For the primary time of their historical past, the Fredericksburg Nationals have walked off the sector winners. Sadly, the win didn’t come of their first recreation, their first collection, the primary week of the season, and even the second week of the season. The Low-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals needed to endure 15 straight losses of their inaugural season earlier than they have been capable of style victory.
That is Low-A baseball, what affect, if any, does the success of those ballplayers have on the Washington Nationals group as an entire? Little you’d assume, proper?
Most of those gamers most likely don’t make it to the Main Leagues, and those that do, are more likely to have moved to a different group to take action. In truth, there are simply three gamers on the present Fredericksburg roster who seem on the group’s High-30 Proposect Checklist. Two, if we don’t rely Mason Denaburg who’s out for the 12 months after having Tommy John surgical procedure.
There are some baseball names on the roster, nevertheless, in Tanner Driskell, Jake Randa, and Jake Boone. They’re sons of former Main Leaguers. None of them have been drafted larger than the ninth spherical, and except for their bloodlines, aren’t considered to have race via the minors upside. Trey Turner is on the roster, although it’s Trey with a “y”, no relation to Trea Turner with an “a”.
The Nationals Single-A affiliate in Fredericksburg endured 15 straight losses earlier than profitable their first recreation in franchise historical past.
The affect this has as an entire lies within the tradition revolving across the staff and the group. Inform me the primary phrases that come to thoughts after I say Pittsburgh Pirates. Yeah, they might have had a wealthy baseball custom, although within the what have you ever accomplished for me these days world we dwell in, they’re a shedding franchise. A franchise unwilling to put money into their staff, into their current.
Followers gained’t affiliate Single-A gamers with something once they grow to be Main Leaguers, although it’s exhausting to shake a shedding mindset. It’s exhausting to place within the time and work wanted, when shedding happens frequently. When these gamers progress to the subsequent degree in baseball, commentators, followers, information media will point out in passing, these gamers got here from that dreadful Fredericksburg staff who was not solely crushed, however blown out, more often than not.
The Fred Nats could have a file of 1-15 now, however their guardian staff believes in going 1-0 every day. What occurred the earlier 15 days doesn’t matter. Profitable baseball video games as we speak does. Creating expertise does. Congratulations, Fredericksburg in your first franchise victory and proceed to battle for additional victories.