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No. 18 prospect homers in playoff defeat

September 7, 2019

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Nationals prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Nationals prospects in the Minor Leagues:

AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
AL Central CLE, CWS, DETKC, MIN
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WSH
NL Central CHC, CIN, MIL, PIT, STL
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
Top prospect performers

Top 30 Prospects | Complete prospect stats | Draft stats

Saturday, Sept. 7: Barrera homers, Senators eliminated
Tres Barrera, the Nationals’ No. 18 prospect, went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday for Double-A Harrisburg, but the Senators still fell short, losing 12-5 to Bowie, and were eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs. No. 2 prospect Luis Garcia (No. 76 in MLB) also went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI. Harrisburg won Game 2 of the series on Thursday to even it up at one game apiece, but dropped Games 3 and 4. Harrisburg was the only remaining affiliate of the Nationals still in play this September, so their loss ends the Minor League season for Washington. Saturday's prospect stats »

Friday, Sept. 6: Garcia notches three hits
Luis Garcia stayed hot at the plate for Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, picking up three hits and driving in a run in a losing effort for the Senators in the Eastern League division series matchup against Bowie. The 19-year-old, one of the youngest players at his level, has hits and RBIs in each of the three games Harrisburg has played in the series, a continuation of his strong finish to the regular season. The Nationals’ No. 2 prospect had multiple hits in five of his final nine regular season games and hit three of his four home runs during August. Friday's prospect stats »

Thursday, Sept. 5: Garcia helps Harrisburg in win
Luis Garcia
went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two walks on Thursday to help Harrisburg to a 5-4 win over Bowie in 12 innings. The win ties up their Eastern League division series at one game apiece. Garcia, the Nationals’ No. 2 prospect and the No. 76 prospect in Major League Baseball, also reached base three times in the series opener with a hit and two walks. This season with Double-A Harrisburg, the talented 19-year-old hit .257 with four home runs and a .617 OPS over 129 games, but he’s come up big for the Senators early in the playoffs. Thursday's prospect stats »

Wednesday, Sept. 4: Garcia reaches base three times
Luis Garcia
went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI single on Wednesday for Double-A Harrisburg, who dropped Game 1 of their Eastern League Division Series to Bowie. The two sides face each other again in Bowie on Thursday before the series returns to Harrisburg for the rest of the best-of-five. Garcia, the club’s No. 2 prospect and the No. 76 overall prospect in baseball, hit .257 with a .617 OPS over 129 regular-season games this year, down from a .298 average and .742 OPS split between Class A and Class A Advanced in 2018. Wednesday's prospect stats »

Monday, Sept. 2: Lara homers in two-hit game
Gilbert Lara
launched his 13th home run of the season in a 2-for-5 performance and has more than doubled his previous career high of five, set in 2018. This power bump has also seen the Nationals’ No. 25 prospect set a career high with 68 RBIs. Between Class A Hagerstown and Class A Advanced Potomac, Lara has hit .242 with a .655 OPS. Still just 21 years old, there’s still plenty of time for Lara to draw even more power from his 6-foot-4 frame as he advances through the Nationals’ system. Monday's prospect stats »

Sunday, Sept. 1: Raquet spins gem for Potomac
In his final start this season, Nick Raquet put it all together. The Nationals’ No. 29 prospect struck out a career-high 11 batters and allowed just four hits in six scoreless innings as Class A Advanced Potomac blanked Frederick, 2-0. He recorded six groundouts without issuing a walk in the stellar outing, throwing 63 of 91 pitches for strikes. Raquet, a 23-year-old left-hander, struggled early in the season but dominated down the stretch, going 6-1 with a 2.82 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 54 1/3 frames over his final 10 starts.