Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 1

It’s Good Friday. And Bad Friday. And Interesting Friday. It’s a silly little thing I started a few years back that’s become a site staple. Stolen from Named after comedian Demetri Martin’s segment from his show on Comedy Central.

Now, for the usual disclaimers… it’s early, sample sizes are small, stats in the minors aren’t as meaningful as we think, void where prohibited, your mileage may vary. And the usual reminder: the guys, their families, and their agents reading this, so keep it clean in the comments. This is just for fun.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 5-8, 5th place I.L. North, 3 games behind

Good Taylor Hill 2-0, 0.69 ERA/2.97 FIP/0.54 WHIP in 2GS
Bad Brock Peterson .191/.220/.234, 14K in 13G
Interesting Starters not named Omar Poveda – 1.95/3.33/0.86

HARRISBURG SENATORS 3-9, 6th place E.L. West, 5 games behind

Good Justin Bloxom .357/.438/.464 in 10G
Bad Matt Purke 0-2, 10.13 ERA, 2.13 WHIP in 2GS
Interesting Destin Hood 4SB in 10G (5 in 112G in ’13)

POTOMAC NATIONALS 8-6, T1st place C.L. North, 1 game ahead

Good Brian Dupra 2-0, 0.71/0.67/0.87, 17K in 12⅔ IP
Bad Adrian Sanchez .057/.171/.086 in 11G
Interesting Zero quality starts in 14G

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 10-4, 1st place Sally North, 3 games ahead

Good Wilmer Difo .317/.364/.417, 8SB in 14G
Bad David Masters .132/.233/.184 in 11G
Interesting 3HR allowed by Suns pitchers in 126⅔ IP

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.

9 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 1”

  1. This Suns team might be worth a trip to Hagerstown this Spring to see what is coming to Potomac mid Summer.
    I am very surprised the Harrisburg team is struggling this much so far.
    The Chiefs “underperformance” is understandable considering most of their young prospects are with the big club right now.

  2. P nats fan. Anderson playing good small ball game
    Love Difo and Ward
    Wooten should reach W- bridge later this season.
    He has that lanky morse build.
    Look forward to Lippencott and Dent hustle
    Up to hags

  3. Things are so busy with my finally trying to set up my own business plus nonprofit that I’m unlikely to have much time to watch baseball until after the June SAT. Kind of the equivalent of my own personal Goldman Sachs internship. The good news is that once I’m done I’m working for myself for the most part and I’ll have a lot of discretion over how I use my time.

    Anyways, thanks for this. A few minutes looking over your info helps me pretend that I’m still the uber fan that I desire to be. A couple of comments:
    A) Hope Bloxom keeps it up and reestablishes himself as a prospect.
    B) Purke’s performance is so very discouraging. Would love to get inside the head of one of his coaches and one of his trainers to find out how much of this is working out the kinks, how much of this is the problem with his oh so fragile arm, and how much this is he is what his stats are.
    C) Glad to see Hood register here for something positive. Developing the speed tool adds value. At his age, he’s got to squeeze every last drop of his talent out if he is to earn the promotion that would justify his continuing to remain in baseball and not return to football.
    D) How does a team go 8-6 with zero quality starts? Mystified am I. And who are these P-Nats? Isn’t their move to stink the first half, get some promotions, and ball out for a playoff spot the second half.
    E) Hagerstown appears to be for reals. Could be a special first half for them. And a special first half for the P-Nats? Can a group of guys within two championships in one year, a first half title in Hagerstown and a second half title in Potomac? That ought to be the goal that TherZo has articulated for their team, even as personal development for the ultimate major league promotions take precedence.

    As always, I look forward to seeing the community’s comments on this helpful post. My dream in life is to come up with a column as effective as Good, Bad, and Interesting. Well, at least that’s my dream in life at 6:27AM on 4/19/2014. I suspect it will change around 6:30 or so.

  4. The season has finally arrived with GBI.

    Agree totally with SD on Purke. He seems a loong ways away from the show.

    The ’27 Yanks, er, 2014 Suns must be a lot of fun to watch.

  5. Adrian Sanchez just RAISED his average to .057. It’s been 3 years. Time to say so long.

    1. I’m never ready to say “so long” to a player on these boards, but maybe it’s time to send him down a level. Is he hurt? It’s tough to hit .057 at any level. Anybody with any intel on Sanchez?

  6. Glad to see Brian Dupra getting off to a good start. He’s a great, great kid – I know that family (in Roch, NY) and have a feeling h’es going to put things together this year!
    (btw – you do a great job on this site, would love to see one for the Phils system. i know that’s heresy on a Nats site. But I come here to follow Brian and enjoy all your coverage)

    1. Thanks. You might want to try Phuture Phillies. Can’t say that I read them frequently, but I do like their, um, philosophy about keeping things focused on the minors.

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