Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielderBrian Goodwin
against the West during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
It’s Monday, which means it is time for another edition of Minor League Monday here at District On Deck. Each week, we recap who were some of the best hitters and pitchers at all of the affiliates in the Washington Nationals organization.
This week, the Nationals had one of their relief pitchers continue their rehab assignment. Casey Janssen, who has yet to throw a pitch for the big club, moved up to double-A Harrisburg after pitching at high-A Potomac last week. Janssen threw 1.2 innings in the series against the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees). He gave up one run and walked batter. Most importantly, Janssen showed the organization that he can pitch on back-to-back days.
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Another National prospect made his return to the big leagues as A.J. Cole was called back up to the Nats after Doug Fister was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to forearm tightness. That night, Cole, normally a starter, got the first save of his career. He went three innings, gave up one hit, and struck out one against the San Diego Padres on Friday.
Speaking of those Padres, let’s talk about the San Diego prospect who will be a part of the Nats organization in a few weeks. This week, with the San Antonio Missions, Trea Turner went 6-for-17 with three runs scored, a home run (in Sunday’s game), and three runs batted in. He is hitting .326 with four home runs and 19 RBI’s in 34 games.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best performances in the Nats farm system this week: