Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 3

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 10-17, 6th place I.L. North, 6 games behind

Good Austin Bibens-Dirkx 1.38 FIP
Bad Jason Michaels .549 OPS
Interesting Carlos Rivero .343/.378/.514 in last 10G

HARRISBURG SENATORS 15-12, 2nd place E.L. West, 3½ games behind

Good Danny Rosenbaum 3-0, 0.76ERA, 0.70WHIP
Bad Eury Perez .130/.130/.152 last 10G
Interesting Sandy Leon .796 OPS

POTOMAC NATIONALS 10-14, 3rd place C.L. North Division, 3½ games behind

Good David Freitas .377/.457/.609
Bad Wilson Eusebio 9.31ERA, 4HBP, 8BB in 9⅔ IP
Interesting Matt Swynenberg 1ER in last 14⅓ IP

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 14-11, 3rd place Sally League North Divison, 3½ games behind

Good Cutter Dykstra .400/.464/.520, 11G hit streak
Bad Chris McKenzie 12.96ERA, 3.12WHIP in 5 appearances
Interesting Billy Burns 17G on-base streak (.469 OBP)

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 “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 3”

  1. Erik Komatsu has been claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Twins. Let’s see if they can keep him all year..


    1. Well, that’s certainly, um, interesting. Good for him, though – we’ve already got a couple of OFs that could be playing at a higher level in another organization.

      1. Who would you think could play at a higher level than AAA for another MLB organization?
        Abreu could have helped the Nats in the OF. Now Dodgers have a stronger bench and more options, including power!

        1. Rahl and Valdez play at AAA, Brown could be a 4th/5th OF just like Komatsu.

        2. Abreu is fat and can barely move. Not sure what the Dodgers are thinking he’s a DH. Can you say Matt ‘Stares’ redux?

          This year they appear now to see Brown as a starter not a bench player … it seem likely they
          acquired Komatsu for his left-handed bat. With outfielders Brian Goodwin, Corey Brown, Caleb Ramsay and I suppose you add Matt Skole as another lefty.

          On the right side Chris Rahl, Jesus Valdez, Billy Burns …

  2. why would you want to add Abreu, can’t play the field, is overweight and has a huge salary. We have more then enough youngsters as Luke and Peric have named. I am amazed at people who want to keep adding veterans to a team that has jelled and is playing well. Give me Tyler Moore anytime over Abreu.

    1. Agree completely, except that the Angels are paying Abreu’s huge salary, so the Dodgers just pay league minimum to see if a change of scenery gives him some motivation. Like Peric, I assumed an AL team would be a better fit, but there are so many of these DH types floating around and I guess LA figured it was worth a flyer.

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