As the Washington Nationals try to get their act together and make a push for the NL East title, let’s take a look at what some of the players in the Nats’ farm system are doing as we get closer to the All-Star break.
Carter Kieboom, SS, Harrisburg Senators
Kieboom has put up a .383 batting average since he has been with Harrisburg. Kieboom is currently on a nine-game hitting streak and has recorded multi-hit performances six times during this span. Kieboom a pair of home runs to go along with seven RBI and a .431 on-base percentage.
Nick Raquet, P, Potomac Nationals
Raquet was solid with Hagerstown, registering a 2.79 ERA in 12 starts. However, the Nationals’ 12th best prospect hasn’t had a smoove transition with Potomac.
Raquet has allowed 10 earned runs in his first two starting appearances with Potomac.
Raquet, who has a 11.25 ERA, only pitched 2.1 innings in his last start where he gave up six runs on eights hits and three walks.
Jacob Wilson, RF, Syracuse Chiefs
Wilson has a .293 batting average in 65 games and 223 plate appearances with the Chiefs. Wilson also has three home runs, 33 RBI and 25 walks. Wilson has been struggling lately as he has only recorded three hits in the last six games.
Kyle Johnston, P, Hagerstown Suns
Johnston, who was the Nationals’ sixth round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, has appeared in 17 games and started in six. Johnston has recorded 56 strikeouts with a 3.14 ERA, while keeping opponents to a .237 batting average. Johnston was solid in his last start against the West Virginia Power on July 1, allowing two runs on four hits and tallying eight strikeouts in six innings of work.