The Book on Nathan KarnsWAS



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Nathan Karns / RHP, WAS
Born 11/25/1987
Arlington, TX, USA
School: Texas Tech
Height 6-5
Weight 230
Bats/Throws R/R
168 | 9/1/2013


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A late-blooming pitching prospect who's just now learning to pitch from his very big and strong frame after recovering from shoulder surgery a couple of years back, the Nationals' own Nathan Karns looks like he could step up into MLB soon. In 116 innings split between low and high-A ball last season, the right-handed Karns showed mastery of his 98mph fastball, turning in a scintillating 2.17 ERA, 1.01 WHIP season. A new ability to throw a quality curve for strikes and a developing change also helped him strike out nearly twelve batters per nine innings of work. A bit under the radar thanks to his advanced age, Karns could be a surprise savior if the Nats suffer injury this year. If not, he's on track for a storybook rookie debut at the age of 26 next season.

9/1/2013


Pitching Stats 0.00000
Yr Age W L G GS IP H ER K BB WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB
2014 26 AAA Intl-Lg Durham TB 8 5 21 21 113.1 100 65 120 48 1.306 9.5 3.8 2.50
2013 25 MLB NL Washington WAS 0 1 3 3 12.0 17 11 11 6 1.917 8.3 4.5 1.83
2013 25 AA Eastern Harrisburg WAS 10 6 23 23 132.2 109 54 155 48 1.183 10.5 3.3 3.23
2012 24 A+ Caro. Potomac WAS 8 4 13 13 71.2 47 23 87 26 1.019 10.9 3.3 3.35
2012 24 A Sally Hagerstown WAS 3 0 11 5 44.1 23 11 61 21 0.992 12.4 4.3 2.90
2011 23 A- NY-Penn Auburn WAS 3 2 8 8 36.2 27 14 33 27 1.473 8.1 6.6 1.22
2011 23 Rookie Gulf Nationals WAS 0 0 5 5 18.2 2 0 26 6 0.429 12.5 2.9 4.33





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News and Notes

5/28/2013 by DataBoy



Nathan Karns lasted only four and one third innings in his MLB debut against the Orioles on Tuesday night, as the advertised rookie pitching duel with Kevin Gausman didn't quite come to pass. Karns surrendered three runs on five hits, two of them on fourth inning homers to Chris Davis and JJ Hardy. He looked decent enough, and earned another start next series against either the Braves or (if he's lucky) the Mets.

5/27/2013 by DataBoy



Nathan Karns will jump up from AA to make a spot start for the Nationals on Tuesday, filling in for the DL-bound Ross Detwiler. If he perfoms well, he'll have an opportunity to make one or two more starts before Detwiler returns. Karns isn't the team's top pitching prospect (he's probably not even in the top three), but while bigger names have struggled, Karns is having the best season so far. He's earned a shot.

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