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-Advanced
Minor league affiliations
League Carolina League
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Washington Nationals (2005–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (5)
  • 1982
  • 1989
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2014
Division titles (9)
  • 1982
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2014
Team data
Nickname
Mascot Uncle Slam
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 Aaron Johnson

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, 3-0 in finals.
  • 2014 season: Defeated Lynchburg, 2–0, in semifinals; defeated Myrtle Beach, 3–1 to win championship.
  • 2016 season: Lost to Lynchburg 2-1 in semifinals.

Notable alumni[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

Potomac Nationals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 31 Ryan Brinley
  • 24 Wirkin Estevez
  • 22 Erick Fedde
  • 37 Jake Johansen
  • 35 Nick Lee
  • 14 Reynaldo Lopez
  • 26 Robert Orlan
  • 35 Luis Reyes
  • 23 Greg Ross
  • 14 Mario Sanchez
  • -- Hector Silvestre Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Matthew Spann
  • 30 Justin Thomas
  • -- Kylin Turnbull Injury icon 2.svg
  • 16 Phillips Valdez
  • 36 Mick VanVossen
  • 18 Boone Whiting

Catchers

  •  6 Andruth Ramirez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Raudy Read
  •  5 Matt Reistetter

Infielders

  • 10 Osvaldo Abreu
  • 11 Cody Dent
  •  3 Jose Marmolejos
  •  8 David Masters
  •  2 Bryan Mejia
  • 15 Khayyan Norfolk Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 Drew Ward

Outfielders

  • 20 Dale Carey
  •  9 Alec Keller
  • 25 Narciso Mesa
  •  1 Andrew Stevenson


Manager

  •  7 Tripp Keister

Coaches

  • 34 Franklin Bravo (pitching)
  • 19 Luis Ordaz (hitting)




Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated May 3, 2016
Transactions
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Washington Nationals minor league players

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