Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 16

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 62-49, 1st place I.L. North +.001 W% ahead

Good Emmanuel Burris .351/.422/.514 in July (17G)
Bad Taylor Hill 0-3, 5.48/6.67/1.69, 5HR in 5 July GS
Interesting Rafael Martin 38 consecutive IP w/o an ER (19⅓ at AA; 18⅔ at AAA)

HARRISBURG SENATORS 45-65, 6th place E.L. West, 20 games behind

Good Scott McGregor 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 0.85 WHIP in July
Bad Senators third baseman not named Adrian Sanchez = 19E, .875 Fld. Pct.
Interesting Adrian Sanchez 2E in 39G at 3B (.971 Fld. Pct.)

POTOMAC NATIONALS 20-18, 1st place C.L. North, .001 W% ahead (58-49 overall)

Good Pedro Severino .304/.368/.468 since All-Star Break (26G)
Bad Dakota Bacus 6.33 ERA, 1.66 WHIP in July (5GS)
Interesting 752 batting K second-fewest in the Carolina League

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 26-14, 1st place Sally North, 1 game ahead (70-40 overall)

Good Lucas Giolito (duh) 5-2, 1.95/2.90/0.87, 10.3K/9IP in last 10 GS
Bad Narciso Mesa 6BB drawn in 46G
Interesting Zero CG through 110G (tied with Asheville; Savannah has 8)

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 21-25, 4th place Pinckney Division, New York-Penn League, 10½ games behind

Good Raudy Read .319/.350/.532, 4HR, 16RBI in July (25G)
Bad Connor Bach 4.96 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 18BB in 7 appearances (16⅓ IP)
Interesting 3.87 R/G = 13th in 14-team NYPL

GCL NATIONALS 20-16, 2nd place GCL East, 4½ games behind

Good John Feliz 3-1, 1SV, 1.23/2.04/0.82 in 14⅔ IP
Bad Ryan Ripken .453 OPS in 51AB
Interesting 2012 Avg. Batter Age = 20.9
2013 Avg. Batter Age = 19.7 (2014 Lg. Avg)
2014 Avg. Batter Age = 19.2

DSL NATIONALS 29-23, 4th place Boca Chica South, 8 games behind

Good 17-y.o. Telmito Agustin .877 OPS, 22SB, 5CS
Bad 19-y.o. Michael Archibald 1-0, 7.43 ERA, 2.10 WHIP in 13⅓ IP
Interesting 20-y.o. Angher Cespedes 4-0, 7SV, 3.49 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 38K in 28⅓ 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.

8 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 16”

  1. With a name like Michael Archibald and left handed
    One has to like him .
    Time plus tragedy equals humor. Thought for the
    If Goodwin is out long term. Taylor and Ramsey
    Should suit up for chiefs in sept

  2. Burriss moves up into the slot that gets filled should one of Desmond, Espinosa, or Frandsen go down? Does Laird now backup Rendon given the year he’s had? Because after all Zach could play all of those positions while Frandsen, to be charitable, is less than average at all?

    1. I thought Burriss had an outside shot of getting a callup had Desmond been seriously hurt awhile back. Really want to see him play at least one game in a Nats uniform. He went to Wilson High in DC and that would be huge for the city if he helped win a game for the Nats. Only issue is that would require an injury to a regular so I’m not rooting for that.

  3. Can someone remind me again what happeend to Goodwin? I can’t seem to recall what injury it was.

      1. Was told by a reliable source, not the Chiefs beat writer, that Goodwin separated his shoulder. Now Hood has a “mystery” injury. Probably won’t find out how Hood “injured” himself. The Chiefs beat writer is terrible in reporting about injuries.

        1. One thing for sure you don’t see Brian Goodwin out there coaching third base for the Chiefs the way Destin Hood has. So, perhaps the injury of Goodwin is real while that of Hood?

    1. What an awful, awful year for Goodwin. I guess he’s young enough that he can come back from this, but to add injury to insulting production means that Taylor has probably passed him and that creates a bit of quandry for the organization about what to do with the CF slot next year. I say start Taylor in CF and move Goodwin next to him, but I’m not Rizzo plus I’m biased toward Taylor as you all know.

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