Washington Nationals Minor Leagues: Players Of The Week (6/8-6/14)

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It’s Monday, which means It is time for another edition of Minor League Monday, where we take a look back at some of the best players in the Washington Nationals farm system over the past week.

In this week’s edition, we will start by looking at some of the prospects that made All-Star teams in their respective league. In the South Atlantic League (low-A), three Hagerstown Suns were selected to the game that will be played on June 23. Those three players are right-handed pitchers Austen Williams and Drew Van Orden as well as third baseman Grant DeBruin

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Down in the Carolina League, the Potomac squad had two players picked to play against the California League in that All-Star game that will also be played on June 23. Those two representatives will be catcher Spencer Kieboom and right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta.

Of course, the big story around the Nationals farm system is who is now in the organization. Yesterday, Trea Turner officially became a member of the Nats and will be playing in double-A Harrisburg tomorrow when they host the Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants). In 58 games down in the Texas League, Turner hit .322 with five home runs, 35 RBI’s, had a .385 on-base percentage, and stole 11 bases.

The other big news coming up this week is the start of the New York-Penn League this Friday. The Auburn Doubledays will be in action against the Bataiva Muckdogs (Miami Marlins) as some of the Nats draft picks will be making their professional debuts. The Nationals did lose one of their second baseman in the organization this week as Tony Renda was traded to the New York Yankees in order to acquire David Carpenter.

Before those events happen, let’s reveal who makes the list of the top hitters and pitchers this past week. Stats and records are as of June 13:

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