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Washington Nationals: This Week's Top Minor League Headlines.

Weekly update from the Washington Nationals' system, including news on '06 1st Round pick Chris Marrero, seen above in the Arizona Fall League. (photo by Ed Chigliak)
Weekly update from the Washington Nationals' system, including news on '06 1st Round pick Chris Marrero, seen above in the Arizona Fall League. (photo by Ed Chigliak)

(ed. note - "The following is a weekly update from the Washington Nationals' organization put out by Bill Gluvna, Coordinator, Baseball Media Relations with the Nats. It's punny stuff, enjoy.")

• WASHINGTON, DC – The Nationals minor league report is a window into the Nationals farm teams, with updated standings, league leaders, team and individual player stats, and the latest team and player news. Player bios can be found in the Scouting/Player Development section of the Nationals Media Guide (Pages 273-307).

• This Week’s Top Headline

WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU CAM!: RHP Cameron Selik has yet to allow a run in 15.0 innings (3 starts) of work this season…the 23-year-old owns a 6.3/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (20 K, 3 BB) and a stingy .170 batting average against…on Monday night vs. Lakewood, Selik struck out 11 in 5.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball…Selik was Washington’s 22nd-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

• Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs

International League North Division

5-7, 5th Place, 2.5 Games Behind

ROSS IS BOSS: LHP Ross Detwiler is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 2 starts with the Chiefs…in 12.0 innings, the former first round pick (6th overall, 2007) has fanned 12 and walked only 3 (4.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio)…Detwiler, 25, is scheduled to start tonight at Pawtucket (Red Sox).

DON’T MISS CHRIS: 1B Chris Marrero leads the Chiefs in homers (2), RBI (8) and total bases (19) through the season’s first 12 games…the 22-year-old was drafted by the Nationals in the first round (15th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

TOMMY BOY: LHP Tom Milone, Washington’s 2010 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, owns a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts this season…the southpaw has 9 strikeouts and has yet to issue a walk…Milone’s 24 wins from 2009-10 were tops among organizational pitchers during that period.

• Double-A Harrisburg Senators

Eastern League Western Division

5-7, T-3rd Place, 1.5 Games Behind

MY, OH MEYERS: RHP Brad Meyers, who missed most of the 2010 season due to injury, is 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 3 starts to begin 2011…in 14.2 innings, Meyers has struck out 17 and walked none…in 2009, Meyers earned Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors after he went 11-3 with a 1.72 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) with Harrisburg and Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League…Meyers, 25, was selected by Washington in the 5th round of the 2007 Draft out of Loyola Marymount University (CA).

SHOWING HIS FEATHERS: RHP Brad Peacock is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA in 2 starts…with 12 strikeouts and just 2 walks in 9.2 innings pitched, Peacock has posted a 6.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 11.17 strikeouts per 9.0 innings…last season, Peacock paced Washington minor league hurlers with 118 strikeouts.

• Single-A Potomac Nationals

Carolina League Northern Division

3-6, 3rd Place, 4.0 Games Behind

EVEN STEVEN: 1B Steven Souza ranks among Carolina League leaders in RBI (t-1st, 12), slugging (2nd, .813), homers (t-2nd, 4) and total bases (4th, 26)…7 of his 9 hits (one double, 2 triples, 4 homers) have gone for extra bases…Souza, 21, was selected in the 3rd round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES: LHP Daniel Rosenbaum owns a 2.70 ERA and a .194 batting average against after his first 2 starts of the season…Rosenbaum, a Single-A South Atlantic League All-Star in 2010, was selected in the 22nd round of the 2009 Draft out of Xavier University (OH).

DESTIN-ED TO SUCCEED: OF Destin Hood has reached base via hit or walk in each of Potomac’s 9 games this season...Hood is tied for 2nd in the CL with 7 walks and ranks 4th in the league with a .471 OBP…the 21-year-old entered the 2011 campaign rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Nationals’ chain according to ESPN’s Scout’s Inc.

• Single-A Hagerstown Suns

South Atlantic League Northern Division

9-3, 1st Place, 1.0 Game Ahead

HANDY RANDY: OF Randolph Oduber is tied for 2nd in the SAL with 6 stolen bases…in 12 games this season, the Aruba native is hitting .289 with 2 homers, 6 RBI and 7 runs scored…last season, the 22-year-old was named the GCL MVP after earning All-Star honors and winning the league’s batting crown.

BOBBY’S WORLD: LHP Bobby Hansen is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 2 starting assignments with the Suns…Hansen is scheduled to make his next start in game 2 of a doubleheader, Thursday vs. Hickory (Rangers)…the 21-year-old was Washington’s 18th-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.