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|Games Played By Position|
|05/14/2013||Zack Greinke, SP LAD||A.J. Cole, SP WAS|
Mat Latos, SP CIN
|05/12/2013||A.J. Cole, SP WAS|
Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|05/03/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Matt Capps, RP CLE
Joe Smith, RP CLE
A.J. Cole, SP WAS
Danny Hultzen, SP SEA
Adam Dunn, 1B CHW
Alexi Amarista, 2B SD
|Mark Melancon, RP PIT|
Ryan Dempster, SP BOS
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
|Secondary pitches the primary focus for A.J. Cole|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Nationals pitching prospect A.J. Cole continues to shine during his second stint with the organization after being reacquired in the offseason. After being named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for his stellar performance last week, Cole permitted just one run and five hits while recording seven strikeouts over five innings for Class A Potomac on Saturday.
"His fastball command is very much improved," Nationals director of player development Doug Harris told MASNsports.com. "I think his trust and usage of his secondary stuff has come a long way. His understanding of when to use his breaking ball and in what counts and in what situations is improving. He is more effective with his changeup than he has been in the past."
Overall, the 21-year-old Cole has notched a 1-1 record and 3.65 ERA in his seven starts this season along with 41 strikeouts and just nine walks.
|A.J. Cole's best start leads to first win|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Nationals starting pitcher prospect A.J. Cole had his best start for Class A Potomac Friday, which resulted in his first win. Cole, who is considered the Nationals' fourth-best prospect by MLB.com, tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine.
Cole is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and .264 opponents' batting average in six starts. He has struck out 34 batters and walked just six. His 34 strikeouts put him in the top 10 in the Carolina League.
|A.J. Cole experiences highs and lows in first start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) A.J. Cole showed promise but also struggled in his first start back with the Nationals' organization.
Cole, 21, has already been involved in two trades over his career. The Nationals dealt him to the Athletics for Gio Gonzalez prior to the 2012 season, then reacquired him this offseason. Cole struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings, but allowed four runs. Cole struggled a bit last season, and will need to show something this year in order to remain a strong prospect.
|Cole ready to take 'step forward'|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/4/13) MLB.com reports Nationals pitching prospect A.J. Cole, who was reacquired this offseason in a three-team trade with the Mariners and A's, is expected to begin the year at high Class A Potomac. "Getting A.J. Cole back was exciting for us," Nationals director of player development Doug Harris said. "He's at the age now where he's physically maturing. We're ready to see him take another step forward."
|Nationals reacquire prospect Cole|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1/16/13) The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals have agreed to a deal that would send outfielder Michael Morse to the Mariners, in a three-team deal also including the Athletics. The Nationals will receive pitching prospect A.J. Cole in return from the Athletics, while the Mariners send catcher John Jaso to the As to complete the deal.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ SD||4:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/20/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|5/21/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Matt Cain|
|5/22/13||@ SF||3:45 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|
= probable start