Potomac Nationals

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Potomac Nationals
Founded in 1978
Woodbridge, Virginia
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Team logo Cap insignia
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League Carolina League
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Washington Nationals (2005–Present)

Cincinnati Reds (2003–2004)

Minor league titles
League titles 1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, 2014
Division titles 1982, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013
Team data

Potomac Nationals (2005–Present)

Ballpark G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium
Previous parks Municipal Stadium at Four Mile Run Park
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.


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]

Notable alumni[edit]

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

Rick Ankiel, Magglio Ordóñez, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, Albert Pujols, Coco Crisp, Braden Looper, Brad Ausmus, Jorge Posada, Kevin Maas, Hensley Meulens, Gerald Williams, Alan Mills, Edwin Encarnacion, Jack Wilson, Dmitri Young, Dan Haren, Carmen Cali, John Smiley, Scott Kamieniecki, José Lind, Jeff King, Félix Fermín, Mike Cameron, Sterling Hitchcock, Joey Votto, John Lannan, Justin Maxwell, Josh Whitesell, Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa, and Ross Detwiler.


Potomac Nationals roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 31 Dakota Bacus
  • 22 Robert Benincasa
  • 26 Ian Dickson
  • 36 Brian Dupra
  • 45 Pedro Encarnacion
  • 33 Bryan Harper
  • 44 Travis Henke
  • 29 Nick Lee
  • 40 Gilberto Mendez
  • 39 Brett Mooneyham
  • 28 Ronald Pena
  • 24 Brian Rauh
  • 25 Derek Self


  •  3 Cole Leonida
  •  4 Pedro Severino


  • 35 Kevin Keyes
  • 13 Mike McQuillan
  •  2 Stephen Perez
  •  5 Shawn Pleffner Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Tony Renda
  •  9 Adrian Sanchez
  •  8 Óscar Tejeda


  • 20 Brandon Miller
  • 12 Justin Miller
  • 14 Randolph Oduber
  • 27 Will Piwnica-Worms


  •  6 Tripp Keister


  • 34 Franklin Bravo (pitching)
  • 30 Sean McCauley (coach)
  • 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 4, 2014
More MiLB rosters
Washington Nationals minor league players

External links[edit]