Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Nats' minors.
It’s back! Our weekly look at the leaders (good), trailers (bad), and outliers (interesting) in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.
SYRACUSE 6-8, T4th place IL North, 3 games back
|Good||Tom Milone 0.85WHIP, 0BB in 13 innings|
|Bad||Garrett Mock 17BB, 2.29WHIP in 11⅓ IP|
|Interesting||Brian Bixler .326/.483/.370 in 14G|
HARRISBURG 6-7, T3rd place E.L. West, 1 game back
|Good||Brad Meyers 2-1, 3.07 in 3GS|
|Bad||Jonathan Tucker .140/.178/.209 in 12G|
|Interesting||Hassan Pena 9K, 0.90WHIP in 4 appearances|
POTOMAC 5-7, 3rd place, Carolina League North, 3½ games back
|Good||Steve Souza 5HR, 1.079OPS in 12G|
|Bad||Alex Caldera 14.40ERA, 2.60WHIP, 3HR in 2 appearances|
|Interesting||Destin Hood 10BB, .467OBP in 12G|
HAGERSTOWN 9-6, 3rd Place Sally League Northern, 2 games back
|Good||Cameron Selik 20K in 15IP, 0.00ERA, 3GS|
|Bad||Michael Taylor .143/.205/.229 in 13G|
|Interesting||Blake Kelso .333/.380/.422, 1E in 14G|
Before folks chime in about who did or didn’t get named, bear in mind that:
(a) This ain’t Little League
(b) I try to keep the bats and arms balanced
(c) Outliers aren’t necessarily organizational soldiers; mostly it’s the unexpected in either extreme. For example, Bryce Harper might have been an “Interesting” because he’s not tearing up the Sally League, but Blake Kelso (who is a watchlist player) is both hitting and fielding better than expected.
(d) I also try to highlight (or lowlight) different folks every week unless someone’s on a run like Tyler Moore or Stephen Strasburg, in which case, I owe it to both you, the reader, and them to give them their due.
Now, comment away!