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FBB’s Washington Nationals Minor League Report: Wil Crowe, Luis Garcia, Jefry Rodriguez + more

Highlights from around the Washington Nationals’ Minor League system...

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In this edition of the Federal Baseball Minor League Report, we will continue to look at some of top prospects in the Washington Nationals’ farm system, who may be called up to the big leagues in the future.

Luis Garcia, 3B, Hagerstown Suns

Garcia, who is the Nationals’ sixth best prospect, has played 50 games with Hagerstown this season. Garcia has a .287 batting average with two home runs, 22 RBI and three triples. The New York native went 2-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the Suns’ last game against the Hickory Crawdads on May 30. Garcia had a strong month of May, sporting a .371 batting average with 17 RBI.

Wil Crowe, Pitcher, Potomac Nationals

Crowe is 6-0 in eight starts with the Potomac Nationals. Crowe has been impressive, with a 2.54 ERA in 49.2 innings pitched. He has recorded 44 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .223 against him. Crowe also has a WHIP of 1.17. In his last start, Crowe pitched six innings and gave up no runs on five hits against the Winston-Salem Dash on May 27. Crowe is the Nationals’ eighth best prospect, according to MLB.com.

Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B, Harrisburg Senators

Gutierrez, 23, has a .282 batting average through 45 games with the Senators. Gutierrez has three home runs with 19 RBI and eight stolen bases, with a .391 slugging percentage. Gutierrez, who is the Nationals’ 10th best prospect, has gone 4-7 with two home runs and three RBI in his last two games.

Jefry Rodriguez, Pitcher, Harrisburg Senators

Rodriguez, the Nationals’ 16th best prospect, is 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA with the Senators. Rodriguez has had his ups and downs this season as he allowed five runs in three appearances. However, Rodriguez was stellar in his last start against the Hartford Yard Goats on Thursday. Rodriguez gave up two runs (zero earned) on two hits, and three walks, while striking out nine batters. Rodriguez has recorded six or more strikeouts in six of his 11 starts.