Washington Nationals Minor League Players Of The Week: (7/13-7/19)
By Ricky Keeler
Feb 24, 2014; Viera, FL, USA; Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo watches the spring training action at space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
It’s Monday, which means it is time for another edition of Minor League Monday. This is where we take a look back at some of the players in the Washington Nationals farm system that had great performances at the plate and on the mound this week. The big story in the Nats farm system this week was the appearance of most of the Major Leaguers, who were on rehab assignments.
Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 on Saturday for Potomac in his lone game. Jayson Werth went 2-for-7 in three games with Potomac this weekend. Werth will begin a rehab stint for triple-A Syracuse tonight, when they take on Toronto’s triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. Rendon, on the other hand, will stay in Potomac as the Nationals are on the road against Frederick (O’s high-A affiliate). Finally, yesterday marked the first game for Ryan Zimmerman at double-A Harrisburg. He went 1-for-2 against Baltimore’s double-A affiliate in Bowie.
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While there were some rehab assignments this week, there were some call-ups as well. For short-season Auburn, center fielder Victor Robles made his New York-Penn league debut yesterday. The 18-year-old was hitting .370 with a .484 on-base percentage in the Gulf Coast. He went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI’s in a loss to West Virginia.
There will be one Nationals’ prospect that will be joining the big league club tonight. According to Ben Nicholson of SportsNet.CA, reliever Abel De Los Santos has been called up by the Nats. With De Los Santos coming up, Blake Treinen was sent down to triple-A Syracuse. The 22-year-old has not given up a run in his last nine appearances. The Nats got De Los Santos along with second baseman Christopher Bostick from the Rangers this winter when they sent Ross Detwiler to Texas.
Here are the hitters and pitchers of the week at the Nats’ five major affiliates. Stats are as of Sunday, July 19: