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Nationals prospect roundup: Wilmer Difo's crushing it

Nationals prospect roundup: Wilmer Difo's crushing it

AAA - Syracuse

Trea Turner - SS 

Surprise, surprise: he's hitting .326 over his last 10 games. He raised his average to over .300 with this recent hot streak, as well. Just to be a wet blanket, he's still striking out WAY more than he's walking. 

A.J. Cole - RHP

Oh, A.J. You were doing so well. Cole's last outing: 3.2 innings, six hits, seven earned runs and three walks. Pitchers throw duds all the time, so there's hope that on the back of a handful of strong starts from Cole, this is just one of those duds. 

Austin Voth - RHP

Six innings, five hits, four runs, three walks and six strikeouts in his last start. Considering he didn't strike anyone out in the start prior, this is an obvious improvement. Still, he's walked at least three people in five of his last seven starts. 

Reynaldo Lopez - RHP

Lopez is in Syracuse now! He'll also be representing the Nationals at the Futures game over the All-Star break. His last outing (2nd in Triple-A): five innings, six hits, three runs, two walks and five strikeouts. His numbers haven't been as prolific in Triple-A, which is a fairly obvious observation. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes him to adjust. 


AA - Harrisburg

Wilmer Difo - 2B/SS

Wilmer Difo has arrived! He's hitting .390 over the last 10 games which, while fun, is obviously unsustainable. Still though, it's fun. He's had multi-hit games in four of the last five games. 

High A - Potomac

Andrew Stevenson - OF

Well, it can't all be good news. Stevenson is hitting .200 over the last 10 games. Over the last 30 days, he's only hit .175. The Stevenson hype train has slowed to a mere crawl... 

Victor Robles - OF

...But the Victor Robles hype train rolls right along! Robles, who was recently listed as #9 on Baseball Prospectus' Top-50 Mid-Season Prospect list, is hitting .231 so far in Potomac. Not great, but keep in mind, he was born in 1997 and has already been promoted once. 

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.

Dancing is not.

On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor. 

With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch." 

Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.

While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."


It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.

While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle. 

106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.

It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.

They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training. 


Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.

Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.

Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.