DSL No Games Scheduled Gulf Coast League
Play begins on June 26th Arizona League No Pitcher Qualified for Mention Appy League RHP Jacob Taylor (Bristol – Pittsburgh) 21 years old 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1.80 ERA
- The 4th round pick from 2015 looks to remain healthy this season, after only seeing 13 innings of work over the last two seasons.
Short-Season League LHP Daniel Castano (NYPL State College – St Louis) 22 years old 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1.93 ERA
- Castano is off to a nice start after a rough season in the Appy League (Johnson City) last season.
- 2017 “One to Watch”
- #27 ranked Nationals Prospect
- 2016 UTR Organizational All-Star
- Nationals UTR Top Prospect Pitcher of the Month (April & May 2017)
- Szapucki maybe a blip in 2017, but he was loud and clear on the radar in 2016. The 10 K’s last night didn’t achieve a career-high because the 5th rounder (2015) reached double-digit strikeout totals in 5 of his 6 starts in 2016. The signal started with his Appy League (Kingsport) debut last June with a 13 K effort in 6 scoreless innings. Szapucki ended up with 86 strikeouts over 52 innings across two levels. This shot the southpaw 2016 UTR-OAS up the Mets’ prospect ranking, cracking into the Top 10 #8 to begin 2017.