Nats top prospect Hassell in action for MLB Pipeline's Game of the Month

September 18th, 2022

The MLB Pipeline Game of the Month series has taken us to Somerset, Altoona, Norfolk and Durham in 2022. We have one more stop to make before the regular season is over: the Granite State.

The September Game of the Month is coming this Saturday as the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats host the Harrisburg Senators at Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET.

As is the case with all MLB Pipeline Games of the Month, this Eastern League matchup between Blue Jays and Nationals affiliates will be streamed on MLB.TV and for free.

As part of the promotion for this latest iteration, MLB Pipeline will be on-site in Manchester with tons of pre- and post-game content for Toronto, New Hampshire and prospect fans everywhere.

Over on the MiLB Instagram page, we will hold a live afternoon ballpark tour of the Fisher Cats’ home stadium. Fans might recall it for the Hilton Garden Inn in left-center that has served as a home-run target for many Double-A sluggers over the years, most famously Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The Left Field Pavilion and Samuel Adams Brewhouse will also feature prominently in the streaming tour.

Later on the MLB Pipeline IG account, Blue Jays No. 3/MLB No. 73 prospect Orelvis Martinez will join us for a live Q&A. The 20-year-old infielder continues to stand out for his power with 28 homers in 114 games, a New Hampshire club record. We’ll discuss his introduction to the upper Minors, his defensive moves between short and third and his potential to see the Majors next year.

While we may be focused on the Toronto affiliate in the lead-up to Saturday’s contest, there will be plenty for Nats fans to follow during the game itself.

Top Washington prospect Robert Hassell III, who was acquired from San Diego in the Juan Soto/Josh Bell blockbuster, highlights the Harrisburg roster. After a rough start to Double-A, the 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .290/.372/.447 over 10 games this month entering Tuesday. The Senators also boast ranked position players Yasel Antuna (No. 19) and Drew Millas (No. 30) and relievers Gerardo Carrillo (No. 14), Jose A. Ferrer (No. 23) and Zach Brzykcy (No. 24).

Pitching probables for Saturday are New Hampshire right-hander Sem Robberse (Blue Jays No. 7) and Harrisburg southpaw Tim Cate.