With the non-waiver trade deadline looming and the final two months of the season approaching, let’s take a look at what some of the Nationals’ prospects are doing...
Victor Robles, OF, Syracuse Chiefs
Robles return to the Chiefs’ lineup on July 27 after spending on the disabled list with a elbow injury. Robles was impressive in his first game back as he went 3 for 4, with a home run, two RBI and a pair of stolen bases. Robles has struggled in his last two games, going for a combined 0 for 8.
Further Reading: Victor Robles leads top prospect performers - (MLB.com)
"Victor Robles returned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and had a very Victor Robles game."
Luis Garcia, SS/3B, Potomac Nationals
Garcia, the Nationals’ third best prospect, has been solid in his last two games. Garcia has gone 6-9 with a home run, three doubles and three RBI. Garcia tallied four hits and two doubles in Potomac’s 10-1 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday. Garcia has a .297 batting average with four home runs and 38 RBI in 381 at bats through 97 games this season.
Further Reading: Luis Garcia Scouting Report - 2080 Baseball
“Hit Tool: Hitterish w/ excellent natural bat-to-ball skill; fluid, balanced, athletic stroke that takes what is given and uses both fields. Makes adjustments very quickly for a teenager. Ingredients of future plus hit tool."
Carter Kieboom, SS, Harrisburg Senators
Kieboom supports a .280 batting average with two home runs and nine RBI since joining the Senators in June. Kieboom has a .291 batting average with three doubles and a RBI in his last seven games.
Jake Irvin, RHP, GCL Nationals
Irvin, the Oklahoma product, was the Nationals fourth round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. Irvin was assigned to the GCL Nationals on July 5 and appeared in four games. Irvin has registered 1.35 ERA with four strikeouts and seven hits in 6.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .259 against Irvin.
Further Reading: 2018 MLB Draft: Washington Nationals’ 2018 Draft Class in Review - Rounds 1-4 - (FBB)
"Irvin’s 6’6’’ and 225-pound frame is extremely durable, and he has been a part of Oklahoma’s rotation since his freshman year in 2015."
Reid Schaller, RHP, GCL Nationals
Schaller, the Nationals third round pick, started in five games for the GCL Nationals. He went 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. Schaller managed to hold opponents to a .209 batting average, while racking up 16 strikeouts. Schaller was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays on July 30.
Further Reading: VIDEO: Nationals' 3rd Round Draft pick (#101 overall pick) RHP Reid Schaller, Vanderbilt - (FBB)
"Physical reliever who has had injury issues throughout college career but showed a pro-ready two-pitch mix in mid-90s FB and power SL this year for the 'Dores."