Washington Nationals minor league players

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Minor league players and teams affiliated with the Washington Nationals professional baseball organization include:

Players[edit]

Wilmer Difo[edit]

Wilmer Difo
Washington Nationals – No. 1
Infielder
Born: (1992-04-02) April 2, 1992 (age 23)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Wilmer Difo (born April 2, 1992) is an Dominican professional baseball infielder in the Washington Nationals organization.

Difo signed with the Washington Nationals as an international free agent on June 3, 2010. He made his professional debut that season for the Dominican Summer League Nationals. From 2010 to 2013, he played for the Gulf Coast Nationals, Auburn Doubledays, Hagerstown Suns and Potomac Nationals. Difo played the 2014 season with Hagerstown.[1] He was named the 2014 South Atlantic League Most Valuable Player (MVP) with a .315 batting average, a .360 on-base percentage and a .470 slugging average, with 14 home runs and 90 runs batted in.[2][3] He received the Bob Boone Award from the Nationals, which "recognizes professionalism and passion".[4][5]


Reynaldo López[edit]

Reynaldo López
Washington Nationals
Pitcher
Born: (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 21)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Reynaldo Starling Kely López (born January 4, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization.

López signed with the Washington Nationals as an international free agent in June 2012. He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Nationals. López started one game for both the Auburn Doubledays and Hagerstown Suns in 2013.[6] He pitched for the same two teams in 2014, starting 16 games and finishing with a 1.08 earned run average (ERA).[7]


Nick Pivetta[edit]

Nick Pivetta
Washington Nationals
Pitcher
Born: (1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 22)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Nicholas Johncarlo Pivetta (born February 14, 1993) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization.

Pivetta was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of New Mexico Junior College.[8] He signed with the Nationals and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Nationals. He ended the season with the Auburn Doubledays. Pivetta spent 2014 with the Hagerstown Suns.[9][10]


Pedro Severino[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Severino and the second or maternal family name is De Leon.
Pedro Severino
Washington Nationals – No. 70
Catcher
Born: (1993-07-20) July 20, 1993 (age 21)
Bonao, Monseñor Nouel Province
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Pedro Severino De Leon (born July 20, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher. He plays in Minor League Baseball for the Washington Nationals' organization.

Severino began playing baseball in the Dominican Republic as a pitcher, outfielder, and third baseman. In 2009, at the age of 15, his team needed a catcher, so a coach asked Severino to fill in. The coach noticed Severino's potential at catcher when he threw out a baserunner attempting to steal second base, and asked him to keep catching. He comsidered quitting, but his father encouraged him to try catching.[11]

In 2010, the Nationals signed Severino for a $55,000 signing bonus as a catcher. He debuted in 2011 for the Gulf Coast Nationals of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where he struggled to gain the trust of his pitchers due to his youth and inability to understand English. He began to learn English, and worked on his catching development.[11] After repeating the GCL in 2012,[12] Severino played for the Hagerstown Suns of the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL) in 2013, where he was the team's youngest player.[13] He batted .241, but threw out 40% of basestealers, and was named a SAL all-star.[11][14] In 2014, Severino played for the Potomac Nationals of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, where the average player was three years older than him.[11] After the season, the Nationals assigned Severino to the Arizona Fall League.[15]


Matt Skole[edit]

Matt Skole
Washington Nationals – No. 63
Third baseman
Born: (1989-07-30) July 30, 1989 (age 25)
Woodstock, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Matthew Thomas Skole (born July 30, 1989) is a third baseman in the Washington Nationals organization.

Skole was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In 2012, Skole was the South Atlantic League MVP and Nationals Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .291/.426/.559 with 27 home runs and 104 runs batted in.[16][17]

Prior to the 2013 season, Skole was ranked as the Nationals fourth best prospect by Baseball America.[18]


Sammy Solis[edit]

Sammy Solis
Washington Nationals – No. 36
Pitcher
Born: (1988-08-10) August 10, 1988 (age 26)
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Samuel Solis (born August 10, 1988 in Litchfield Park, Arizona) is a minor league baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals organization. He is currently assigned to their Class-A affiliate, the Potomac Nationals.

Solis was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 18th round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but he did not sign in order to play college baseball. Solis attended the University of San Diego, where he played for the San Diego Toreros baseball team. He was drafted again by the Nationals in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Before the 2012 season, MLB.com rated Solis as the 86th best prospect in baseball.[19] He had Tommy John surgery and returned to Potomac in 2013.[20]

After the 2013 season, the Nationals added Solis to their 40-man roster.[21]


Drew Vettleson[edit]

Drew Vettleson
Washington Nationals
Outfielder
Born: (1991-01-19) January 19, 1991 (age 24)
Bremerton, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Drew G. Vettleson (born July 19, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Washington Nationals organization.

Vettleson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Washington.[22][23] He was committed to Oregon State University, but signed with the Rays.[24][25]

On February 13, 2014 Vettleson, José Lobatón and Felipe Rivero, were traded to the Washington Nationals for Nathan Karns.[26]


Drew Ward[edit]

Drew Ward
Washington Nationals
Third baseman
Born: (1994-11-25) November 25, 1994 (age 20)
Leedey, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Drew Ward (born November 25, 1994) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Washington Nationals organization.

Ward was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Leedey High School in Leedey, Oklahoma.[27] He signed with the Nationals and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Nationals.[28] In 2014 he played for the Hagerstown Suns.[29]


Team rosters, by league[edit]

Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Washington Nationals:

Triple-A[edit]

Main article: Syracuse Chiefs
Syracuse Chiefs roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
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Roster updated April 15, 2015
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Double-A[edit]

Main article: Harrisburg Senators
Harrisburg Senators roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 19 Tim Alderson
  • 22 Robert Benincasa
  • 30 Richard Bleier
  • 28 Abel De Los Santos
  • 44 Paul Demny
  • 32 Paolo Espino
  • 39 Gilberto Mendez
  • 26 Joe Ross
  • 35 Sam Runion
  • 21 Derek Self
  • 17 Matt Swynenberg
  • 37 Austin Voth

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  •  2 Mark Harris (hitting)
  • 11 Devin Ivany (coach)
  • 31 Chris Michalak (pitching)


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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Main article: Potomac Nationals
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)


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Class A[edit]

Main article: Hagerstown Suns
Hagerstown Suns roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 21 Connor Bach
  • 31 Andrew Cooper
  • -- Wirkin Estevez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 45 Sam Johns
  • 48 Tyler Mapes
  • -- Brett Mooneyham Injury icon 2.svg
  • 26 Roberto Orlan
  • 30 David Ramos
  • 14 Luis Reyes
  •  8 Mario Sanchez
  • 38 Ryan Ullmann
  • 37 Phillips Valdez
  • 27 Drew Van Orden
  • 36 Joey Webb
  • 35 Austen Williams

Catchers

  • 29 Raudy Read
  • 15 Matt Reistetter

Infielders

  • 10 Osvaldo Abreu
  • 23 Austin Davidson
  • 12 Grand DeBruin
  •  6 Jose Marmolejos-Diaz
  •  7 David Masters
  • -- Jake Mayers Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 Brennan Middleton

Outfielders

  • 20 Dale Carey
  • 13 Jeff Gardner
  • 11 Narciso Mesa
  •  2 Wilman Rodriguez

Manager

  • 15 Patrick Anderston

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

Main article: Auburn Doubledays
Auburn Doubledays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 28 Cory Bafidis
  • 26 Jake Joyce
  • 27 David Napoli
  • 11 Robert Orlan
  • 31 Ryan Ullmann

Catchers

  • 25 Austin Chubb
  •  6 Andruth Ramirez
  • 44 Matt Reistetter

Infielders

  •  2 Cody Dent
  •  8 Cody Gunter
  • -- Brennan Middleton
  • -- Manny Rodriguez
  • 23 Jean Carlos Valdez

Outfielders

  • 12 Brenton Allen
  • -- Gilberto Ramirez
  •  1 Greg Zebrack

Manager

  • 24 Gary Cathcart

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Nationals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  •  2 Joan Baez
  • 64 John Costa
  • 56 Weston Davis
  • 55 Kida De La Cruz
  • 57 Matthew Derosier
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  • 60 Elisaul Gomez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 DJ Jauss
  • 50 Domenick Mancini
  • 28 McKenzie Mills
  • 40 Jose Morales
  • 99 Ross Ohlendorf * #
  • 43 Cole Plouck
  • 24 Omar Poveda #
  • 37 Jean Ramirez
  • 54 Yorlin Reynoso
  • 68 Jefry Rodriguez
  • 67 Melvi Salazar
  • 48 Kyle Simmons
  •  3 Brandon Sisk #
  • 44 Sammy Solis * #
  • 45 Maximo Valerio
  • 15 Daury Vasquez
  • 30 Delbi Yrizarri

Catchers

  • -- Ricardo Martinez ‡
  • 14 Jakson Reetz
  •  7 Brayan Serrata
  • 12 Jorge Tillero

Infielders

  •  1 Younaifred Aguero
  •  4 Thomas Alvarez
  • 11 Kelvin Gutierrez
  • 10 Conor Keniry
  •  6 Edwin Lora
  • 32 Ryan Ripken
  •  5 Dionicio Rosario

Outfielders

  • 13 Aldrem Correndor
  • 19 Randy Encarnacion
  • 18 Darryl Florentino
  • 25 Luis Guzman
  • 26 Oliver Ortiz
  • -- Brian Pruitt ‡
  • 51 Gilberto Ramirez

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Nationals roster
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Pitchers

  • 40 Carlos Acevedo
  • 27 Michael Archibald
  • -- Aroon Avila
  • 29 Juan Bermudez
  • 18 Angher Cespedes
  • 30 Steven Fuentes
  • -- Yordani Garcia
  • 34 Hector Guance
  • 38 Angel Guillen
  • 26 Jose Jimenez
  • -- Franklyn Lopez
  • 22 Jose Nunez
  • -- Malvin Pena
  • 46 Wilber Pena
  • -- Francisco Pinto
  • 43 Nector Ramirez
  • -- Yonathan Ramirez
  • 25 Ramses Rosario
  • 37 Miguel Vargas

Catchers

  •  3 Jeyner Baez
  • 12 Jose Cabello
  • -- Bill Pena ‡
  • -- Elvin Rodriguez ‡
  • 10 Edward Trejos
  •  4 Luis Vilorio

Infielders

  • 11 Anderson Franco
  • 32 Andres Martinez
  •  2 Francys Peguero
  •  5 Luis Perdomo
  • 14 Neivy Pilier
  • -- Davinson Pimentel
  •  6 Joshual Ramirez
  • 31 Luis Rengel

Outfielders

  • 20 Telmito Agustin
  • 19 Israel Mota
  • -- Victor Robles
  • -- Aridio Rodriguez ‡
  • -- Dany Rojas

Manager

Coaches

  • 11 Emmiliano Alcantara (coach)
  • 45 Pablo Frias (pitching)
  • -- Jose Herrera (hitting)


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* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
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References[edit]

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