Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 7

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 29-24, 1st place I.L. North, ½ game ahead

Good Taylor Hill 7-1, 1SV 1.57/3.38/0.90, 2CG in 11 appearances, 10GS
Bad 31 team HR, 11th in 14-team I.L.
Interesting Destin Hood .410/.452/.744, 3HR in last 10G

HARRISBURG SENATORS 18-34, 6th place E.L. West, 14½ games behind

Good Michael Taylor .370/.442/.730 in May (27G)
Bad Omar Poveda 5.82/4.21/0.94, 5HR in 3GS at AA
Interesting 23 pitchers, 12 starters, 2 position players have pitched in 52 games

POTOMAC NATIONALS 26-26, 3rd place C.L. North, 1½ games behind

Good Derek Self 2-0, 2SV 0.42/2.11/0.51 in 14 appearances (21⅔ IP)
Bad Mike McQuillan .111/.273/.111 in last 10G
Interesting 41% CS rate by catchers is No. 1 in eight-team Carolina Lg.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 36-16, 1st place Sally North, 5½ games ahead

Good Wilmer Difo .317BA in May, .313 in April, .310 in last 10G
Bad R.C. Orlan 0-2, 6.35/4.24/1.68 in five appearances
Interesting Brendan Middleton .406/.500/.406 in last 10G

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.

3 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 7”

  1. Last night the Nicholson movie was on The Two Jakes.
    this could be 2014 Nats draft theme: Jake Greenwood number 1 and second round…Jake Stinnett..Maryland Terp ace.
    don’t dump on Orlan….he is this year’s Nic Lee for Hagsa doing yeomans duty out of pen.
    Go Tar Heels.
    I sure hope amidst all the arms Nats brass draft June 5-7 they scoop up the slugger from Miami HS.
    Love Pleff hitting .300 in Carolina League!

  2. Michael Taylor now appears to be on his way to becoming a Mike Morse type epiphany. 14 homers already? On what amounts to a very bad team? Could he hit 40? If he does how does Rizzo not put him in CF?

  3. “31 team HR, 11th in 14-team I.L.” Should get fixed rapidly with Tyler Moore and Zach Walters back in the mix unless a trade ensues.

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