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Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Topic Start: May 05, 2021, 05:00:03 PM »
Blue Rocks 2021 Opening Day Roster:

Pitchers:
Joan Adon
Zach Brzykcy
Cade Cavalli
Matt Cronin
Tyler Dyson
Cole Henry
Andrew Karp
Evan Lee
Francis Peguero
Todd Peterson
Holden Powell
Jackson Rutledge
Reid Schaller
Alex Troop
Christian Vann

Catchers:
Brady Lindsly
Israel Pineda
Andrew Pratt

Infielders:
Jake Alu
Yasel Antuna
Jack Dunn
Gilbert Lara
Kyle Marinconz
Omar Meregildo

Outfielders:
Gage Canning
Justin Connell
Jacob Rhinesmith
Armond Upshaw

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #1: May 05, 2021, 05:52:38 PM »
is that our top 5 pitching prospects? Rutledge, Cavalli, Henry, Adon, Cronin.  Pretty close, right? I guess Cate would be in there, and probably Lara ahead of Adon, and there's Romero, too, due to proximity to the majors.

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #2: May 06, 2021, 07:56:17 AM »
A fair number of guys on that roster who haven't budged from high-A since 2019 (or in some cases, 2018).

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #3: May 06, 2021, 10:52:47 AM »
A fair number of guys on that roster who haven't budged from high-A since 2019 (or in some cases, 2018).
My first thought was "impressive roster" then I wondered why a couple of those players are still there.


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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #4: May 06, 2021, 11:19:17 AM »
Rutledge and Adon got the first two starts, both were solid but not spectacular - 5IP/2ER for Adon, 4.2 / 2ER for Rutledge.

0-2 to start the year.

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #5: May 13, 2021, 09:53:43 AM »
Virginia Tech alum Zach Brzykcy has opened up with 7 scoreless at Wilmington with 11Ks. 3H, 4BB.  The Nats signed him as a NDFA last fall.

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #6: May 13, 2021, 10:15:55 AM »
Virginia Tech alum Zach Brzykcy has opened up with 7 scoreless at Wilmington with 11Ks. 3H, 4BB.  The Nats signed him as a NDFA last fall.

Likely to be some solid NDFA showing across the league this year given the short draft last year.  The Nats could have used that as a way to really fix the system by bringing in a raft of high-upside guys with issues (the $20k signing bonus cap meant cheap, but also lots of guys would just go back).  The Royals in particular did a good job there.  The Nats...eh, not so much.

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #7: May 24, 2021, 06:15:18 PM »
Wilmington is now 9 - 9 after obliterating Aberdeen 15 - 5 on Sunday. Aberdeen is probably a Baltimore farm team. Cavalli pitched 6 innings, gave up 1 ER and had 7 K's and 2 walks. ERA now about 2.05. Antuna got a hit.

In a nod to Tony LaRussa, Wilmington added 5 runs in the top of the 9th.

https://www.milb.com/gameday/blue-rocks-vs-ironbirds/2021/05/23/643821#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=643821

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #8: May 24, 2021, 06:36:16 PM »
Wilmington is now 9 - 9 after obliterating Aberdeen 15 - 5 on Sunday. Aberdeen is probably a Baltimore farm team. Cavalli pitched 6 innings, gave up 1 ER and had 7 K's and 2 walks. ERA now about 2.05. Antuna got a hit.

In a nod to Tony LaRussa, Wilmington added 5 runs in the top of the 9th.

https://www.milb.com/gameday/blue-rocks-vs-ironbirds/2021/05/23/643821#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=643821

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #9: May 24, 2021, 08:14:26 PM »
Aberdeen Iron Birds play at Ripken Stadium. Orioles High-A.

Wilmington is now 9 - 9 after obliterating Aberdeen 15 - 5 on Sunday. Aberdeen is probably a Baltimore farm team. Cavalli pitched 6 innings, gave up 1 ER and had 7 K's and 2 walks. ERA now about 2.05. Antuna got a hit.

In a nod to Tony LaRussa, Wilmington added 5 runs in the top of the 9th.

https://www.milb.com/gameday/blue-rocks-vs-ironbirds/2021/05/23/643821#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=643821

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #10: July 05, 2021, 02:58:17 PM »

From MLB.COM

Nationals: Israel Pineda, C (No. 15), High-A Wilmington

Pineda went yard twice for his second multihomer game of the season as he drove in three of Wilmington’s four runs on the day. With his two dingers on Sunday, the 21-year-old has now reached his career-high mark of seven home runs through 44 games this season -- he hit seven last year through 101 games.

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Re: Wilmington Blue Rocks - High-A (2021)
« Reply #11: September 20, 2021, 03:52:38 PM »
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2021 marked the first season that the Wilmington Blue Rocks were affiliated with the Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, the Blue Rocks were unable to play their last game today against Bowling Green due to weather.

The Blue Rocks finished in fourth place in the High-A East North Standings with a record of 52-64. RHP Matt Cornin lead the team with four saves, and LHP Alex Troop led the team in wins with eight. Outfielder Justin Connell led the Blue Rocks with a batting average of .293 and shortstop Yasel Antuna led the team with 55 runs and RBI’s with 65.

https://thenatsreport.com/09/19/2021/allnews/down-on-the-farm-minor-league-baseball-teams-end-the-2021-regular-season/#twitter1