Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 4

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 13-21, 6th place I.L. North, 8½ games behind

Good Mark Teahen .351/.405/.459 in May
Bad Rafael Martin 8.78ERA, 1.725 WHIP
Interesting Zach Duke 2-0, 1.80 ERA in last 3 starts

HARRISBURG SENATORS 17-16, 2nd place E.L. West, 6 games behind

Good 262 team pitching Ks leads E.L.
Bad .310 Team OBP is 11th in 12-team E.L.
Interesting Jesus Valdez .788 OPS last 10G

POTOMAC NATIONALS 13-17, 2nd place C.L. North Division, 4½ games behind

Good Adrian Sanchez .391/.404/.478 vs. RHPs as a RHB; 10-game hit streak
Bad Zach Walters 7E in 12G at SS
Interesting Trevor Holder 1.00 ERA, 0.78 WHIP in last 3 appearances (9IP)

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 17-14, 3rd place Sally League North Divison, 5½ games behind

Good Nathan Karns 1.88 ERA, 15.4K/9IP (41/24)
Bad Matt Skole 11E in 29G at 3B
Interesting J.P. Ramirez .459/.474/.541 in last 10G

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.

5 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 4”

  1. Noticed that R Martin is mentioned in the ‘B’ of this week’s GBI. Was hoping that he may be one of the first relievers called up to WAS this year, but given the recent signing of M Gonzalez, I’m assuming his call up is a bit far off perhaps.

    1. Two different “animals”. Martin is a right hander and Gonzalez a left-handed reliever. I am assuming he is there because of the poor performances of Cory Van Allen and I’m not really sure how player development feels about Attie Severino.

      Neither Hassan Pena or Rafael Martin is on the 40-man roster while Ryan Perry was/is. That makes a difference I suspect.

      And then there’s Arneson and Wilkie.

      At this point I wonder if J Mandel the Mathematician has finally got it. He and Rosenbaum lead the starters in Harrisburg.

  2. Mark Teahen has been performing remarkably well at first base, too, unlike the positions he was playing in RF and LF.
    I cringe when I see Martin and VanAllen warming up in the bullpen. Severino is in the middle of the pack in the bullpen — there are better, but there are also worse.
    Josh Wilkie is a personal favorite.

  3. As bad as the Nats offense is, it does make you wonder why they haven’t called up Teahen.
    I’m under the impression he can play multiple positions.

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