Nats 2013 Draft Class Stats Update (8/7)

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Updated: August 7, 2013
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Time for a STATS update on the 2013 Washington Nationals Draft Class.  The draft class is 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.  We welcome one newcomer to the * * * recognition.  Issac Ballou has jumped his batting average to .306 and has 9 doubles and 25 runs score din 43 games.

* * * 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.  Johansen is dominating start to start.   In his first 8 starts for the Doubledays, Johansen is 0-0 with a 1.11 ERA. In 32.1 innings, Johansen has allowed just 4 earned runs on just 19 hits, 15 walks, and 30 strikeouts.   His WHIP is 1.05.  ERA of 1.11

* * * 3B Drew Ward (3rd – 105 pick) – Ward is off to an excellent start at the rookie GCL League.   In 38 games, he is 41 for 130 with 12 doubles and 1 home run.  Ward has scored 18 runs, driven in 26 runs, and stolen 2 bases. He has a .431 slugging percentage and a .426 on base percentage. Batting .315

P Nik Pivetta (4th – 136 pick) – Got a later start and has appeared in 4 games at GCL and made 3 starts. Overall he is 0-0 and has appeared in 12.2 innings and allowed 11 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and fanned 8. ERA of 2.13

* * * P Austin Voth (5th – 166 pick) – Was assigned to the rookie GCL Nats and promoted to Auburn. He is off to a terrific start, making a combined 7 starts and is 0-0.  He has tossed 24 innings and allowed 20 hits and 3 runs.  Check out this walk to strikeout ration.  He has yielded just 1walk, while fanning 25 batters.  He has an impressive WHIP of just 0.87   ERA of 1.12.

OF Cody Gunter (6th – 196 pick) – Is assigned to Auburn. Has appeared in 39 games and is 34 for 141 at the plate. He has 3 doubles and 3 home runs. Gunter has scored 16 runs scored and has 14 RBI. He has posted a .326 slugging percentage and a .312 on base percentage.  Batting .241.

1B James Yezzo (7th – 226 pick) – Is assigned to Auburn.  In 41 games, Yezzo is 42 for 158 at the plate with 8 doubles and 1 home run. He has scored 13 runs and driven in 18 runs.  He has a .326 slugging percentage and a .312 on base percentage. Batting .262.

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 7 games and is 0-2.  Simms pitched in 16.2 innings and allowed 21 hits, 10 runs, 7 walks, and struck out 21.  Simms has a WHIP of 1.68.  ERA of 5.40.

P Andrew Cooper (12th – 376 pick) – Assigned to Auburn. He has appeared in 7 games and is 0-1.  He has pitched in 13.1 innings and yielded 18 hits and 6 runs and 2 walks while fanning 7. ERA is 4.05

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

SS David Masters (14th – 436 pick) – Assigned to Auburn. Has appeared in 29 games and is  19 for 110 at the plate. He has 6 doubles, 1 triple, has scored 5 runs and drive in 4. He has a .245 slugging percentage and a .220 on base percentage. Batting .173.

NEW * * * CF Issac Ballou (15th – 466 pick) – Assigned to Auburn.   Ballou has ramped up the offensive production.  Has appeared in 43 games and is 48 for 157 with 9 doubles and 2 home runs. He has scored 25 runs, driven in 15 runs, and stolen 6 bases. He has a .401 slugging percentage and a .408 on base percentage.  His batting average increased since last update from the .270s to .306.  In 5 games, he also increased his runs scored form 16 to 25.    Batting .306.

P Cory Bafidis (18th – 556 pick) – Assigned to the rookie GCL Nats and is now in Hagerstown. Has appeared in a combined 10 games and is 2-0 with 1 save. In 16.1 innings of relief work, he has allowed 12 hits, 7 runs, and 10 walks while fanning 15 batters.  He has a WHIP of 1.34  ERA of 3.86.

P Niko Spezial (19th – 586 pick) – Assigned to Auburn. He has appeared in 10 games from the bullpen and is 1-0 with 1 save.  He has appeared in 11.1 innings in which he has allowed 10 hits and 5 runs, and 6 walks.  He has recorded 16 strikeouts.   He has recorded a WHIP of 1.41.  ERA of 3.97.

OF Brenton Allen (20th pick – 616 pick) Is assigned to Auburn and is 17 for 67 at the plate. He has 4 doubles and 1 home run. He has scored 8 runs, driven in 7 runs, and stolen 3 bases.  He has a .358 slugging percentage and a .398 on base percentage. Hitting .254

* * * P Justin Thomas (21st – 646 pick) – Originally assigned to GCL Nats and moved up to Hagerstown. In 11 combined appearances out of the bullpen, Thomas is 0-0 with 3 saves.  He has pitched 14 innings and allowed 13 hits, 3 runs, and yielded 3 walks, while fanning 13 batters.  He has a WHIP of 1.14.   ERA of 1.93

SS Cody Dent (22nd – 676 pick) – Assigned to Auburn. Has appeared in 32 games and is 28 for 103 at the plate with 3 doubles. He has scored 11runs, driven in 6 runs and has a 4 stolen bases. He has a .301 slugging percentage and a .356 on base percentage.  Batting .272.

OF Garrett Gordon (23rd – 706 pick) – Assigned to rookie GCL Nats.  Has appeared in 25 games and is 18 for 65 at the plate with a 2 doubles.  He has scored 13 runs and driven in 7 runs, and has stole 6 bases. He has a .308 slugging percentage and a .405 on base percentage.   Since our last update, he has raised his batting average from .255 to .277.  Batting .277.

* * * P Matthew Derosier (24th – 736) – Originally assigned to GCL Nats and recently promoted to Auburn. Has appeared in 8 games out of the bullpen and is 2-1 with 1 save.  In 18.1 innings, he has allowed 4 runs on 16 hits with 2 walks and 11 strikeouts.   He has a WHIP of 0.98.  ERA of 1.96.

P Travis Ott (25th – 766 pick) - Has been assigned to GCL Nats. Has appeared in 6 games and made 5 starts and is 0-0.  He has tossed 15 innings and allowed 17 hits, 11 walks, and 11 runs, while striking out 14.  He has a WHIP of 1.87.  ERA of 6.60.

* * * P Joseph Webb (28th – 856 pick) – Assigned to GCL Nats. Has appeared in 8 games and is 2-0.  He has appeared in 13 innings and allowed 7 hits, 3 runs, and 5 walks and 19 strikeouts.   He has a WHIP of just 0.92.  Since the last update, he has lowered his ERA from 2.45 to 2.08.   ERA of 2.08.

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 Ryan Ullmann (30th – 916 pick) – Assigned to GCL Nats and is now in Auburn. Has appeared in 8 games, 4 of which have been starts,  and is 2-1. He has allowed  runs over 14 runs over 31 innings.  Ullman has permitted 35 hits and 8 walks, but has fanned 24 batters.   He has a WHIP of 1.38.  ERA of 4.06.

SS Willie Medina (31st – 946 pick) – Assigned to GCL Nats. Has appeared in 24 games and is 16 for 68 at the plate with 11 runs and 11 RBI and has swiped 8 bases. He has a slugging percentage of .235 and a .303 on base percentage.    Batting .235

* * * 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.