Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 10

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 43-30, 1st place I.L. North, 2 games ahead

Good Tyler Moore .383/.500/.660 in June (14G)
Bad Mike Gonzalez 5.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP over last 10 appearances
Interesting Daniel Stange 11⅓ consecutive IP w/o an ER allowed (7 appearances)

HARRISBURG SENATORS 28-42, 5th place E.L. West, 13½ games behind

Good Tyler Herron 1-0, 2 SV, 1.88 ERA, 1.40 WHIP over last 11 appearances
Bad 68 errors in 70 games (9th in 12-team E.L.)
Interesting 48 different players have played for the Senators thus far (H/T Sens PR)

POTOMAC NATIONALS 0-1, T2nd place, 1 game behind (38-32 overall)

Good Oscar Tejeda .297/.381/.514, 2HR, 5RBI in last 10G
Bad 7th or 8th in every team pitching category except BB (6th)
Interesting (No, not really) Excluding MLB rehabs, the P-Nats have used 13 different SP, 23 pitchers overall

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 1-0, T1st place Sally North, 1 game ahead (45-26 overall)

Good Jake Walsh 0-2, 4SV, 1.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Bad Drew Ward 56K in 54G
Interesting .977 Fld%, 46% CS rate — both #1 in 14-team Sally League

DSL NATIONALS 11-6, 2nd place Boca Chica South, 2 games behind

Good 19-y.o. Angher Cespedes 1-0, 3SV, 14K in 9⅔ IP (six appearances)
Bad 18-y.o. Luis Rengel .459 OPS, 5E in 13G
Interesting 17-y.o. Victor Robles 11SB, .916OPS in 14G

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.

7 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 10”

  1. A few observations:
    1) Why is Mike Gonzalez in the organization at this point? Perhaps he’s that veteran presence that teaches the Nationals culture that rZo The Scout seems to covet.

    2) Seems like a lot of roster churn for the Senators and P-Nats. Any ideas why that is?

    3) So sad to see that I now favor two players that struggle with strike zone recognition due to elevated K%: Drew Ward and a man who shall not be named because this would stain him with a bad statistical

    4) Man, I’m out of it. Seems like the DSL just started and they’ve played 17 games already!

    1. I hope you don’t mean Michael Taylor he with the .415 OBP? He has offset his strikeouts with 36 walks.

      As Jeff so aptly states Drew Ward is still very young. Everyone was hoping for a Harper-like surge to the majors but
      it looks like he’s going to end up graduating from every level.

      Weston Davis? I sure hope some of those lefties like McKenzie Mills bear out. They seem bereft of healthy, high ceiling lefties again.

  2. I forgot. How in God’s name did you have time to do GBI while you’re on the road and going bare bones on the bullet points and game summaries?

  3. Drew Ward is just 18.
    The DL lists@AA/ A ball sure lead to
    The pitching heavy June draft haul.
    Repeat. Weston Davis is this year’s
    AJ Cole steal from a Florida NCAA

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