Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 8

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 29-32, 5th place I.L. North, 10 games behind

Good Jim Negrych .333/.429/.611 in June
Bad Tanner Roark 0-3, 10.80 ERA, 2.18 WHIP in last 3 appearances
Interesting Team SLG .384, minus Brown/Moore/Paul (.561 combined) = .331

HARRISBURG SENATORS 32-27, 2nd place E.L. West, 5½ games behind

Good Hector Nelo 0.82ERA, 5SV, 15K last 10 appearances
Bad Chris McConnell .168/.213/.218 in 38G
Interesting Team 67 steals leads E.L.

POTOMAC NATIONALS 26-32, 3rd place C.L. North Division, 4 games behind

Good Zach Walters .429/.432/.743, 3HR, 6RBI in last 10G
Bad Paul Applebee 6HR allowed in 27⅔ IP
Interesting Team Pitching: 8th in every major category but BB;
Team Fielding: 1st in E’s, 2nd SBs allowed, CS%, Fld% and PB’s

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 36-23, 2nd place Sally League North Divison, 3½ games behind

Good Steve Souza .341/.392/.651 in 35G
Bad Chris McKenzie 9.13 ERA, 2.12 WHIP, .337 OBA
Interesting Colin Bates 2-0, 1.80 ERA, 2HR, .147 OBA in first 5 appearances (10IP)

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. 8”

    1. As with all the Suns, um, hotties — where do you put them?

      Releasing Soriano would basically shift Kelso into his role (backup IF), which is how you’d make room for Skole.

      Walters could be playing his way up to City Island, but he’s been splitting time with Hague, which is how you’d make room for Martinson.

      I suppose it’s possible that Kevin Keyes could get demoted, but I doubt that’ll happen, and even then, we’re not entirely sure how the organization is going to rotate him and J.P. Ramirez between OF and DH in the long term.

  1. OK, when do we finally realize that the Guz2 trade is not going to produce and figure out what to do with Roark? He seems to have hit hit ceiling as a starter and maybe needs to be thought of as a potential reliever; then we could reward Rosenbaum with a AAA promotion. I can’t wait to see what this guy can do in Syracuse and ultimately DC.

    1. Let’s see if Danny can bounce back from the string of mediocre (compared to before) starts before Rhineharting him.

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