Harrisburg Senators’ Cole Henry is hot…

BOWIE, Maryland – There are two pitchers with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators who’re on the 40-man roster of the Nationals.

However it’s one other hurler who could also be nearer to the majors than Gerardo Carrillo and Evan Lee.

Cole Henry, one of many prime prospects within the Washington system, has allowed simply three hits in his first 13 innings over 4 begins this season.

Henry has an ERA of 0.00 and batters are hitting simply .073 in opposition to him.

“He has pitched rather well; his fastball command, he has established it to each side of the plate up and down and pounding the strike zone,” mentioned Harrisburg supervisor Tripp Keister to Federal Baseball on Tuesday earlier than the Senators started a collection right here in opposition to the Bowie Baysox.

“He has had an excellent combine and hopefully he can construct on his good begin. He has made each begin; he’s engaged on his change-up and slider as nicely. He has made each begin and final time went 4 innings.”

Henry, an Alabama native who turns 23 in July, was drafted out of LSU within the second spherical by the Nationals in 2020.

He had an ERA of two.30 in 11 video games with 10 begins cut up between the Florida Advanced and excessive Single-A Wilmington final 12 months, and had a standout marketing campaign within the Arizona Fall League.

As for Carrillo, a part of the commerce with the Los Angeles Dodgers final July, he’s on the Injured Checklist with Harrisburg, and is in Florida working with rehab pitching coordinator Mark Grater, based on Keister.

Lee is slated to start out for Harrisburg on Saturday right here at Bowie, a farm staff of the Orioles.

He has an ERA of 1.88 in 4 begins this 12 months for the Senators. Lee was drafted within the 15th spherical out of Arkansas in 2018 by the Nationals.

“He’s coming off his finest begin,” Keister mentioned of Lee. “He was actually environment friendly in his first 4 innings; he actually pitched nicely Sunday.”

De Jon Watson, the brand new farm director of the Nationals, was available at Bowie on Tuesday together with Mark Scialabba, the previous farm director who was promoted after final season.

Watson was with Fredericksburg for a collection at Kannapolis in North Carolina and he informed Federal Baseball he was impressed with the offense of the Single-A Nationals although they didn’t have a full roster at occasions in the course of the collection.

Randy Knorr, a coach for the Nationals final 12 months, was in Bowie on Tuesday working with Harrisburg catchers. Knorr is now the catching coordinator in participant improvement for Washington.

“That is all the time a enjoyable collection,” Keister informed Federal Baseball on Tuesday.

Steven Fuentes is slated to start out Friday on the mound for the Senators. He pitched at 4 ranges final 12 months, advancing to Triple-A Rochester.

“He’s a sinker, slider man,” mentioned Keister, who performed on the College of Delaware. “He pitches to contact and will get a number of floor balls.”