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|Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 7||Jeff Moore||2014-05-08|
|Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 1||Jeff Moore||2014-05-02|
|Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 24||Jeff Moore||2014-04-25|
|PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and Stat||Andrew Koo||2014-04-15|
|Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9||Jeff Moore||2014-03-10|
|Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5||Jeff Moore||2014-03-06|
|Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 28-March 2||Jeff Moore||2014-03-03|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29||Jeff Moore||2013-10-30|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 23||Jeff Moore||2013-10-24|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 17||Jeff Moore||2013-10-18|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10||Jeff Moore||2013-10-11|
|Eyewitness Accounts: August 30, 2013||BP Prospect Staff||2013-08-30|
|Minor League Update: Games of August 9-11||Zach Mortimer||2013-08-12|
|Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 8||Zach Mortimer||2013-07-09|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 2, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-07-02|
|Minor League Update: Games of June 28-30||Zach Mortimer||2013-07-01|
|Skewed Left: Searching for Baseball's Brandon Jennings||Zachary Levine||2013-06-27|
|Minor League Update: Games of June 21-23||Zach Mortimer||2013-06-24|
|Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 11||Zach Mortimer||2013-06-12|
|Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees?||Dustin Palmateer||2013-06-11|
|Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 4||Zach Mortimer||2013-06-05|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 29, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-05-29|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects||Jason Parks||2013-03-28|
|The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season Moves||Baseball Prospectus||2013-02-20|
|Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 16||Daniel Rathman||2013-01-16|
|Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading||Kevin Goldstein||2012-07-25|
|Future Shock: The Nats Are Geniuses! Appel Is Stupid! Not So Fast||Kevin Goldstein||2012-07-16|
|Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 5||Kevin Goldstein||2012-06-06|
|Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 30||Kevin Goldstein||2012-05-31|
|Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day Assignments||Kevin Goldstein||2012-04-05|
|Future Shock: NL East Prospect Preview||Kevin Goldstein||2012-04-04|
|Future Shock: Top 101 Prospects||Kevin Goldstein||2012-02-13|
|Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects||Kevin Goldstein||2012-01-24|
|Future Shock: Tuesday-Morning Ten-Pack for 10/25/11||Kevin Goldstein||2011-10-25|
|2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What happened to Matt Purke? Such talent and now diminished velo with that delivery is hard to watch.|
(ThunderAce41 from OKC)
|Injuries kill. Just not the same guy he was out of high school or after his freshman season at TCU. Still a prospect to some extent, because he can pitch a little bit, but nowhere near as exciting as he was in the past. (Jason Cole)|
|2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Which if any of the following would you throw a sleeper tag on for this year: Burch Smith, Ismael Guillon, Jake DeGrom, Cody Kukuk, Mike Kickham, Asher Wojochowski, Zach Bird?
Also, what do you think of Matt Purke for 2013?
(Brian from Boston)
|Smith was excellent when I saw him this spring, and I think he's ready t breakout. Bird is another guy that could be ready to take a very big step forward in 2013. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Dude, do you think the Nats will be better or worse than last year? We might get a full season of Strasburg, Denard Span is a nice addition, and Bryce Harper could get even better, which is sooo metal. But then again I feel like the whole infield could regress, as could Gio. What do you think?|
(RTG from Grey Cubicle, DC)
|I was as shocked as anyone by Gio's performance last year. I predicted regression, and dude just absolutely dismantled the NL. So hell, you got me when it comes to Gio.
Harper will continue to get better for a LONG time, which is almost scary. 200+ innings from Strasburg, plus you've got Matt Purke lurking back there too... plus there aren't many holes in the lineup. I like them a LOT and wouldn't be surprised to see them not just win the NL East but go deep into the playoffs. (Ian Miller)
|2012-11-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are the smart moves for the Nationals to make this Hot Stove Season?|
(Paul from DC)
|Hey, Paul. I'm not sure there are any moves to be made, are there? Maybe little ones here and there, but I feel like there aren't many holes. They passed on Laroche, right? But Morse could shift to 1st, which means there's a corner outfield spot to fill. If Matt Purke's surgery is successful, that's another power arm for the 'pen, or for an already burgeoning rotation.
Do you see any obvious holes? (Ian Miller)
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile
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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Purke threw 143 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2013, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Splitter (82mph) and Slider (77mph).