Nats Minor League Leaders (8/5)

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Updated: August 5, 2013
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Here are the current statistical leaders for the Washington Nati0nals minor league system.   The leaders do not include players from Auburn and GCL rookie leagues, because they have not played enough games.  Those will be covered later this week in our Nats Draft update.

Before we get tot he system stats leaders, here are some tidbits on a few players in the Nats system.

Tyler Moore has 10 doubles and 7 home runs in 127 at bats since being sent down to AAA Syracuse.  He is hitting .307 with a .551 slugging percentage and a .400 on base percentage . . . Brian Goodwin was placed on the 7 day DL for AA Harrisburg . . . Nathan Karns is lighting up AA ball.  Over his last 3 starts, Karns has fanned 29.  Over his last 10 games, he is 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA and has recorded 75 strikeouts in 61.1 innings . . .  Billy Burns got a well deserved promotion from Hagerstown to Potomac.  The 32nd round pick of the 2011 MLB draft batted .308with 8 doubles and 9 triples for Hagerstown.  He leads the Nats system with an impressive .417 on base percentage.  Burns leads the Nats system with 51 stolen bases . . .  AJ Cole continues to impress, lowering his ERA below 4.00 for the first time this season.  Overall, Cole is 8-3 with a 3.83 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 110.1 innings.  Since his promotion to AA Harrisburg, Cole has appeared in 2 starts and is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA . . . Richie Mirkowski has been impressive out of AA Harrisburg’s bullpen since his promotion.  He has appeared in 3 games and has a 2.25 ERA and has recorded 1 walk and 7 strikeouts in 4 innings.  Overall for the season, Mirkowski has a 1.63 ERA.  Robert Benincasa continues to impress the Nats.  Since he was promoted from Hagerstown to Potomac, he is 0-1 with 12 saves and a 2.89 ERA as Potomac’s new closer.  He has fanned 21 in 18.2 innings.   Brandon Miller was promoted from Hagerstown to Potomac.  Miller has 26 doubles, 19 home runs, and has driven in a system leading 76 runs.

On to the leaders . . .

BATTING LEADERS

DOUBLES:  Tony Renda (A) 35,  Zack Walters (AAA) and Michael Taylor (A) 30, Brandon Miller (A) 26, Adrian Neito (A) 23

TRIPLES:  Brian Goodwin (AA) and Billy Burns (A) 9

HOME RUNS:  Zack Walters (AAA) 24, Brandon Miller (A) 19, Corey Brown (AAA) 17

RUNS SCORED:  Tony Renda (A) 79, Billy Burns (A) 68, Michael Taylor (A) and Brian Goodwin (AA) 67, Caleb Ramsey (A) 65, Brandon Miller (A) 64

STOLE BASES:  Billy Burns (A) 51, Michael Taylor (A) 35, Jeff Kobernus (AAA) 30, Tony Renda (A) 22

RUNS BATTED IN:  Brandon Miller (A) 76, Jason Martinson (AA) 65, Zack Walters (AAA) 62, Justin Bloxom (AA) 58)

BATTING AVERAGE:  Jeff Kobernus (AAA) .313, Shawn Pleffner (A) .308,  Tyler Moore (AAA) .307, Chris Rahl (AAA)  and Billy Burns (A) .305

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE:  Tyler Moore (AAA) .551, Steve Souza (AA) .541, Zack Walters (AAA) .537, Corey Brown (AAA) .493

ON BASE PERCENTAGE:  Billy Burns (A) .415, Tyler Moore (AAA) .400, Shawn Pleffner (A) .399, Adrian Nieto (A) .380

PITCHING LEADERS:

WINS:  Blake Schwartz (A) 11, Robbie Ray (AA), Caleb Clay (AAA), and Tanner Roark (AAA) 9, Tyler Hill (AA) and AJ Cole (AA) 8

INNINGS:  Tyler Hill (AA) 135, Caleb Clay (AAA) 130.2, Danny Rosenbaum (AAA) 125.1

STRIKEOUTS:  Robbie Ray (A) 136, Nathan Karns (AA) 121, AJ Cole (AA) 114, Paul Demny (AA) 98, Ryan Tatusko (AAA) 88

ERA:  Brett Mooneyham (A) 2.48, Blake Schwartz (A) 2.59, Tyler Hill (AA) 2.80, Caleb Clay (AAA) 3.03, Robbie Ray (AA) 3.13

BULLPEN WINS:  Richie Mirkowski (AA) 8, Matt Grace (AA) 7,  Michael Crotta (AAA) and Bryan Harper (A) 5

SAVES:  Robert Benincasa (A) 22, Aaron Barrett (AA) 20, Erik Davis (AAA) 11

GAMES:  Aaron Barrett (AA) 43, Michael Crotta (AAA) 41, Derek Self (A) 39

BULLPEN STRIKEOUTS:  Tyler Herron (AAA) 75, David Fischer (A) 72, Richie Mirkowski (AA) 66, Aaron Barrett (AA) 57

BULLPEN ERA:  Richie Mirkowski (AA) 1.51, Aaron Barrett (AA) 2.11, Michael Broadway (AAA) 2.45, Matt Grace (AA) 2.60, Tyler Henke (A) 2.65