March 4, 2021

Washington Nationals Minor League and Prospect Report for August 3rd

Another week of minor league baseball is in the books. Here are some players making headlines inside the Washington Nationals’ organization.

Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League, 63-51

Tyler Moore: Moore is batting .301 on the season and is coming off of a strong July in which he hit .294 with 19 RBI. In his last 10 games, he’s hit a bit of a dry spell batting just .162, but did double and walk on Sunday afternoon.

Aaron Barrett: In his first appearance with Syracuse since being demoted to make room for Blake Treinen, Barrett pitched a scoreless and hitless frame. He was sent down to work on things, so we’ll certainly keep an eye on him as the season wears on.

Jhonatan Solano: Triple-A All-Star Solano just wrapped up a July in which he hit .255 with a .333 on-base percentage. On Sunday, he went 2-for-4 with a double.

Harrisburg Senators, AA Eastern League, 47-66

Austin Voth: Voth started the season with Hagerstown, was promoted to Potomac and he’s made it to the AA level. In two starts with the Senators, he’s gone five innings each time and is 0-2. Combined, he’s given up five earned runs and two homers while striking out 10. With Potomac, he went 2-1 with a 1.43 ERA, so he’s certainly receiving a new challenge with Harrisburg.

Adrian Sanchez: Sanchez bat .225 in the month of July, but is 4-for-10 to start the month of August for the Senators. On Sunday, he went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Matt Skole: Matt Skole received just one at-bat on Sunday and was hit by a pitch in the back of the knee in the third inning. In the sixth inning, he was pulled from the game. Penn Live reports, however, that he is expected to play in their next game.

Potomac Nationals, High-Class A Carolina League, 60-49

Isaac Ballou: Ballou has been promoted from Hagerstown to Potomac and has done well in eight games since. He’s batting .324 with three doubles, two homers and nine RBI. In a double-header on Sunday, he went 5-for-8 with a double, homer and four RBI.

Jake Walsh: Walsh was also recently promoted to Potomac. In seven appearances out of the bullpen, he’s 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA. In 13.2 innings, he’s struck out 16 batters and holds a BAA of .170.

Shawn Pleffner: In the night-cap of the team’s double-header, Pleffner went 2-for-3 with two runs, 3 RBI and a walk. In his past 10 games, he’s batting .326 with nine RBI and three stolen bases.

Hagerstown Suns, Low-Class A South Atlantic League, 71-42

Lucas Giolito: Giolito ended the month of July on a good note throwing back-to-back six-inning shutouts. In July, went 4-0 in five starts with a 1.91 ERA. He also struck out 33 and finished with a BAA of .180.

James Yezzo: Yezzo went 2-for-5 with an RBI on Sunday and is batting .300 in his last 10 games with three RBI and two homers. He’s started the month of August off well batting .375 through the first three games.

Drew Ward: Once on of the team’s best hitters, Ward has cooled off over the last month or so. After batting .303 in June, he managed just .217 in July and has started August off 1-for-5 with with three walks. In his past 10 games, he’s batting just .067.

Auburn Doubledays, Class A Short-Season New York Penn League, 22-27

Raudy Read: Read is batting .298 in his first season with Auburn. In his past 10 games, he’s batting .400 with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI.

Travis Ott: Drafted in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals, Ott has made eight starts this year for the Doubledays. In those starts, he’s 1-2 with a 2.80 ERA and 29 strikeouts.

Bryan Mejia: Mejia is batting .440 in his past ten games with two doubles, a triple, homer and five RBI. On August second, Mejia accomplished a rare feat when he stole three bases in a single game.


Brian Skinnell is a sports writer born and raised in the Washington, D.C.-metro area and covers the Washington Nationals, Wizards and MiLB for District Sports Page. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

About Brian Skinnell

Brian Skinnell is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Nationals and college football. He is a born-and-raised follower of Washington, D.C. sports, “The” Ohio State Buckeyes and auto racing. A graduate of Shepherd University in December of 2014, he has a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a Concentration in Sports Communications. Prior to joining District Sports Page (for his second stint), he spent time with Rant Sports, Yahoo Sports and the Washington Redskins. For his day job, he is an Editor for Team Velocity Marketing. Follow him on Twitter @Brian_Skinnell.

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