Potomac Nationals

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Potomac Nationals
Founded in 1978
Woodbridge, Virginia
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League Carolina League
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Washington Nationals (2005–Present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, 2014
Division titles 1982, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
Team data
Nickname
Ballpark G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium
Previous parks
Municipal Stadium at Four Mile Run Park
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Art Silber
Manager Tripp Keister
General manager Josh Olerud

The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

History[edit]

The team began play in 1978 as the Alexandria Dukes. The Dukes moved from Alexandria, Virginia, for the 1984 season and were renamed the Prince William Pirates. Since then, the team has been named the Prince William Yankees, Prince William Cannons, Potomac Cannons, and now the Potomac Nationals.

The team has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and now the Washington Nationals. Since moving to Woodbridge, the franchise has played all its home games at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, with an announced seating capacity of 6,000 people.[1]

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1982 season: Defeated Lynchburg 1-0 in semifinals; defeated Durham 3-1 to win championship.
  • 1989 season: Defeated Lynchburg 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Durham 3-1 to win championship.
  • 1991 season: Lost to Lynchburg 2-0 in semifinals.
  • 1995 season: Lost to Wilmington 2-0 in semifinals.
  • 2004 season: Lost to Wilmington 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2008 season: Defeated Wilmington 3-0 in semifinals; defeated Myrtle Beach 3-1 to win championship.
  • 2010 season: Defeated Frederick 3-1 in semifinals; defeated Winston-Salem 3-1 to win championship.
  • 2011 season: Lost to Frederick 3-2 in semifinals.
  • 2013 season: Defeated Lynchburg 2-0 in semifinals; lost to Salem in finals.
  • 2014 season: Defeated Lynchburg 2-0 in semifinals; defeated Myrtle Beach 3-1 to win championship.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of the Dukes/Mariners/Pirates/Yankees/Cannons/Nationals include:

Roster[edit]

Potomac Nationals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 31 Dakota Bacus
  • 21 Cody Davis
  • -- Ian Dickson Injury icon 2.svg
  • 37 Jake Johansen
  • 35 Nick Lee
  • 13 David Napoli
  • -- Ronald Pena Injury icon 2.svg
  • 40 Nick Pivetta
  • 28 Brian Rauh
  • 39 Manny Rodriguez
  • 23 Blake Schwartz
  • -- Hector Silvestre Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Matthew Spann
  • 32 Wander Suero
  • 30 Justin Thomas
  • -- Kylin Turnbull Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Jake Walsh

Catchers

  • 24 Spencer Kieboom
  •  3 Craig Manuel
  • -- Andruth Ramirez Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 10 Isaac Ballou
  • 12 Rafael Bautista
  •  5 Estarlin Martinez
  • 20 Brandon Miller
  • -- Will Piwnica-Worms ‡
  • 44 Jayson Werth *#

Manager

  •  6 Tripp Keister

Coaches

  • 34 Franklin Bravo (pitching)
  • 41 Brian Rupp (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 12, 2015
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Washington Nationals minor league players

References[edit]

External links[edit]