Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 13

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

SYRACUSE 39-51, 4th place I.L. North, 14 games behind

Good Atahualpa Severino 1-0, 2.70 ERA in last 10G
Bad Ryan Tatusko 2.28WHIP
Interesting Michael Aubrey .429/.455/.905 in July

HARRISBURG 54-36, 1st place E.L. West Division, 5½ games ahead

Good Archie Gilbert .305/.387/.474
Bad Tanner Roark 6.45 ERA, 1.58 WHIP
Interesting Pat Lehman 0.37WHIP, 4SV in 12G

POTOMAC 11-8, 1st place C.L. North Division, 1½ games ahead (40-48 overall)

Good Hector Nelo 10SV, 22K in 23⅓ IP
Bad Sandy Leon .179/.294/.357 in July
Interesting Justin Bloxom .320/.388/.547, 18RBI in 19G since All-Star Break

HAGERSTOWN 12-7, 2nd place Sally League Northern Division, 1 game behind (52-37 overall)

Good David Freitas .300/.414/.473
Bad Dean Weaver 10.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP (9.37, 1.78 @ Potomac)
Interesting Kevin Keyes .504 SLG (leads team)

AUBURN 15-12, 3rd place, Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 1 game behind

Good Colin Bates 2-1, 1.93 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Bad Hendry Jimenez, 8E in 22G
Interesting Richie Mirowski 1.32 ERA, 13K in 13⅔ IP

GCL NATIONALS 8-13, 4th place, GCL East, 6 games back

Good Estarlin Martinez .324/.420/.606 in 21G
Bad Inocencio Heredia 10.29 ERA, 2.86 WHIP
Interesting Wes Schill 6SB in 17G

DSL NATIONALS 18-21, 5th place, Boca Chica South Division of Dominican Summer League, 6 games behind

Good Gilberto Mendez 3-0, 2.32 ERA, 1.23 WHIP
Bad Diomedes Eusbio 12E in 32G
Interesting Dionicio Rosario 5A, 3E, 2DP in 34G as an OF

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.

15 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 13”

  1. Coming in a close second for BAD at Potomac is the 12 games that have been postponed this season.

      1. I wonder if the PNats are still planning on the “Scout Night’ promotion for Saturday? One more way to lay waste to the outfield.

  2. If you count the complete series Potomac lost due to the field against Frederick there have been 14 rainouts. Thats 20% of the home schedule. There have been more rainouts since they installed the new drainage system than any of the previous years without the system. Also did you notice that while the start time of the game was being discussed on the field the P-Nats crack gound crew watered the infield 3 times. The problem is too much water and you continue to water, not too bright.

  3. Off topic, but the announcment of some more signings got me to thinking abouth Matthew Purke. What is the status with him arm and is he playing ball anywhere this summer? Someone in June thought he might be in the Cape Cod League but he is not on any roster. If his arm is good, will the NATS pay to entice him to sign (3-5 mil)? He turned down 5 mil from Rangers in ’09.

      1. That means he’s not a client of Boras; Boras thinks there’s nothing more horrible than a draft pick actually meeting his future employers before signing.

        1. He may be waffling on going back to school. If the team thinks highly enough of him, maybe they offer a modified ‘McGeary’ – 2nd round money, plus an agreement/funding to let him finish school, but he gets a professional exam of his shoulder/elbow from a specialist before ink goes to paper.

  4. Thanks Sue. I am not on twitter and no not tweet (in all senses of the word). It appears that the young lad is listening and that is arm is sound (else why the attention for ML and MR).

  5. Have prospect news, gang.
    Keith Law has his mid-season Top 50 out and the are 2 Nats there.
    He says upfront that he rates highly by ceiling and there was a bit of a surprise.
    Guess who is #1 and A.J. Cole is #36.He says Cole did the right thing by signing as he is already twice the pitcher he was in High School.

  6. An Interesting Draft Factoid – the Nats have signed 22 players, including ALL 16 College Seniors they picked. The bonus savings on all those seniors should have you optimistic about signing Purke, et. al.

    One would hope. Drafting all them Seniors leaves my milk curdled.

    1. Vladi: I’d be more concerned if their top-5 were all college seniors, but Rizzo didn’t take a Sr. until the 6th round this year. Drafting signable players & grabbing UFA’s after the draft just assures that the Org. is fielding full teams in time to start the ss-A & rookie level teams, imo.

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