skipped for three turns in the rotation in
May) before they pulled the plug in mid-August. Giolito features a
high-90s FB that he’s still learning to command, a sharp 12-6 CV, and
a changeup that continues to improve. Though he should start ’15 at
Hi-A, the Nats have a history of having high-profile prospects skip
Potomac, and could use the guise of a “strong spring” to do it.
Nick Pivetta Nick Pivetta
DOB: 2/14/93
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 220
Bats: R
Career Stats
Pivetta is the latest example of prospect whose praise (#10 per BA in
its initial 2015 Top 10) does not match his production (4.22/4.60/.137
at Low-A in ’14). The 22-y.o. Canadian features a 92-94 FB that touches
96, an 11-5 CV that’s Carter-era (77-81) and an in-progress CH. Scouts
point to issues with mechanics and command that have led to his pitches
being left up in the zone, which also negates the effectiveness of his
secondary offerings. Ticketed for Potomac to begin 2015.
Reynaldo Lopez Reynaldo Lopez
DOB: 1/4/94
Ht. 6’0″
Wt. 185
Bats: R
Career Stats
Lopez burst onto the scene in 2014 with triple-digit fastball after miss-
ing most of 2013 with arm soreness. He struggled in his first two starts
for the Suns before dropping down, dominating the NYPL for seven starts,
then returning to the Sally with a vengeance (4-0, 0.23 ERA). Lopez can
hit 98 right out of the gate and stays in the mid-90s as he approaches the
6th. Scouts credit a mechanical adjustment made in Auburn that turned a
slurve into a curve and put more downward movement on his fastball.
Most likely to start 2015 at Potomac.
Robbie Dickey Robbie Dickey
DOB: 4/6/94
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 205
Bats: R
Career Stats
Dickey is probably the least-known of the three three-level pitchers in 2014.
A 4th Rd. pick out of Blinn Junior College last June, he made three appear-
ances in the GCL before he was shipped to Auburn for five starts, then fin-
ished his rookie season with two starts and a relief outing in the playoffs
in the Suns. Dickey features a FB/CT/CV/CH repetoire, hitting the mid-90s
with his FB, which has led to some speculation as him being used as a late-
inning reliever. Most likely to return to Hagerstown in 2015.
Jean Ramirez
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Jean Ramirez
DOB: 10/24/94
Ht. 6’4″
Wt. 180
Bats: R
Career Stats
Ramirez was the statistically best pitcher for the (tied for) third-place GCL
Nationals with a mediocre line of 3.41/3.60/1.45 though he was just 19
and in his second professional season. Whether that’s enough to move up
is anybody’s guess; he could just as easily repeat… or get released.

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