Nationals Minor League Report: May 18, 2016

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Welcome to the latest installment of the 2016 Washington Nationals Minor League Report.

All the information listed here, and linked below, reflects games played through May 17.

Organizational Record: 81-65 (.555, 5th in MLB)

Organizational Top Performer: OF Victor Robles – Hagerstown Suns

OF Victor Robles is pacing the strong Hagerstown Suns offensive attack…Through May 17,
the 18-year-old outfielder is hitting .338 (44-for-130) with two doubles, three triples, four home runs, 19 RBI, 10 walks, 12 stolen bases and 31 runs scored…He has posted a .424 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage…His .338 batting average is second in Washington’s system and ranks sixth in the South Atlantic League…He also ranks among South Atlantic League hitters in runs scored (2nd, 31), on-base percentage (5th, .424) and stolen bases (T5th, 12).

In 13 games from April 20-May 5, Robles went 22-for-51 (.431) with two doubles, one triple, two homers, 10 RBI, six HBP, five stolen bases and 13 runs scored…Robles is in his third professional season after signing as a non-drafted free agent, July 2, 2013…He entered 2016 as the No. 3 prospect (No. 33 overall) in Washington system, per Baseball America.

It’s Voth, not Voth

Through seven starts, RHP Austin Voth is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA (12 ER/39.1 IP) and leads Washington’s Minor League system (ninth in the International League) with 41 strikeouts…In addition, his 2.75 ERA is good for second among Nationals farmhands…Voth also ranks among International League leaders in strikeouts per nine innings (9.38), strikeout-to-walk ratio (4th, 6.83) and walks per nine innings (5th, 1.37)…Voth entered the 2016 season as the No. 9 prospect in Washington’s system, per Baseball America.

Eastern League Player of the Week

INF Neftali Soto was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the week of May 9-May 15…He hit .387 (12-for-31) with one double, two home runs, 13 RBI, three runs scored, one stolen base and three walks in seven games during the week…Soto reached base safely in all seven games and recorded six RBI on two separate occasions, May 10 at Richmond (SFG) and May 13 vs. Akron (CLE)…On the season, Soto is hitting .256 (22-for-86) with four doubles, three home runs, 21 RBI, eight walks, one stolen base and seven runs scored in 23 games for the Senators.

For more information & notes on the Nationals’ Minor League system, view the full Minor League Report here:

 

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