Nationals Minor League Spotlight: Jhonatan Solano, Lucas Giolito

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Nate Harold

PressBox spotlights some of the top players in the Nationals' minor league system during the past week.

JHONATAN SOLANO, CATCHER, TRIPLE-A SYRACUSE

Solano, who is currently riding a five-game hitting streak, has been indispensable to Syracuse's offense this season. During a 7-3 loss at Columbus May 9, Solano provided all of the Chiefs' runs, going 1-for-4 with a three-run home run. He is now batting .297 this season, leading the team in home runs (six), RBIs (21) and OPS (.930). 

Suns 2014: Lucas Giolito

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Matt Stahley of Sportstar Designs

LUCAS GIOLITO, PITCHER, SINGLE-A HAGERSTOWN

Giolito, the Nationals' top-ranked prospect, has improved progressively throughout each one of his starts this season. Despite the Suns' losing, 2-1, against Kannapolis May 11, Giolito was able to throw six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out seven, before leaving the game. He is 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA this season, ranking second on the team in strikeouts (36). 

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