Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 16

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 49-61, 4th place I.L. North, 13½ games behind

Good Chris Marrero .325/.398/.494 since All-Star Break
Bad Yunesky Maya 0-2, 11.30 ERA, 5HR in last 3 starts
Interesting Just three current Chiefs have played more than 50% of the games at their primary defensive position: Marrero, Jesus Valdez, and Corey Brown

HARRISBURG SENATORS 62-50, 1st place E.L. West, ½ game ahead

Good Jimmy Barthmaier 3-0, 1.59 ERA last 10 appearances
Bad Team OBP .326, third-worst in E.L.
Interesting 77 opponents’ SB second fewest in the E.L.

POTOMAC NATIONALS 21-18, 2nd place C.L. North Division, 4 games behind (50-58 overall)

Good Destin Hood .340/.400/.520 in July
Bad Paul Demny 8.70 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 8HR in last 6G
Interesting 147 SB leads Carolina League, on pace for 191 (affiliation record 186 in ’09)

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 20-19, 4th place Sally League North Divison, 3½ games behind (60-49 overall)

Good Paul Applebee as a reliever: 5-1, 3.29 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
Bad 2.19 WHIP by Ps promoted from Auburn/GCL
Interesting 7PB by “hitters at catcher” fewest in Sally League

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 28-19, T1st place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 2 games ahead

Good Bryce Ortega .370/.473/.457, 13SB in 30G
Bad Alex Kreis 8.35 ERA, 2.13 WHIP
Interesting Billy Burns .406/.513/.563 in 10G

GCL NATIONALS 12-26, 5th place GCL East, 16½ games behind

Good Jason Smith 1.14 WHIP in 21IP
Bad Johan Rodriguez .496 OPS in 27G
Interesting Brandon King 1.02 WHIP, 5.93 ERA, 11 HBP

DSL NATIONALS 28-27, 4th place, Boca Chica South Division, 5½ games behind

Good Junior Geraldo (18 y.o.) 1.000 OPS in first 6G
Bad Wander Suero (19 y.o.) 9.95 ERA, 2.13 WHIP in last 7 appearances
Interesting J.J. Hernandez 1.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP in 14G

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.

10 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 16”

    1. What’s the saying… “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn”. He’s beginning to show that he is what his numbers say he is – A fringe #5SP candidate.

  1. Could Maya just be pouting that he’s in the minors?

    He certainly didn’t deserve his spot start but was quite good in it.

  2. Even though this is no longer relevant, my heart says to keep looking. Since the trade………..

    Bill Rhinehart 1.228 OPS Still awesome.

    Chris Manno 3 Appearances 0.00 ERA at High A
    Maybe at least the Reds will appreciate him.

    1. What’s wrong with rooting for these guys to succeed elsewhere? It’s not like the fascination some fans have with Wil Nieves; Bill can hit.

    1. Ivany got pulled from the game, so I’m wondering if he got hurt. I’m torn as to whether that’s the best ballpark in the Carolina League or the new one in Winston-Salem. They definitely have the best mascot.

  3. I love the stadium at MB. Tons of pleasant helpful people, very clean, easy access, food is great and reasonable, and the field is amazing. I always want to take my shoes off and go running through it. Looks like a golf course!!

  4. Looks like Kreis who came from a small college is figuring it out in August. Scoreless relief in 4 of last 5 outings.

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