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#1 by markfd - May 14th, 2010 at 14:13
Excellent! Thank goodness he will not be called a prospect sometime after June 1st!
Also thankful we did not sign Aaron Crow, although I wonder if the undrafted year stunted his development a bit.
#2 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 14:42
For me, the interesting thing about this prospect sheet is Flores at number 2. For all we complain about the Mets farm system, they do throw the bucks at the internationals and it will pay off in the long run.
#3 by Nate - May 14th, 2010 at 15:36
Do we complain about the Mets farm system? If so, why?
#4 by Ronny - May 14th, 2010 at 16:03
Where is Steven Souza on that list? He has been a beast for some weeks now. Why no mention?
#5 by Brian Oliver - May 14th, 2010 at 17:02
Because there are 30 major league teams and they typically “share the wealth”
#6 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 18:43
@Nate LOL, no we probably don’t claim about their farm system. I think their fans do, and I think they get some criticism for their system from fans at large.
#7 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 18:45
JR Higley’s making his debut for the Suns tonight. Hopefully he’ll be able to be a contributor for the squad.
#8 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 18:51
FYI: Roster move made to get Higley in the game. Marcus Jones has been sent to Vermont and Higley’s been activated from the Hagerstown DL.
#9 by Ric - May 14th, 2010 at 19:53
Where’s Higley playing – right field?
#10 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 20:12
Yep. 1-2 for so far. Hood’s 2-3 with a single and a double. McGeary looked real good 2 night, 0R, 2BB, 8K. Some folks look at ERA and are down on him. Sounds like he’s got plus stuff and a lethal curve when can get it over.
Suns up 3-0 after 6. I’m probably going to head downstairs to follow the Phillies game now, but it’s fun and free to listen to the MiLB broadcasts sometimes. They had Miss Washington County in the booth the last inning. Plus you get some of the qualitative info on players that you can’t get from just following the box scores.
#11 by Souldrummer - May 14th, 2010 at 20:13
@Ric..sorry 4 OF for tonight for Hagerstown, Hood in Left, Perez in CF, Higley in RF, Ramirez is DH.
#12 by Cole - May 15th, 2010 at 08:48
Nationals.com reported that Jordan Zimmermann threw one inning in a simulated game on Wednesday.
#13 by Jeff - May 15th, 2010 at 08:52
Souldrummer. I was at the Suns game last night. Higley has an absolute CANNON in RF! He rifled a ball to home plate, perfect throw on fire, such a beauty, runner at thrird stopped about midway, got caught in a rundown and was thrown out at third lol
#14 by John O’Connor - May 15th, 2010 at 09:06
And afterward, Jordan Zimmermann drank a simulated beer.
#15 by expo_ram - May 15th, 2010 at 10:53
Mr. Crowe….not so hot….that’s a shame. (roll eyes)
#16 by Jeff - May 15th, 2010 at 11:19
Drew Storen > Aaron Crow. We win.
#17 by Souldrummer - May 15th, 2010 at 11:42
It’s real, real early. Detweiler started out slow too. I’m not making too much of Crow’s slow start yet. You’ve got to give me at least 2-3 years to start evaluating a draft. We haven’t seen Storen pitch to MLB hitters yet, either.
#18 by Souldrummer - May 15th, 2010 at 11:43
@Jeff Thanks for the heads up. The announcers on the Suns broadcast were talking about Higley’s arm as well. You’ve got to believe that between Hood, Higley, Ramirez, and Perez someone in that outfield is going to hit for the Nationals at some point. Hagerstown is really swinging the bats well so far this year.
#19 by Jeff - May 15th, 2010 at 12:43
Hood is a big kid, broad shoulders. He made a nice play in LF as well & has relatively good speed beating out an infield single early and then lined a shot into right center for a double later… If I’m not mistaken is Perez a former Dominican league guy?
#20 by Jeff - May 15th, 2010 at 12:44
And what is up with Detwiler? Is he injured? Haven’t been impressed with him thus far. Especially considering I was on this very board a couple of years ago vouching hard for Jason Heyward with that #6 pick :(
#21 by Brian Oliver - May 15th, 2010 at 13:21
Detwiler had hip surgery during the spring. Likely out until later in the season
#22 by Marcus - May 15th, 2010 at 13:46
Hey Jeff, Thanks for the reports on Hagerstown can ya give us some info on ur thoughts on other players like McGeary and Perez
#23 by Sue Dinem - May 15th, 2010 at 14:42
Marcus – Our (NationalsProspects.com) Hagerstown guy had this to say about McGeary:
“I have seen McGeary twice this year and it finally seems like he is chipping the rust off. The breaking ball is much improved after huge issues last season and he looks to be throwing in the low 90’s.”
And this to say about Perez: “He can run, but has zero power and for a guy reported to be a high-contact hitter, I just don’t see it. His swing reminds me of the flails that Japanese players sometimes show. Defensively,to me it appears that scouts have equated speed and range with defensive skills. To me, he has severe issues in judging fly balls and takes wrong paths often. From what I have seen thus far,Perez is the most overrated prospect they have.”
#24 by peric - May 15th, 2010 at 18:04
Just in from Ladson: Double-A Harrisburg announced that OF Leonard Davis has been transferred to Class A Vermont.
#25 by peric - May 15th, 2010 at 18:09
souldrummer don’t forget 2009 draft pick and switch hitter Justin Bloxom. Looks like he may replace Perez as a top prospect.
#26 by peric - May 15th, 2010 at 18:36
Old news I guess?
Morse to be activated on Monday DENVER — Outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse will be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals on Monday, when they play the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Morse hasn’t played in the big leagues since early April because of a left calf strain. Once he returns, Morse will most likely platoon with Roger Bernadina in right field.
#27 by peric - May 15th, 2010 at 18:41
Rhinehart and Jacobsen appear to be splitting time in left field for the Potomac Nationals.
#28 by Chris - May 15th, 2010 at 21:23
Slow down a little. Bloxom is a 22 year-old in Low A while Eury is playing at the same level, but he’s 19 and in his first year of full-time professional baseball.
#29 by Souldrummer - May 15th, 2010 at 23:42
@peric The other half of that move is that Willy Taveras has been DFAed. Thank god, that man’s at bats are so ugly they will turn fans into stone. Plus if we’re only going to be using him as a pinch runner we can have Alberto Gonzalez do that. Hurt our outfield defense a tad but the lack of pinch hitting pop is a weakness, especially with the lack of shutdown 7th inning plus starting pitching.
@peric They sent Leonard Davis all the way down to Vermont? What’s up with that? Is he hurt or something? Is there a callup happening as well? Does this mean that Burgess is getting a callup to Harrisburg or something? That seems like a drastic move. Davis is pretty much just organizational filler at this point unless they have some position planned for him and they want to give him low pressure ABs at Vermont. Very shocked by that move and would like to learn more.
#30 by Souldrummer - May 16th, 2010 at 00:04
@all The corresponding move for the Leonard Davis to Vermont is that Edgardo Baez has been called up to Potomac.
#31 by Souldrummer - May 16th, 2010 at 01:01
Correction: Here are the moves that they’ve made. Morse called up to Washington from Syracuse (PH, right handed bat, possible 1B sub for Dunn and RF platoon with Harris/Bernadina). Taveras DFAed (until they can send him to Syracuse hopefully with the Maxwell, Mench, ? outfield in Syracuse). Davis sent to Vermont (perhaps this organizational depth is being hidden away until they know what’s going to happen to Taveras, who’d they prefer to send to Syracuse than Davis) Baez sent from Potomac to Harrisburg (yuck, yuck, yuck but not many alternatives)
Anyone with more knowledge or better guesses on this stuff gets as always earns my undying respect.
#32 by Jane - May 16th, 2010 at 05:55
Leonard Davis was promoted to Syracuse!!!!
#33 by Sue Dinem - May 16th, 2010 at 08:23
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TOSD – I’d say the Davis roster move is purely procedural. The NY Penn League allows you to have 35 players on a roster, 30 active, and 25 eligible to play. Like all things transaction-related, MLB and MiLB likes to keep us in the dark so I wouldn’t expect this to be made clear until Monday or Tuesday.
FWIW, we thought we saw a guy wearing #41 in the Potomac bullpen who was clearly not Jesse Estrada, who’s rather easy to spot at 6′8″ 260. My guess is that perhaps Dean Weaver had been called up from Hagerstown.
#34 by Marcus - May 16th, 2010 at 09:03
#35 by Jeff - May 16th, 2010 at 12:40
LOL@the thought of Davis being demoted to Vermont. He’s a better prospect than Chris Marrero at this point. He’s in Syracuse.
#36 by gmo - May 16th, 2010 at 13:53
It was just procedural. Davis is with Syracuse, but there wasn’t yet an available roster spot yesterday. There was no “demotion” or anything like that.