Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 19

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 63-70, 6th place I.L. North, 9½ games behind

Good Caleb Clay 4-2, 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP since promotion from Harrisburg
Bad Danny Espinosa .538 OPS in August (19 games)
Interesting Cole Kimball 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP in last five appearances (8/10-20)
(21.94, 3.19 in five appearances from 7/25-8/7)

HARRISBURG SENATORS 69-62, 2nd place E.L. West, ½ game behind

Good Richie Mirowski 1-0, 1.59 ERA, 14K in seven August appearances (11⅓ IP)
Bad 67 steals, 62.6% success rate (both league worst)
Interesting 7 of 11 remaining games against current 1st- (Erie) and 3rd-place (Richmond) teams;
other four against last-place Altoona

POTOMAC NATIONALS 37-22, 1st place C.L. North, 7½ games ahead (79-49 overall)

Good Caleb Ramsey .342/.379/.367 in August (20 games)
Bad Most pitching HRs allowed in the Carolina League…
Interesting … yet still leads Carolina League at 4.15 R/G

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 38-22, 2nd place Sally North, 1½ games ahead (76-51 overall)

Good Tony Renda .343/.465/.457 in last 10 games
Bad Um, no complete games?
Interesting Seven players with double digits in steals

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 22-40, 6th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 16½ games behind (eliminated)

Good Silvio Medina 12.8K/9IP (44K in 31IP)
Bad Cody Dent 3-for-30, 9K over last 10 games
Interesting 426 Team Batting K’s 4th best (fewest) in NYPL

Editor’s note: Due to time constraints, the GCL and DSL are being skipped for this edition. The next GBI will be published after the close of the regular season.

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.

6 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 19”

  1. I can sum up GCL to the crying fans over
    Ivan P getting dealt to Daytona Cubs
    H. Silvestre LHP. Wander Suero – stud- and
    Jefry Rodrieguez who Suero has bailed out in many
    Stud kid Ward hitting well in lineup along with
    DSL grad Orange Marmeloeyos – Diaz
    Spellcheck only does English. Lol!
    Bryan Meijia with xtra base lumber and speed
    7 triples with high BA

  2. GCL Nats:

    Good: Good? just good? Let’s talk historic!

    Bad: Could it matter?

    Interesting: Might the Nats finally have a wave of talent from deep in the system?

  3. In regards to Hagerstown. With no CGs
    Tripp had done a nice job getting the whole pitching
    Staff work. I will take league leading Shutouts
    Vs complete games
    Now Potomac enjoys Henke and Benincasa !!
    Comments from the cheap seats!!

    1. Phrased it as a question to indicate a bit of sarcasm. On a first-place team that’s among the league leaders by nearly every measure, it becomes challenging to find the proverbial nit without being utterly facetious.

  4. Pretty land when the ticket peeps at hags
    Doesn’t know who is taking the bump assignment
    Especially whe word on the cyber street says
    Stud Jake !!

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