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Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Topic Start: January 07, 2012, 12:32:06 PM »
Time to start the speculation of who lands where.

Per Kerr:  Eury Perez, Sammy Solis (if healthy), Destin Hood, and Jeff Kobernus are likely heading to Harrisburg.

http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2012/01/talent-will-follow-lecroy-from-potomac-to-harrisburg.html

I'm really excited to see how Hood handles AA, if he thrives, I'm hoping he's a September call-up.

Note from Chief:

continued from 2011 thread here: http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=21649.0


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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #2: January 07, 2012, 04:56:17 PM »
Rendon will start at Potomac if healthy
http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/12/nationals-believe-rendon-good-enough-to-start-career-with-potomac.html
I can't wait to see Purke, Meyer, and Goodwin. Probably all in Hagerstown?

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #3: January 07, 2012, 05:01:48 PM »
it's so weird being excited about our farm system.   Even with the GG trade we still have a lot of exciting guys at the AA and below levels.  AAA - uh, not so much....

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #4: January 07, 2012, 05:04:49 PM »
it's so weird being excited about our farm system.   Even with the GG trade we still have a lot of exciting guys at the AA and below levels.  AAA - uh, not so much....

Yeah. I bet Harper starts the season there though. That'll be exciting. Until he's called up a month later.

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« Reply #5: January 07, 2012, 07:00:20 PM »
Tendon will start at Potomac if healthy


Tendon?

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #6: January 07, 2012, 07:29:41 PM »
Time to start the speculation of who lands where.

Per Kerr:  Eury Perez, Sammy Solis (if healthy), Destin Hood, and Jeff Kobernus are likely heading to Harrisburg.

http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2012/01/talent-will-follow-lecroy-from-potomac-to-harrisburg.html

I'm really excited to see how Hood handles AA, if he thrives, I'm hoping he's a September call-up.

Note from Chief:

continued from 2011 thread here: http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=21649.0




DAMN Perez in AA - that's going to be a good outfield.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #7: January 07, 2012, 09:06:07 PM »
Tendon?

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Damn you auto correct!!! Rendon lol.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #8: January 12, 2012, 01:39:23 PM »
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With the latest BA transaction update comes the news that we had been expecting: Eight Nationals minor-leaguers were released last week (or early this week).

    RHP Mark Herrera
    LHP Chad Jenkins
    1B Russ Moldenhauer
    OF Chad Mozingo
    OF Wander Nunez
    C Wilfri Pena
    2B Roberto Perez
    RHP Manuel Rivera
    OF Connor Rowe

Damn Roberto Perez released. 8th round pick in '09. He was only 20, bizarre.


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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #9: January 12, 2012, 02:09:05 PM »
Russell Moldenhauer and Chad Mozingo released? :(
RM went to my high school and CM went to Rice

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #10: January 13, 2012, 11:43:51 AM »
RP - Herrera - 16th round in 2010

Not sure what happened with Mark... likely injury, though. Had a solid debut season in SS Vermont throwing 25 innings while striking out 31 and posting a 2.88 ERA. In 2011 he only got in 5.1 innings for the GCL club posting a 3.38 ERA. Life of a later round pick, I suppose.

RP - Jenkins - 17th round in 2008

Jenkins walked more guys than he struck out in 2011. That's an easy ticket out of town as a low levels minor league arm.

1B/DH - Moldenhauer - 24th round in 2010

Moldenhauer I'm a bit more surprised about.

2010 - .268/.377/.500/.877 in 138 AB in SS Vermont

2011 - .289/.371/.453/.824 in 190 AB in SS Auburn,
2011 - .174/.220/.261/.481 in 46 AB in Low A Hagerstown

I guess when you're a low round pick, out of college, and you don't post solid numbers right away, you risk the chance of being cut... and I guess the team thought they had someone with a bit more upside than Moldenhauer.

OF - Mozingo - 19th round in 2010

The writing had to be on the wall for Mozingo.

After putting up a respectable .359 OBP in SS ball (Vermont) in 2010, actually walking more times than he struck out 38/36, he only got in 20 games in the GCL in 2011 (either due to injury or demotion) and put up a .313 OBP.

OF - Nunez - 36th round in 2010

Hit .232/.302/.336/.638 with 0 HR and 13 RBI in 125 AB in 2010. Didn't get in a game in 2011. Never made it out of advanced Spring Training or was hurt. Either way, he's no longer part of the Nats minor league system.

C - Pena - NDFA in 2006

Career .225/.296/.303/.598 hitter over six seasons of affiliated ball. As a catcher, obviously he got more chances to iron things out on the offensive side... but when you're 24 and playing in SS ball, and you only hit .222/.280/.283/.563, your playing days are numbered.

2B - Perez - 8th round in 2009

A bit of a head scratcher as you don't see guys in the Top 10 rounds given up on so early. Hit .270/.288/.348/.636 in SS Auburn over 115 AB in 2011. His 3/24 BB/K rate is pretty bad, so that may have played a part... but otherwise, not sure what the Nats saw that warranted a release.

RP - Rivera - NDFA in 2007

Spent three of his five seasons with the DSL club and put up decent numbers... and his numbers weren't too bad state side, but he really didn't stand out either way. Went 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA in 20 games for SS Auburn this year over 25 innings pitched. Only had a 15/10 K/BB rate, though.

OF - Rowe - 21st round in 2010

Hit .202/.243/.341/.584 in 129 AB in 2010 for SS Vermont. Regressed to hit .192/.288/.308/.596 in 146 AB for SS Auburn as a 22 year old in 2011.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #11: January 14, 2012, 10:54:06 AM »
I see Josh Johnson is on the triple A roster

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #12: January 16, 2012, 07:11:21 PM »
Since Pea****, Cole and Norris were traded, here are the three guys Baseball America picked to take their place in the Top 10

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8. Destin Hood, of
Born: April 3, 1990. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 225. Drafted: HS—Mobile, Ala., 2008 (2nd round). Signed by: Eric Robinson.
The Nationals knew Hood was a long-term project when they signed him away from an Alabama football scholarship for a $1.1 million bonus in 2008. That has proven correct, though he showed signs of harnessing his significant raw talent last year in high Class A. Despite playing in the Carolina League (the lowest-scoring full-season circuit in 2011), he more than doubled his previous career totals for homers and steals while also dramatically improving his plate discipline. Hood excels at maintaining his balance through his swing and has toned down his tendency to chase sliders off the plate. He can drive the ball from line to line, showing very good doubles pop to the right-center gap and emerging home run power to the pull side. Washington expects him to develop into an average or slightly better hitter with solid to plus power. A slightly above-average runner when he signed, Hood had thickened by 2010 and saw his speed drop to below average. He got himself into considerably better shape last offseason and his speed returned in 2011, when he consistently posted solid running times. He also made significant gains with his outfield routes and his throwing, and now projects as an average left fielder with a fringy yet efficient arm. Hood has a chance to be a solid regular, and how he handles the jump to Double-A in 2012 will be telling.

9. Chris Marrero, 1b
Born: July 2, 1988. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 210. Drafted: HS—Opa Locka, Fla., 2006 (1st round). Signed by: Tony Arango.
Marrero has advanced steadily through the Nationals system, one level at a time, since signing for $1.625 million as a first-round pick in 2006. Though his numbers never have leapt off the page, he has produced at every level and he had his best year in 2011. He hit .300 for the first time since Rookie ball and posted an .825 OPS, his highest ever over a full minor league season. He spent all of September as Washington's everyday first baseman, struggling to make consistent contact against big league pitching. Marrero always has tended to step in the bucket, but when he stays on line and focuses on driving the ball to the middle of the field, his barrel stays in the hitting zone longer and his pitch recognition improves. Still just 23, he profiles as an average hitter with slightly above-average power. He has plus raw power, but he's still learning to make the most use of it. Marrero made great strides defensively in Triple-A, cutting his error total to five from 18 in 2010. His footwork and ability to pick balls out of the dirt have improved significantly, and he now profiles as a fringy defender with an adequate arm. He's a well below-average runner. With first basemen Michael Morse (who shifted to left field in September) and Adam LaRoche still under contract for 2012, Marrero figures to return to Triple-A to open the season. He profiles as a decent everyday first baseman or a platoon player.

10. Michael Taylor, of
Born: March 26, 1991. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 190. Drafted: HS—Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2009 (6th round). Signed by: Tony Arango.
A raw athlete who lacked polish at shortstop, Taylor struggled mightily in the infield and at the plate in his 2010 debut. The Nationals moved him to center field in instructional league after the season, and he took to it immediately, flashing premium defensive ability by the end of the fall. The defensive switch also took pressure off him at the plate, and he held his own in low Class A as a 20-year-old last year. He reminds club officials of Devon White and Mike Cameron physically, using his plus speed to glide effortlessly around center field, where his excellent instincts translate to stellar range. Taylor still is fine-tuning his throwing technique but flashes above-average arm strength. He's a work in progress at the plate, but his quick hands generate impressive leverage and bat speed. He had a narrow base and a long stride heading into 2011, causing his front foot to get down late and his back side to collapse. He made progress during the season at getting his foot down earlier and staying in better hitting position. Taylor also showed the ability to shorten up and take the ball the other way with two strikes, though Washington wants him to do a better job attacking pitches when he's ahead in the count. His power is to center and left field, and he has a chance to grow into 20-25 homer pop as he fills out his angular frame. The Nats love Taylor's upside, but he's still a long way from putting everything together. He'll advance to high Class A in 2012.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #13: January 16, 2012, 08:07:16 PM »
Linty - it is interesting to see BA say about Marrero,
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he profiles as an average hitter with slightly above-average power. He has plus raw power, but he's still learning to make the most use of it.
The seem to be on board with the "late blooming power" view that has been kicked around here.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #14: January 16, 2012, 08:23:23 PM »
Having seen both play, I like Tyler Moore's chances of an MLB career better than Marrero's... But when it comes to tie breakers I understand why they went with the former 1st rounder.

Love the info on Taylor. Sounds like he could start, defensively, for the Nats in CF right now.

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« Reply #15: January 16, 2012, 08:25:59 PM »
Hood should've been in top 10 regardless of trade. 

No chance you can write off Marrero at this point in his career, but I would gladly let him grow with another team if we get Fielder.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #16: January 16, 2012, 08:30:11 PM »
Love the info on Taylor. Sounds like he could start, defensively, for the Nats in CF right now.

Which is amazing given how little he's played the position.

As for the bat...   :pray:

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« Reply #17: January 16, 2012, 09:49:23 PM »
danny rosenbaum will be at the p-nats hot stove to accept his player of the year award. 

There are a ton of guys to watch next year - Hood, Rosenbaum, E. Perez, in addition to all the '11 picks.  I am really looking forward to seeing the P-Nats next year (and the sens).

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« Reply #18: January 16, 2012, 09:57:33 PM »
danny rosenbaum will be at the p-nats hot stove to accept his player of the year award. 

There are a ton of guys to watch next year - Hood, Rosenbaum, E. Perez,

they will all be with AA-Harrisburg (Rosenbaum may even be AAA).


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« Reply #19: January 16, 2012, 10:00:06 PM »
they will all be with AA-Harrisburg (Rosenbaum may even be AAA).



yeah, lots to watch this upcoming season, even with the loss of the guys we sent to Oakland.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #20: January 16, 2012, 10:27:31 PM »
Perez shouldn't be in AA. He still needs to work in Potomac. He had stretches where he was patient at the plate and drew walks, but he's only 21 and he just OPS'd .640.

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« Reply #21: January 16, 2012, 10:44:16 PM »
Taylor is now in A ball, you have to move Perez along not to slow down Taylor's development.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #22: January 16, 2012, 10:50:35 PM »
Perez shouldn't be in AA. He still needs to work in Potomac. He had stretches where he was patient at the plate and drew walks, but he's only 21 and he just OPS'd .640.

he's not a home run guy he wont have much power.  his game is speed and average.

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« Reply #23: January 16, 2012, 10:52:39 PM »
he's not a home run guy he wont have much power.  his game is speed and average.

Hitting .283 with a .319 OBP in high-A isn't going to cut it. He needs to hit closer to .300 or draw more walks to make it work.

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Re: Follow the Minor League Teams (2012)
« Reply #24: January 16, 2012, 11:00:01 PM »
Taylor is now in A ball, you have to move Perez along not to slow down Taylor's development.

Not to mention he had to be added to the 40 man this offseason and his option clock is now ticking.