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Frias to DL for Potomac

RHP Marcos Frias was placed on the DL for Potomac. 24-year old RHP Zach Dials has been added to the P-Nats roster. Dials was signed recently as a minor league free agent after five appearances for Toronto’s Double-A team in New Hampshire. All his appearances were in relief.


At The Pfitz

watching Brad Peacock against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Today’s starting lineup


  • 2B Lombardozzi
  • CA Brian Peacock
  • DH Norris
  • RF Burgess
  • LF Rhinehart
  • 1B Moore
  • 3B Pahuta
  • CF Moresi
  • SS Lozada
  • SP Brad Peacock


Derek Norris Placed on DL’s transactions have Potomac CA Derek Norris placed on the 7-day DL and replaced by OF Michael Guerrero from extended spring training.

I’m trying to figure out the duration of his DL stay

Update: InsideNoVa had the news a couple of hours ago.


Roster Moves

Cleaning up the Big Board some.

  • Syracuse – Added RHP Andrew Brown ostensibly to replace RHP Garrett Mock who went on the DL instead of reporting to the Chiefs … Chiefs are at a full 24-man
  • Harrisburg – Sent UTIL Dan Nelson along with RHP Adrian Alaniz (who was not on the Senators active roster) to Potomac … Senators are at 23/24
  • Potomac … placed RHP Robinson Fabian, OF Nick Moresi, UTIL Nick Arata, and OF Boomer Whiting on the DL. Added Nelson & Alaniz from Harrisburg along with OF Chris Curran and IF Wilberto Ortiz … full 25-man roster

No word yet on the variety of injuries


More Rosters



  • Luis Atilano
  • Collin Balester
  • Andrew Kown
  • Shairon Martis
  • JD Martin
  • Scott Olsen
  • Mike MacDougal (DL)
  • Joel Peralta
  • Atahualpa Severino
  • Doug Slaten
  • Jack Spradlin
  • Josh Wilkie
  • Zech Zinicola


  • Devin Ivany
  • Carlos Maldonado
  • Jamie Burke (DL)


  • Eric Bruntlett
  • Seth Bynum
  • Eric Duncan
  • Chase Lambin
  • Luis Ordaz (DL)
  • Pete Orr
  • Josh Whitesell


  • Roger Bernadina
  • Justin Maxwell
  • Kevin Mench
  • Marvin Lowrance
  • Jerry Owens (DL)



  • Brad Peacock
  • Marcos Frias
  • Robinson Fabian
  • Patrick Lehman
  • Evan Bronson
  • Clayton Dill
  • Justin Phillabaum
  • Jesse Estrada
  • Ricardo Pecina
  • Cole Kimball
  • Luis Garcia
  • Patrick McCoy
  • Martin Beno


  • Derek Norris
  • Brian Peacock


  • Tyler Moore
  • Stephen Lombardozzi
  • Jose Lozada
  • Tim Pahuta
  • Nick Arata
  • Robby Jacobsen


  • Michael Burgess
  • Nick Moresi
  • Boomer Whiting
  • Francisco Plasencia



  • Paul Applebee
  • Patrick Arnold
  • Mitchell Clegg
  • Paul Demny
  • Austin Garrett (DL)
  • Glenn Gibson
  • Trevor Holder
  • Jack McGeary
  • Kyle Morrison
  • Daniel Rosenbaum
  • Josh Smoker
  • Wanel Vasquez
  • Dean Weaver
  • Colton Willems


  • Sandy Leon
  • Adrian Nieto


  • Justin Bloxom
  • Jeffery Kobernus
  • Brett Newsome
  • Sean Nicol
  • Francisco Soriano
  • Steven Souza


  • J.R. Higley (DL)
  • Destin Hood
  • Marcus Jones
  • Eury Perez
  • J.P. Ramirez


Minor League Rosters

Spoke with the Nationals and was told that minor league rosters will likely be announced this weekend. I’ll keep everyone posted on the information and post it once I receive it.


An Updated Big Board

full of guesses.

I have had a few comments over the past couple of weeks asking who will be assigned to what levels in the minor leagues. Over the past couple of days, I attempted to make an educated guess and this is what I came up with.

There is an overabundance of arms that need to be assigned (and I still didn’t find a home for Josh Smoker or Colton Willems in full season ball).

Let’s use this as a jumping off point. Feel free to critique, criticize or tell me I’m nuts.


P-Nats Headed to Fenway

The Potomac Nationals will be playing a game at Fenway Park on July 10. The Boston Red Sox have been playing the Futures at Fenway for the past five years, giving Red Sox fans a chance to see some of the team’s top prospects.

It’s something that I hope the Nationals will adopt themselves some time in the near future. With Harrisburg, Potomac, & Hagerstown as close as they are, it makes sense. I’ve asked Nats President Stan Kasten about this and he understood my interest in the game but was not sure there would be enough fan interest.


Minor League Coaches Announced

Minor League Coordinators

  • Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley (GCL manager in 2009)
  • Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams (returns)
  • Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu (new)
  • OF/Baserunning Coordinator: Devon White (returns)
  • Infield Coordinator: Jeff Garber (also Vermont manager) [returns]
  • Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Mark Grater (returns)
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Landon Brandes (TBD)


  • Manager: Trent Jewett (Potomac manager in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: Greg Booker (was scout for Rockies in 2009; previously coach with Indians, Rockies & Padres)
  • Hitting Coach: Jerry Browne (Potomac hitting coach in 2009)
  • Trainer: Beth Jarrett (returns)


  • Manager: Randy Knorr (Nationals bullpen coach in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: Randy Tomlin (returns)
  • Hitting Coach: Troy Gingrich (returns)
  • Trainer: Atsushi Toriida (returns)


  • Manager: Gary Cathcart (coach/manager in Blue Jays organization)
  • Pitching Coach: Paul Menhart (returns)
  • Hitting Coach: Matt Nokes (new)
  • Trainer: Jeff Allred (TBD)


  • Manager: Matt LeCroy (returns)
  • Pitching Coach: Chris Michalak (new)
  • Hitting Coach: Tony Tarasco (returns)
  • Trainer: Alan Wood (TBD)


  • Manager: Jeff Garber
  • Pitching Coach: Franklin Bravo
  • Hitting Coach: Paul Sanagorski
  • Trainer: Jon Kotredes


  • Manager: Bobby Williams
  • Pitching Coach: Joel Sanchez
  • Hitting Coach: Sergio Mendez/John Poppert
  • Trainer: Wilkin Perez


Updated Organizational Chart

I have once again updated my best guess of the Nationals hierarchy. There are still some unknown players in the chart (my pet rock of an overseer of the Pacific Rim a prime example).

The next step we have is the announcing of the coaching staffs. To date we have …


  • Manager: Jim Riggleman (returning, had interim tag removed)
  • Bench Coach: John McLaren (replaces Pat Corrales)
  • Hitting Coach: Rick Eckstein (returning)
  • Pitching Coach: Steve McCatty (returning)
  • First Base Coach: TBD (replaces Marquis Grisson)
  • Third Base Coach: Pat Listach (returning)
  • Bullpen Coach: TBD (replaces Randy Knorr)

Overall Minor Leagues

  • Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams (returning)
  • Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu (replaces Ralph Dickenson)
  • Minor League Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley


  • Manager: Trent Jewett (replaces Tim Foli; Jewett was Potomac manager in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (replaces Darnell Coles)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (replaces Rich Gale)
  • John Poppert served as the bullpen coach in 2009, no idea if this role will be retained


  • Manager: Randy Knorr (replaces John Stearns)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Troy Gingrich in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: Randy Tomlin (returning)


  • Manager: TBD (replaces Jewett)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Jerry Browne in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Paul Menhart in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (Matt LeCroy in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Tony Tarasco in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Franklyn Bravo in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (Jeff Garber in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Sergio Mendez in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Mark Grater in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (replaces Bobby Henley)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Paul Sanagorski in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Joel Sanchez in 2009)
  • Cesar Cedeno was a coach in the GCL in 2009, no word if this position will be refilled


  • Manager: TBD (Juan Bernhardt in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD
  • Pitching Coach: TBD