Washington Nationals’ outfielder Juan Soto has given the team a glimpse of his potential during his time in the majors.
Soto, who was ranked the Nationals’ second best prospect by MLB. com, is hitting .300 with a home run, three RBI and three walks in an extremely small sample size in the majors.
To see what some of the other top prospects in the Nationals’ farm system are doing, I decided to write a minor league report, highlighting different players in the minors.
Erick Fedde, P, Syracuse Chiefs
Fedde made his 2018 debut with the Nationals in the loss to the Padres on Wednesday. He was solid as he gave up three runs on five hits and recorded six strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
Before being called up to the majors, Fedde went 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 41.1 innings with the Chiefs. Fedde tallied 42 strikeouts, while hitters to bat .280 against him.
Fedde was impressive against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on May 18. He gave one unearned run on four hits and struck out six batters in 6.2 innings of work. It was an improvement from his previous three starts, where he allowed five earned runs in each game.
Carter Kieboom, SS, Potomac Nationals
Kieboom has been solid at the plate, sporting a .280 batting average through 40 games with the Potomac Nationals. Kieboom, who is rated the third best prospect in the Nationals’ farm system by MLB.com, has tallied six home runs, 27 RBI, 28 walks and a .389 on-base percentage. Kieboom has fared better on the road, with a .337 batting average in away games thus far, while hitting .213 at home.
Daniel Johnson, RF, Harrisburg Senators
Johnson is the Nationals’ 10th best prospect, according to MLB.com. The New Mexico State product has a .276 batting average in 41 games with the Senators. Johnson, who was the Nationals’ 5th round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, also has a home run, eight RBI and 40 strikeouts. Johnson has been solid in his last 10 games, sporting a .389 batting average in that stretch.
Austin Voth, P, Syracuse Chiefs
It has been a season for Voth. The 25-year-old right hander is 2-2 with a 5.58 ERA in eight starts for the Chiefs. Voth’s last three appearances haven’t been all too pleasant as he allowed a combined 17 earned runs on 16 hits in seven innings of work.
Voth pitched five innings and allowed five runs in his last start on Monday. Opponents are hitting .340 against Voth in the month of May.