Tanner Roark Named Int’l Lg. Pitcher of the Week

Tanner RoarkOn the strength of his complete game win yesterday, Tanner Roark was named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 23 to 29.

Roark twice went seven innings during the week, winning both starts giving up just a run in each outing. He allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out 13 batters combined.

The 25-year-old was acquired at the 2010 trade deadline along with Harrisburg Senator RHP Ryan Tatusko from the Texas Rangers for Christian Guzman, which has led to the nickname of “The Guz Two,” by regular readers here.

Roark currently leads the Syracuse Chiefs in strikeouts, walks, and losses but is also third in innings pitched, and has exceeded 100IP for four straight seasons.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. 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.

3 thoughts on “Tanner Roark Named Int’l Lg. Pitcher of the Week”

  1. That’s great, and of course follows a week or so after I wrote something to the effect of “Well, that Guzman trade didn’t really result in anything for the Nats.” Keep it up, Tanner, except for the walks and losses.


    1. The fact that we got ANYTHING for Guzman was amazing, especially since he collected exactly seven hits the rest of that season for the Rangers.

      I’ll always wonder what the return would have been had Bowden traded D Young and Cordero in 2007 and Guzman in 2008 as he should have.

      1. I wonder, too. Whatever we received, the player(s) would likely be ready to come up or simply be filler by now. However, the Nats are where they are because of both the trades they made and the ones they failed to make. It’s very hard to complain about the current product that resulted.


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