We completed a Washington Nationals minor league system stats leader update. You can track the minor league leaders on our Nationals page.
Offensively, Hagerstown’s Justin Bloxom, an 11th round pick of the 2009 draft, is the overall offensive stat leader in the system. Bloxom is having a terrific season and I am not quite sure why he ha snot been promoted to be tested at higher A ball in Potomac. Overall, Bloxom leads the Nats system with a .321 batting average, lead sin doubles (25), runs scored (53) and RBIs (53). Veteran Chase Lambin is having a fine season at AAA, leading the Chiefs in hitting at .295, 3rd overall in the system. He is second in doubles (24), 3rd in home runs (11), and 4th in RBIs (43). Steve Lombardozzi continues to impress in Hagerstown. Lombardozzi was the 19th round pick by the Nats in the 2008 draft. He is batting .295 (3rd overall), with 18 doubles, 8 triples (leads the system), and has scored 59 runs, leads the system. Michael Burgess has 18 doubles and 53 RBIs in Potomac. Burgess was a Comp A first round pick in the 2007 draft and some have vision of him being the future right fielder. He led the system in home runs last year, but batted a lower average. This year, he only has 8 home runs, but his average is above .270. His 53 RBIs lead the Nationals system. Francisco Soriano in Hagerstown has scored 59 runs, tied for the system lead. He laos has 15 stolen bases. Boomer Whiting leads the system with 28 stolen bases and is showing some promise, hitting .272 at AAA Syracuse.
Vermont and GCL Nats just started their seasons in June. Adrian Sanchez for GCL is hitting .429. Keep an eye on: Davis Frietas (15th rounder in 2010) is hitting .356 and Blake Kelso (10th rounder in 2010 draft) is hitting .348. They are both in Vermont. Carlos Moldenhauer was drafted by the Nats this year in the 24th round as a DH, he has 4 homers already. Michael Taylor at GCL, a 6th round pick in 2009, is hitting .321 with 2 triples.
Mitchell Clegg, a 2009 21st round pick, leads the Nats system with an 8-1 record. He has posted a 2.60 ERA. Clegg has appeared in 16 games, including 9 starts. Tom Milone, a 10th round pick in 2008, is 6-4 with a 3.39 ERA in AA Harrisburg. Paul Demny, a 6th round pick in 2008, is 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 70 strike outs in 84 innings at A Potomac. Daniel Rosenbaum, a 22nd round pick in 2009, is 1-5 in Hagerstown, but has recorded a 2.09 ERA and is second overall in the system with 71 strikeouts in 90.2 innings. AJ Morris, a 4th rounder in 2009, has posted a 3.02 ERA. Last year’s 33rd round pick, Trevor Holder, has a combined 61 strike out sin 86 innings. He has a decent ERA of 3.23.
Cole Kimball, a 2006 draft pick, is blooming as a converted reliever. He has been promoted to AA and is tearing it up. Combined between A and AA, he leads all Nats reliever with an impressive 1.52 ERA and is 5-1 with 6 saves. Adam Carr leads the system in wins and losses out of the bullpen, he is 6-1. 2009 7th round pick Dean Weaver leads the system in saves with 11 and has posted an ERA of 3.03. Dan Leatherman has pitched well in Potomac, posting 6 saves and an ERA of 2.11. He alos has recorded 47 strike outs. Josh Wilkie, who SHOULD replace the awful Miguel Batista in the Nats bullpen, has a 1.77 ERA in Syracuse (AAA).