Ross Detwiler - age 25 - MLB Service Time - 2 years
How He Became A Nat: Taken by the Nats in the first round of the 2007 draft (6th overall)
The Raw Numbers:
WHIP - 1.258
GS - 10
Tough Losses: 2
The Key Stat: IP/GS - 5.6 While not a bad number, when you draft a power lefty sixth overall you anticipate him getting deeper into games at this point in his development. But as all Nats fans know he has trouble getting through the order a third time. I'm sure the Nats front office is hoping that seasoning is the cure for that issue and that 2012 is his coming out party.
His Best Game: Sept 20 against the Phillies. Rossy D was stellar over seven and a third scoreless, giving up only 3 hits and a walk and striking out three.
His Worst Game: Sept 2 against the dreadful Mets. He lasted just 3 innings allowing 7 hits, two of which left the yard, and 6 runs, striking out just 2. His GB/FB ration was 2/13, clear evidence he did not have his best stuff and was leaving everything up in the zone.
Capball Grade: B- The Nats were .500 in his ten starts so we start with a C. He gets a bump from 5 strong relief appearances and for being a 25 year old power lefty. So we arrive at B-. Boom.
2012 Nats Status: He has an outside shot to come north from Viera as the fifth starter but it depends on a whole lot of things. If the Nats go get a starter he needs John Lannan to get traded or have a horrible spring. Baring that, the Nats failing to sign a starter or injury he is Syracuse bound and waiting for a call to come to DC.