Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 2

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 7-13, 6th place I.L. North, 7½ games behind

Good Bryce Harper .290/.421/.419 in last 10G
Bad Bryce Harper vs. LHPs .190/.261/.238
Interesting Erik Arnesen 0.64ERA, 0.93WHIP in 14IP

HARRISBURG SENATORS 13-7, 1st place E.L. West, ½ game ahead

Good Chris Rahl .339/.379/.629, 7SB in 19G
Bad Kevin Pucetas 2.21WHIP, 5.68ERA in 5 appearances
Interesting Jeff Mandel 1.09ERA, 1.05 WHIP in 4 starts

POTOMAC NATIONALS 6-11, 4th place C.L. North Division, 3½ games behind

Good Rob Wort 14K in 8⅔ IP over 6 appearances
Bad Starting Pitchers: 1.78WHIP, 6.59ERA, 12HBP, 11HR in 83⅓ IP
Interesting Blake Kelso 8SB, 0CS in 16G

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 10-9, 4th place Sally League North Divison, 3½ games behind

Good Nathan Karns 1.93ERA, 1.21WHIP, 19K in 14IP
Bad Justin Miller .172/.194/.219, 20K in 17G
Interesting 30 for 35 SB attempts as a team (85.7% leads Sally League; total is 3rd)

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.

6 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 2”

  1. In Harrisburg two other outfielders should be noted also. Under the good category Hood is hitting .324 in his last 10 gamesHe had a 7 game hit streak before last night’s 0 for 4. He still not showing much power .

    Eury Perez is the other OF but notable in the Bad category. He is hitting .133 in his last 10 games with 10 Ks and no xbh. Defense is very good with only an occasional lapse but offensively he is struggling.

    1. I do make a conscious effort to alternate between pitchers and batters from week to week in order to assure some balance. I could have easily repeated Danny Rosenbaum, for example.

      But it’s a fun feature because it stirs the pot, and elicits good comments like this — thanks!

  2. Thanks Luke. Karns and Skole both seem ready for Potomac. Skole was mentioned in the BA HotSheet:


    • Matt Skole, 3b, Nationals: When the Nationals drafted Skole out of Georgia Tech last year in the fifth round, they knew they were getting a player with a mature offensive approach. So as a 22-year-old in the low Class A South Atlantic League it’s no surprise that Skole is having success. He’s hitting .371/.500/.645 and was a walk machine this week, drawing nine free passes including a five-walk game on Wednesday. Skole will have to show he can do more than just control the strike zone as he moves up the ladder, but it’s certainly a valuable skill to possess.”

  3. love your good bad interesting segment…the pooch pics are great! Marcus, I was wondering the same thing….any moves being talked about? (besides Harpers big one)

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