Nats 2013 Draft Class Stats Update (7/31)

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Updated: July 31, 2013
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Time for a STATS update on the 2013 Washington Nationals Draft Class.  They are scattered through Low A Hagerstown, Short A Auburn, and the rookie league GCL Nationals.  We have placed THREE  * * * in front of those draftees off to solid starts to their professional careers.

* * * P Jake Johansen (2nd – 68 pick) - The first pick for the Washington Nationals of the 2013 MLB Draft is off to a hot start at Short A Auburn.  The Nats have got to be pleased thus far and Johnansen could be headed to Hagerstown soon.  In his first 7 starts for the Doubledays, Johansen is 0-0 with a 0.99 ERA.   In 27.1 innings, Johansen has allowed just 3 earned runs on just 12 hits, 14 walks, and 28 strikeouts.  Opposing batters are batting just .125 off Johansen.   ERA of 0.99

* * * 3B Drew Ward (3rd – 105 pick) - Ward is off to an excellent start at the rookie GCL League.  Ward is second overall in the GCL league in doubles, 7th in batting average, and tied for 3rd in RBI.  In 31 games, he is 35 for 105 with 11 doubles.  Ward has scored 14 runs, driven in 22 runs, and stolen 2 bases.  He has a .438 slugging percentage and a .444 on base percentage.  Batting .333 

P Nik Pivetta (4th – 136 pick) -  Got a later start and has appeare din 4 games at GCL and made 3 starts.  Overall he is 0-0 and has appeared in 7.2 innings and allowed 9 hits,  3 runs, 2 walks, and fanned 6.  ERA of 3.52

* * * P Austin Voth (5th – 166 pick) - Was assigned to the rookie GCL Nats and promoted to Auburn.  Had made a combined 6 starts and is 0-0.  He has tossed 19 innings and allowed 16 hits and 2 runs.  He has yielded just 1walk, while fanning 21 batters.   Opposing batters are hitting just .232 on Voth.  ERA of 0.95.

OF Cody Gunter (6th – 196 pick) - Is assigned to Auburn.  Has appeared in 34 games and is 30 for 120 at the plate.  He has 2 doubles and 3 home runs.  Gunter has scored 14 runs scored, and has 10 RBI.  He has posted a .342 slugging percentage and a .326 on base percentage.  Since out last update, Gunter has raised hisbatting average from .215 to .250.  Batting .250.

1B James Yezzo (7th – 226 pick) - Is assigned to Auburn and often to a decent start.  In 37 games, Yezzo is 39 for 142 at the plate with 6 doubles and 1 home run.  He has scored 12 runs, driven in 15 runs.  He has a .338 slugging percentage and a .291 on base percentage.  Batting .275.

SS Brennan Middleton ( 10th – 316 pick) - Signed but has not played yet.

P John Simms (11th – 346 pick) - Is assigned to the GCL Nats and is now in Auburn.  He has appeared in 6 games and is 0-2.  Simms pitched in 14.2 innings and allowed 19 hits, 9 runs, 6 walks, and struck out 19.  Since our last update, he has lowered his ERA from 8.93 to 5.52  ERA of 5.52.

P Andrew Cooper (12th – 376 pick) - Assigned to Auburn.  He has appeared in 6 games and is 0-1.  He has pitched in 11 innings and yielded 15 hits and 6 runs and 2 walks while fanning 6.   ERA is 4.91

P John Costa (13th – 406 pick) - Signed, but has not played yet.

SS David Masters (14th – 436 pick) - Assigned to Auburn.  Has appeared in 26 games and is 19 for 100 at the plate.  He has 6 doubles, 1 triple, has scored 4 runs and drive in 4.  He has a .270 slugging percentage and a .226 on base percentage.  Batting .190.

CF Issac Ballou (15th – 466 pick) - Assigned to Auburn.  Has appeared in 37 games and is 37 for 134 with 6 doubles and 2 home runs.  He has scored 16 runs, driven in 13 runs, and stolen 5bases.  He has a .366 slugging percentage and a .382 on base percentage.  Batting .276.

* * * P Cory Bafidis (18th – 556 pick) - Assigned to the rookie GCL Nats and is now in Hagerstown.  Has appeared in a combined 9 games and is 2-0 with 1 save.  In 15 innings of relief work, he has allowed 10 hits, 6 runs,a nd 10 walks while fanning 13 batters. Opposing batters are hitting .192 against him.  He has lowered his ERA from 4.00 to .3.60 since our last update.   ERA of 3.60.

P Niko Spezial (19th – 586 pick) - Assigned to Auburn.  He has appeared in 9 games from the bullpen for 10.1 innings in which he has allowed 10 hits and 5 hits, 5 walks, and 5 runs.  He has recorded  15 strikeouts.  Opposing batters are hitting .250 against him.  ERA of 4.35.

OF Brenton Allen (20th pick – 616 pick) Is assigned to Auburn and is 16 for 61 at the plate.  H ehas 3 doubles and 1 home run.  He has scored 7 runs, driven in 7 runs, and stolne 2 bases.  He has a .361 slugging percentage abnd a .384 onbase percentage.  Hitting .262

* * * P Justin Thomas (21st – 646 pick) - Originally assigned to GCL Nats and moved up to Hagerstown.  In 10 combined appearances out of the bullpen, Thomas has pitched 12.1 innings.  He has allowed 3 hits, just 2 run, and yielded 3 walks, while fanning 11 batters.  Opposing batters are hitting just ..217 off Thomas.   ERA of 1.46.

SS Cody Dent (22nd – 676 pick) - Assigned to Auburn.  Has appeared in 26 games and is 24 for 87 at the plate with 2 doubles.  He has scored 8 runs, driven in 6 runs and has a 4 stolen bases.  He has a .299 slugging percentage and a .366 on base percentage.  Batting .276.

OF Garrett Gordon (23rd – 706 pick) - Assigned to rookie GCL Nats.   Has appeared in 19 games and is 14 for 55 at the plate with a double.  He has scored 11 runs and driven in 6 runs, and has stole 5 bases.   He has a .273 slugging percentage and a .406 on base percentage.  Batting .255.

* * * P Matthew Derosier (24th – 736) - Originally assigned to GCL Nats and recently promoted to Auburn.  Has appeared in 7 games out of the bullpen and is 1-1.  In 15.2 innings, he has allowed 3 runs on 13 hits with 1 walk and 9 strikeouts.  Opposing batters are hitting .232 on him. Since our last update, his ERA has dropped from 3.12 to 1.72.  ERA of 1.72.

P Travis Ott (25th – 766 pick) - Has been assigned to GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 5 games and made 4 starts.  He has tossed 11.2 innings and allowed 12 hits, 9 walks,, and 9 runs, while striking out 9.  Opposing batters are hitting .273 off of him at the plate.  ERA of 6.94.

* * *  P Joseph Webb (28th – 856 pick) - Assigned to GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 6 games and is 2-0.  He has appeared in 11 innings and allowed 6 hits, 3 runs, and 5 walks and 16 strikeouts.  Opposing batters are hitting .154 off of his at the plate.   Since out last update, he has lowered his ERA from 4.26 to 2.45.  ERA of 2.45.

P Michael Sylvestri (29th – 886 pick) - Assigned to Auburn and sent down to the GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 8 games out of the bullpen and is 2-1.  However, he has allowed 15 hits and 11 runs over 10.2 innings.  He has yielded 8 walks and struckout 8.  ERA of 9.28.

P Randy Ullmann (30th – 916 pick) - Assigned to GCL Nats and is now in Auburn.  Has appeared in 7 games and is 1-1.  He has allowed 8 runs over 13.2 innings.  Ullman has permitted 18 hits and 3 walks, but has fanned 16 batters.  Opposing batters have hit .316 off of him.   ERA of 5.27.

SS Willie Medina (31st – 946 pick) - Assigned to GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 19 games and is 13 for 51 at the plate with 8 runs and 11 RBI and has swiped 8 bases.  He has a slugging percentage of .255 and a .316 on base percentage. Since out last update, he has riased his batting average from .206 to .255.  Batting .255

* * * P Jake Walsh (34th – 1036 pick) - Assigned to GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 9 games out of the bullpen and is 0-0 with 4 saves.  He has allowed 7 hits and 2 runs with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks ober 10.2 innings.  Opposing batter are hitting just .189 against him. Since last update, he has lowered his ERA from 2.69 to 1.69.   ERA of 1.69.


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