Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 4

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 18-15, 3rd place I.L. North, 1 game behind

Good Destin Hood .357/.424/.607, HR, 8RBI in 8G since promotion
Bad Daniel Stange 2.11 WHIP, 12BB WHIP in 12 appearances
Interesting Team OBP .347, 1st in International League

HARRISBURG SENATORS 10-21, 6th place E.L. West, 10 games behind

Good Matt Grace 1-0, 1.59/2.84/1.10, .143 OBA vs. LHBs
Bad Jason Martinson .179BA, 13K in last 10G
Interesting 83.7% SB success rate (31-for-37), 2nd in E.L.

POTOMAC NATIONALS 18-12, 1st place C.L. North, 4½ games ahead

Good Stephen Perez .412/.512/.529 in last 10G (.343/.409/.465 overall)
Bad Brett Mooneyham 7.06/7.59/2.22 in 21⅔ innings (7G, 6GS)
Interesting Gilberto Mendez 1-0, 2SV 1.59/2.07/0.69 in 11⅔ IP, 9 appearances

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 25-7, 1st place Sally North, 7 games ahead

Good Austin Voth 2.28/2.55/1.16 in 6GS (27⅔ IP)
Bad Tied for 7th in team HR — Top 3 in every other offensive category except doubles and nose hairs
Interesting Catchers are batting .333/.383/.520 with 6HR, 21RBI on offense; 1 error, 4 passed balls and a 40% CS rate on defense.

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.

10 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 4”

  1. Erik Komatsu has been released, it appears. He is my prime example of why I still like the Rule 5 draft. This release may be the beginning of the end for Komatsu, but no matter what he had that cup of coffee. He played for the Cardinals and Twins, and you can’t take that away from him.

    1. Poor guy, he really was snake-bitten once he got the the Nats organization. His 30 games in the show was very Bull Durhamish. He’s only 26, but ……..

  2. Hey Luke – any idea of the status of Randy Encarnacion? For all the attention paid to Drew Ward, RE managed to put up a .959 OPS in the GCL at the age of 18. Is he in extended ST and bound for Auburn? Injured?

    1. True, but Encarnacion played in 34 games and has a lot of OFs in front of him whereas Ward has nobody blocking him, really. I’d lean towards Auburn since it’s unusual for a player to repeat both the GCL and DSL.

      1. Well, technically, Ward has Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon blocking him at third base … just not a lot in between him and the bigs 🙂

  3. I just want to applaud you for finding something good to say about the Harrisburg Senators.

  4. Komatsu lost out to Sam fuld in Minnesota
    Even if he was released earlier
    Nats getting nice work from guys like Johnson and
    Other bench types.
    Komatsu is a minor league version of Ian Stewart
    Who just hit a wall unexpected .

  5. Time and patience with sens
    Like last year. Momentum can build after
    Draft, promotions and a nifty deal .

    1. I applaud your optimism, but I’m left to conclude that the Sens are simply bad at baseball. Except Michael Taylor. He is at least pretty good and possibly very good. Praying that he goes from Good To Great.

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