AFL Update: November 15, 2010

Our weekend wrapup of the Nats in the AFL, plus updated stats

Here’s a look at how the Nats fared over the weekend in the AFL…

A five-run fourth carried the Scottsdale Scorpions to their third straight win by a 6-4 count

  • Michael Burgess, batting seventh and playing RF, went 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout
  • Adam Carr earned the save with a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out the final batter

The Surprise Rafters edged the Scorpions 4-3

  • Steve Lombardozzi led off and played 2B and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He was also caught stealing
  • Bryce Harper batted fifth and played RF, walking once, scoring a run, and was caught stealing. He also committed an error (fielding)./li>

Statistics through 28 games…


Lombardozzi 18 69 15 19 6 2 0 4 10 5 .275 .386 .420 2
Burgess 16 58 7 14 3 2 1 11 4 18 .241 .286 .414 1
Norris 14 47 9 13 5 1 4 19 11 17 .277 .417 .649 2
Harper 8 31 6 10 2 2 1 6 4 10 .323 .400 .613 1


Solis 1 0 0 4.35 5 20⅔ 21 13 10 7 10 1.355 0 0
Carr 1 0 1 2.25 9 12 5 3 3 3 7 0.667 0 4
Peacock 0 0 0 4.91 8 11 9 6 6 3 16 1.091 2 0
Kimball 0 0 1 0.82 10 11 8 1 1 2 14 0.909 0 10

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

8 thoughts on “AFL Update: November 15, 2010”

  1. Burgess has been a bit of a disappointment all along-low batting average and inconsistency at every level. I can’t see him as a viable big league prospect. Although he is still young (22) and this season was his best yet. That, at least, is a positive.

  2. Speaking of outfielders, what is the latest on the trio of Ramirez, Hood, and Perez. How much of an upside do they really have? Ramirez seemed to take a step forward this year, but nothing sensational. Hood’s stats were somewhat pedestrian, and Perez did well after a slow start, but I can’t get a handle on any of them. Would appreciate some input, Sue, BinM, and others.

    1. Jackson – A couple of months ago, two of our frequent Hagerstown contributors did a piece that might address your concerns. At the very least, it’s a good starting point. (Hood is listed under “Right Fielders”).

  3. Thanks Sue. Can’t believe I missed that synopsis. Interesting, but not overly encouraging, not that I was expecting it to be. There really doesn’t appear to be any outfielders, aside from Harper, anywhere in the whole system. And I’m including the Majors.

    1. Jackson: I can’t say that your conclusion about the OF prospects is arguable at this point; There may not be much on the short-term (2-yr) horizon for OF prospects. But you might have said the same thing about the middle infield situation entering 2009, system-wide catching in 2008, or overall pitching in 2007, and been every bit as correct.

      Where once there was dreck, now there is some depth, and hope for the future as well.

  4. What has happened to Derek Norris ? Maybe I’ve missed some info on why he has not been catching or DH for the last several games ? I think the last recap I saw about him was almost a week ago, with a 3-run homer or something like that. Hopefully no new injuries.
    Thanks for any news……

    1. Derek last played on the 10th — I haven’t heard of him getting hurt, but he’s not in today’s game (going on right now).

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