Here are your current overall minor league leaders:
Batting Average: Destin Hood (A), 2008 draftee, is hitting .338. You may remember, Hood chose the Nationals over scholarship football at Alabama University. Hood is having a nice season so far in Hagerstown and could see Potomac soon. Two veterans at Syracuse are next with Chase Lambin hitting .311 and Kevin Mench hitting .310. A 2009 draftee, Justin Bloxom is hitting .305. Steve Lombardozzi, who is putting together one of the finer seasons thus far in the system, is hitting .298.
Doubles: Justin Bloxom and JP Ramirez of Hagerstown lead the system with 13 doubles. Highly touted prospect Michael Burgess has 11 at Potomac. Brian Peacock also has 11. Lombardozzi has 10 in Potomac.
Triples: Steve Lombardozzi and Steve Souza of Potomac lead the system with 4.
Home Runs: Tim Pahuta of Potomac leads the system with 8 homers. Steve Souza has 6.
Runs: Steve Souza of Potomac leads the system with 29 runs scored. Francisco Soriano has 26 and Justin Bloxom has 24, both are in Hagerstown.
Stolen Bases: Eury Perez has 13 stolen bases in Hagerstown. Perez is struggling a bit at the plate, hitting .220. He hit over .380 in the Rookie Gulf Coast League last season.
RBIs: Steve Souza leads the system with 30RBIs. Michael Burgess is second in the system with 27. Destin Hood (A) and Josh Whitesell (AAA) follow with 23.
Your system Pitching Leaders are . . .
Wins: Phenom Stephen Strasburg leads the system with an impressive 5-1 record. Tom Milone, who is having a nice season at AA, and Jack McGeary are both 3-1.
Strike Outs: Brad Peacock of Potomac leads the system with 43 innings pitched. Strasburg follows with 40. Potomac pitcher Patrick Lehman has 38.
Innings: Daniel Rosenbaum of Hagerstown leads the system with 40 innings of work. Jeff Mandel has pitched 38.1 innings. Aaron Thompson has 36 innings.
ERA: The man, Stephen Strasburg leads the system with an impressive 1.06 ERA. Daniel Rosenbaum has a nice ERA of 2.03. Andrew Kown, AAA, has an ERA of 2.52.
Bullpen Wins: Cole Kimabll and Mitchell Clegg are both 3-0. The Nats seem to have found a good place for Kimball in the bullpen, as he struggled at starting.
Saves: Syracuse's Joel Peralta leads the system with 8 saves. Hagerstown's Dean Weaver, a 2009 draftee, has 6 saves. Drew Storen and Cole Kimball have 4 saves.
Strikeouts: Eric Arnesen has 27, but that includes 3 starts. Even without the starts, Arnesen would be up there just like last year. Marty Beno also has 27. 2009 draftee Kyle Morrison has 24 strikeouts out of the Suns bullpen.
Bullpen ERA: Drew Storen has an impressive 1.13 ERA. Atahaulpha Severino has posted a 2.16 while Cole Kimball impresses with a 2.23 ERA.