Erik Arnesen Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Make that 11 weekly honors for the Nats farm system, as Erik Arnesen has become the latest with his efforts last week for the Harrisburg Senators.

The 2006 17th-round draft pick turned in a pair of seven-inning outings, winning them both, as he allowed just two earned runs (a 1.29 ERA for the 14 IP) on 11 hits and two walks while striking out 17 — including 10 yesterday in the Sens’ 4-2 win over the Trenton Thunder.

Arnesen has an 8-5 record while pitching for both Harrisburg and Syracuse this season, appearing 26 games and starting 16 games and has posted a 2.53 ERA between the two levels with a 1.12 WHIP.

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 “Erik Arnesen Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week”

  1. I really hope he can get to Syracuse next year and fight for the spot in September that one random reliver seems to get. This year I could see that going to Wilkie, Mandel, Zinicola, or maybe Tatusko(Davey likes his long men)

  2. Arnesen is a big dude (6’3″ – 260), and may be maturing late (drafted in 2006, currently 27yo). Having noted that, I feel he’s a high-end 3A arm at best. I’m happy for his winning the potw award from the EL, but fear his future is limited.

  3. I just checked MLBTRADRUMORS.COM and there are no announced signings yet by the Nationals! Time to worry?

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