Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 5

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 19-22, 5th place I.L. North, 7½ games behind

Good Corey Brown .361/.480/.656 in May
Bad John Lannan 6.63 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 4HR in last 3 starts
Interesting Xavier Paul .380/.436/.780 in May

HARRISBURG SENATORS 22-17, 2nd place E.L. West, 2 games behind

Good Eury Perez .316/.328/.386, 4SB in May
Bad Paul Demny 8.29ERA at home (2.57 on road)
Interesting Christian Garcia 5SV, 3H, 19K in last 10 appearances

POTOMAC NATIONALS 16-21, 3rd place C.L. North Division, 5½ games behind

Good Cameron Selik 3SV, 13K in last 5 appearances
Bad Shane McCatty 19H, 9BB in 9⅔IP, 13.03ERA, 2.90WHIP
Interesting Kevin Keyes 22H, 22RBI (.191/.271/.417)

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 22-15, 2nd place Sally League North Divison, 6 games behind

Good Cutter Dykstra .340/.429/.454 in 23G
Bad Brian Dupra 10.98ERA, 2.31WHIP in May (4 appearances)
Interesting Steve Souza 7HR in 13G

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.

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

  1. What more does Corey need to do to geta call up!?

    What less does Lannan have to do before he gets sent to Harrisburg or cut (preferably the second)?

    What could Xavier Paul get us in a trade to fill an organizational hole?

    1. Corey needs Bernadina or Ankiel to get hurt or traded. Not wishing them any ill will but as a left handed bat he cannot be on the roster with them there. Same obstacle for Xavier.

      1. Unless there is an injury, I would imagine Corey will get another September call up and then be in the mix for reserve outfielder next season.

    2. On the bright side, fans in Syracuse have something to cheer about since they lost Harper and Moore (and will probably only get back one of those two).

    1. He won’t make five million if he does. He’ll get the major league minimum the way he is pitching. Big drop in salary for the newly married Lannan. That usual has a detrimental effect on baseball marriages.

  2. Hmmm, I think we have someone playing favorites in Syracuse…………… A 1.1136 OPS is good, while a 1.216 OPS is only interesting? Color me confused.

    Gonna have to look at the Harrisburg hitting stats now, a below average OPS is the good. Yech!

    1. Nope Luke isn’t playing favorites. Corey’s stats are over an entire season. Xavier Paul just showed up from some personal issues he had to deal with seems like a week ago.

      Much smaller sample size. Let’s see how Xavier Paul looks a month or so from now.

  3. Well, I think Syracuse should have this ‘big league’ second baseman if DJ didn’t have a penchant for sticking with players until they have helped contribute to far too many Nat’s losses. Espinosa has been nothing short of pathetic offensively since last July. Lombo was very good when playing regularly. Brown and Paul couldn’t be any worse than Ankiel and Bernadina. Surely, it would be worth a try. And send

  4. Good comments, Jeeves, IMO. Give Tyler Moore, Lombo, Paul and/or others a chance. Espinosa needs to work on his hitting somewhere other than The Show. How many times does the poor guy have to K before the Nats make a change? And Bernie has had multiple chances. … The Suns’ Bobby Lucas is doing great. Any thoughts on Bobby?

    1. A project. Last year he appeared to be the pitching analog to the hitter that either goes deep or whiffs, averaging a little less than 11K and a little more than 11 hits per 9IP. He’s also turning 25 in August. Not a hard thrower.

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