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30 Players in 30 Days: Shairon Martis

 Shairon Martis


 
051909-171 shairon martis.JPGShairon Martis led off the 2009 season with an impressive 5-0 run over his first seven starts. This included a complete game win over St. Louis on May 2 where he struck out six, walked one and allowed five hits.

Martis has been a strong pitcher, even from a young age. As a member of the Netherlands 2006 World Baseball Classic team, Martis pitched the only no-hitter in WBC history against Panama. After originally being drafted by San Francisco, the Nationals acquired him in a trade for Mike Stanton in 2006. He made his Major League debut for the Nationals on September 4, 2008 at 21 years, five month and six days old.

While he finished the 2009 Major League season with a winning record, the record was more indicative of the production from the offense during the games he started (6.48 RSA in his first seven starts) than his ability to shutdown opposing lineups. Martis had some mechanical issues throughout the season that led to a Minor League demotion

Martis improved in the Minor Leagues, increasing his K/BB to 2.22 and lowering his ERA to 4.96. At 22, he is still one of the youngest pitchers with Major League experience and has a bright future.  

 

Shairon Martis Final Major League Stats

W

L

ERA

G/GS

SHO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

5

3

5.25

15/15

0

85.2

83

52

50

11

4

39

34

.255

1.42

0.83

 

 

Shairon Martis Final Minor League Stats

W

L

ERA

G/GS

SHO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

4

4

4.96

13/13

0

74.1

90

42

41

9

1

18

40

.304

1.45

0.61

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm is a weekly window into the Nationals farm teams, with updated standings, league leaders, team and individual player stats, and the latest team and player news.

 

This Week’s Top Headline

 

In 14 combined appearances with Single-A Potomac and Single-A Hagerstown, RHP Drew Storen has 33 strikeouts and 0 walks in 19.0 innings, Storen, Washington’s first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, has fanned 22 and allowed just one hit over 11.0 scoreless innings in his last eight games between Potomac and Hagerstown. Prior to joining the P-Nats on July 19, the Stanford University product struck out 26 and did not walk a batter in 14.2 innings (11 games) with the Suns.

 


Chiefs 2.JPGTriple-A Syracuse Chiefs

International League North Division

53-48, 2nd Place, 3.5 Games Back

 

OF Jorge Padilla, a 2009 IL All-Star selection, leads full-season Minor Leaguers with a .363 batting average. Padilla has hit safely in 32 of his last 35 games, going 51-for-134 (.381) with 20 runs scored during the tear. His .423 on-base percentage ranks second in the IL. He has reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP 132 times in 88 games (1.5 times per contest).

 

RHP Jorge Sosa has offered scoreless relief in 12 of his last 13 appearances, posting a 0.93 ERA (2 ER/19.1 IP) along the way. As a reliever, he owns a 1.48 ERA (4 ER/24.1 IP) and a .182 (16-for-88) BAA in 12 games. Overall, he is 1-2 with two saves and a 2.91 ERA in 18 games (four starts). He has 50 strikeouts against just 12 walks in 46.1 innings. Sosa signed with the Nationals as a Minor League free agent on December 18, 2008.

 

RHP Shairon Martis scattered five hits in 7.0 scoreless frames, Monday vs. Louisville (Reds), to earn his second straight win. In his last two starts, Martis has allowed two earned runs in 13.0 innings (1.38 ERA). Before being optioned to Syracuse on June 28, the 22-year-old went 5-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 15 starting assignments with the Nationals.

 


senators-new-logo 1.JPGDouble-A Harrisburg Senators

Eastern League Southern Division

46-55, 5th Place, 15.5 Games Back

 

RHP Clint Everts is a combined 5-1 with a 1.41 ERA and a 3.5/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (50 K/14 BB) in 29 appearances (44.2 innings) with Harrisburg and Potomac. Since joining the Senators on June 9, he is 2-1 with two saves and a 1.82 ERA (5 ER/24.2 IP) in 16 games. Prior to his promotion, Everts went 3-0 with two saves and a 0.90 ERA (2 ER/20.0 IP) in 13 appearances with Potomac. The Cypress, TX native was Montreal’s top pick (5th overall) in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.

 

RHP Erik Arnesen‘s 10 wins are tops among Washington farmhands, while his 91 strikeouts rank second. He is 10-4 with a 2.76 ERA in a combined 21 games (20 starts) with Harrisburg and Potomac. Arnesen has gone 6-3 with a 2.96 ERA (28 ER/85.0 IP) in 15 games (14 starts) since his promotion to Harrisburg on May 11. In six starts with the P-Nats, the 25-year-old went 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA (8 ER/32.2 IP).

 

I’M SEEING STARS…ALL-STARS:  The Harrisburg Senators and the City of Harrisburg announced that the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game will be held at Metro Bank Park on July 14, 2010.

 


potomac nationals 1.JPGSingle-A Potomac Nationals

Carolina League Northern Division

First Half: 37-30, 2nd Place, 3.0 Games Back

Second Half: 21-11, First Place, 3.5 Games Ahead

 

 21-year-old 1B Chris Marrero leads the Carolina League with 108 hits, and ranks among the league leaders in batting average, total bases, slugging, OPS, home runs, RBI and on-base percentage. In 25 July games, he is hitting at a .372 (32-for-86) clip with seven doubles, one triple, four homers, 16 RBI and 14 walks, which equates to .472 and .616 on-base and slugging percentages, respectively. Marrero was selected by Washington in the first round (15th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

 

For the second consecutive week, a Potomac National has earned MiLB.com Single-A Carolina League Player of the Week honors. INF/OF Dan Nelson followed up last week’s winner, 1B Chris Marrero, by picking up his first POTW award of the season earlier this week. Nelson hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, two triples and a league-leading eight RBI during the week of July 20-26. For the season, the switch-hitter is batting .275 with 21 doubles, two triples, five homers and 35 RBI in 76 games. His .388 OBP ranks fourth in the CL. As the P-Nats utility man, Nelson has appeared in games at second base (47), outfield (15), third base (12), shortstop (1) and as a DH (1).

 


hagerstown suns 1.JPGSingle-A Hagerstown Suns

South Atlantic League Northern Division

First Half: 31-36, T-6th Place, 10.5 Games Back

Second Half: 12-20, 7th Place, 6.5 Games Back

 

C Derek Norris continues to dominate the South Atlantic League, leading the league in home runs, RBI, total bases and OBP. The 20-year-old paces all catchers in professional baseball in homers and RBI. Norris ranks among full-season minor league leaders in home runs (t-fifth) and slugging percentage (12th, .588). The right-handed hitting slugger has posted a team-best 33 multi-hit games. He has reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP 171 times in 96 games (1.8 times per contest). Per Baseball America, he entered the season rated as the No. 6 prospect and top overall catching prospect in Washington’s system.

 

2B Stephen Lombardozzi paces the South Atlantic League with 74 runs scored and ranks second in hits with 112. In 96 games overall, the 20-year-old is hitting .299 with 19 doubles, six triples, three homers and 43 RBI. Lombardozzi was a 19th-round pick in the 2008 Draft out of St. Petersburg JC (FL).

 

RHP Trevor Holder, Washington’s third-round pick in this June’s Draft, hurled 5.0 innings of one-run ball to earn his second straight win, Saturday at Bowling Green (Rays). The 22-year-old, who played collegiately at the University of Georgia, is 2-0 with a 3.53 ERA in three starts with the Suns.

 


vermont_lake_monsters.jpgShort-Season Single-A Vermont Lake Monsters

New York-Penn League Stedler Division

19-19, T-2nd Place, 4.0 Games Back

 

OF Destin Hood, Washington’s second-round selection in the 2008 Draft, was promoted to Vermont on Monday from the rookie-level GCL Nationals. At the time of his promotion, Hood led the GCL with 24 RBI and a .614 slugging percentage. In 25 GCL contests, the 19-year-old hit a team-best .330 with 10 doubles, three homers and 18 runs scored.

 

After being drafted by Washington in the 29th round of the 2009 Draft, LHP Evan Bronson has gone 2-0 with one save and a 1.13 ERA in his first 10 games as a pro. He has limited opponents to a .184 (16-for-87) BAA. The southpaw has struck out 16 while walking just one in 24.0 innings of work. Bronson played collegiately at Trinity College (TX).

 

Gulf Coast League Nationals

Gulf Coast League East Division

16-11, 2nd Place, 2.5 Games Back

 

OF Eury Perez is hitting .318 with one double, one triple, one home run, eight RBI and 12 walks in 19 games. He has recorded a team-high nine stolen bases. Perez, 19, ranks third in the GCL with a .438 OBP. He signed with Washington as an international free agent on April 13, 2007.

 

1B Brett Newsome leads current GCL players with a .597 slugging percentage and a 1.029 OPS. Fourteen of his 24 hits overall have been of the extra-base variety (nine doubles, two triples, three homers). The left-handed hitting slugger has hammered right-handed pitching, batting .420 (21-for-50) with a 1.352 OPS. In 27 games overall, he is hitting .312 with 16 RBI, 19 runs scored and 16 walks.

Four-game win streak cut short by the Jays

After taking two from the Yankees and two from the Blue Jays, the Nationals’ win streak came to an end Sunday as they fell to the Blue Jays, 9-4, in the series finale. Starter Shairon Martis struggled from the start, giving up four runs in the first inning before leaving after five innings. The offense did not help its cause, stranding 10 runners including a bases loaded situation with one out in the fifth. Prior to this game, the Nats pitchers had a 1.31 ERA during the four-game win streak.

“The whole week, we were willieharris.jpgcarried by our pitching and our defense,” said Manager Manny Acta. “We need our hitting to come around. If you look at the board, we had 12 hits. That is not offense. Hits don’t win ballgames. Hits with runners in scoring position win ballgames, and we haven’t been able to do that lately.

In other Nationals’ News:

- New Closer Mike MacDougal is settling into his role with his new team.

- Broadcaster Rob Dibble talks about his experiences covering Nationals
games.

- Infielder Alberto Gonzalez is making his case on the field to become a
regular starter.

- A talk with head groundskeeper John Royse.

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