Austin Lee Voth...Pronounced like "both"...Graduated from Kentwood (WA) High School and attended the University of Washington...Was the No. 1 starter for the Huskies in 2013…Went 7-6 with a 2.99 ERA in 15 starts…Ranked second in the Pac-12 with 98 strikeouts, behind Stanford's Mark Appel, and seventh-most in school history...Is married to wife, Liz.
Opened the season with Triple-A Fresno before being recalled to the Nationals on four occasions...Made a career-high eight Major League starts...Allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of those eight starts...Made one relief appearance Sept. 2 vs. New York Mets (2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 SO)...Went 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA (6 ER/23.0 IP), 24 strikeouts, seven walks and a .184 opp. AVG (14-for-76) in five games (4 starts) in the month of September...On the season, right-handed batters hit .165 (13-for-79) with 30 strikeouts and five walks against him... Went 4-6 with a 4.34 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 16 starts between Triple-A Fresno, Double-A Harrisburg and the GCL Nationals...Started the Minor League season with a 1.20 ERA (2 ER/15.0 IP), 21 strikeouts and two walks in his first three starts.
Enjoyed five stints with the Nationals...Made his Major League debut on July 14 at New York (NL)...Earned the start by pitching to a 1.62 ERA (6 ER/33.1 IP) while going 1-2 in his last five Minor League starts prior to that...Returned to the Nationals for the remainder of the season on Sept. 4...Appeared out of the bullpen on Sept. 14 at Atlanta...In his final start of the season, tossed 5.0 shutout innings on Sept. 22 vs. New York (NL)...Allowed just one hit while striking out five batters...Went 6-8 with a 4.37 ERA in 24 starts for Triple-A Syracuse...He struck out 117 batters, fourth-most among Nationals farmhands and tied for sixth-most in the International League...Over his last five starts, he went 2-0 with a 3.16 ERA (11 ER/31.1 IP) and held opposing batters to a .195 average (22-for-113).
Went 4-12 with a 5.94 ERA in 24 starts between three levels of Washington's system.
Advanced to Triple-A Syracuse for the first time in his career...Rranked third in the International League and third in Washington's system with a 3.15 ERA... His 133 strikeouts were tied for the most among Nationals farmhands and tied for fifth in the International League...Also ranked among qualified International League pitchers in fewest hits per nine innings (1st, 7.91), fewest home runs per nine innings (3rd, 0.63), strikeouts per nine innings (3rd, 7.62) and walks/hits per innings pitched (5th, 1.24)...Matched a career-high with seven wins...Following the season, went 3-2 with a 5.16 ERA in seven games for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League.
Named Washington's Minor League Pitcher of the Year after leading all Nationals farmhands with 148 strikeouts and ranking third in the organization with a 2.92 ERA...His 148 strikeouts ranked second in all of Double-A and were tied for ninth in all of Minor League Baseball...He led the Eastern League in strikeouts (148), strikeouts per nine innings (8.47) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.70)...He also ranked among league leaders in hits per nine innings (2nd, 7.67), WHIP (5th, 1.11), home runs per nine innings (5th, 0.57), and ERA (8th, 2.92).
Went a combined 7-7 with a 2.77 ERA in 24 starts between three levels of the Nationals' chain...Led all Nationals Minor Leaguers with 133 strikeouts and his 2.77 ERA was good for second in the system...Garnered Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks (7/14 and 7/21)... Was named a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star after going 4-3 with a 2.45 ERA for Hagerstown.
Power right-hander saw action at three levels of the Nationals' Minor League system following his selection in the draft...Struck out at least 10 batters in his final two starts for Auburn before his promotion to Single-A Hagerstown.