Onward to week 4 of the minor league baseball season! These are the qualified stat leaders throughout the Washington Nationals system as of April 24th. The FredNats are scoring at a remarkable rate, averaging 8.5 runs a game, and as expected the leaderboards are dominated by players in their lineup.
Once again Brady House is at the top of nearly every category as he can’t be stopped by Carolina League pitching. He has multiple hits in over half of his games played (eight multi-hit games in 15 games played) and he’s leading the league in hits and runs batted in. It might be time for “La Casa” to take his talents to Wilmington.
FredNats catcher, Geraldi Diaz, is having an equally as impressive 2022 campaign, leading in every advanced stat mentioned. The 21-year-old is in his fifth season of pro ball and is putting up numbers by staying true to his contact-heavy hitting style.
In Harrisburg, Justin Connell hit three homers in the last week to shoot up to second in the system. Jake Alu hasn’t shown as much power, but is the most consistent hitter in the Senators lineup. With their 10-5 record, the Harrisburg Senators lead their division (Eastern League Southwest) in the season standings.
Rodney Theophile turned in another solid start to keep himself on the board. He finally gave up his first run after throwing nine scoreless to start the season. His teammate, Dustin Saenz, has been a reliable southpaw in the FredNats rotation. Sanez works with a sinking fastball/slider combination that generates a lot of whiffs and groundouts.
Mitchell Parker is another top pitching prospect who has shown out so far. The only thing holding him back in 2021 was control, but he’s cut down on walks significantly while maintaining his swing & miss potential.
Cole Henry missed the qualification by one inning, but has been the most impressive pitcher in the system going nine innings with 12 punch outs, two walks, and no runs. To put it simply, he’s been dominant. Jose Ferrer, the FredNats closer, doesn’t get a lot of save opportunities however he’s been lockdown in his five appearances (7 IP).