Matt Purke

Washington Nationals #50 - Starting Pitcher

  • Born: 07/17/90
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 205
  • Bats/Throws: L/L

FBB on MASN: Our 2014 Nats' Prospect Watchlist

Every Friday this season, Federal Baseball will be contributing a post over at as part of their guest writer program. For the first post of the year, we came up with five Nationals' prospects for our 2014 prospect watchlist.

Nats Option Purke, Taylor To Double-A, Reassign 4

Michael Taylor and Matt Purke are both on the Washington Nationals' 40-Man Roster. They were both optioned to Double-A Harrisburg today and the Nats reassigned four pitchers to minor league camp as well in the latest moves to trim the roster.

Rizzo, Mayo & Harris Talk Nats' RHP Lucas Giolito's Jonathan Mayo likes what he sees. Nationals' Asst. GM Doug Harris came away from a side session in awe. Nats' GM Mike Rizzo gambled on the right-hander, and 2012 1st round pick Lucas Giolito is back on the mound trying to make it pay off...

Nats Spring Notes: Zim At 1st; Harper In Left...

Matt Williams talking Ryan Zimmerman's work at first base. The Washington Nationals' new skipper on his first weeks with Bryce Harper. Williams on how he'll use his outfielders this season. And a few quotes from Nats' Asst. GM Doug Harris. Leftovers.

Williams Talks Felipe Rivero And Ross Detwiler

Matt Williams has talked recently about how impressed he is with the number of major league-ready arms in the organization. Yesterday it was Sammy Solis and Matt Purke impressing the skipper. Today it was Felipe Rivero and Ross Detwiler.

Nats 2014 Fantasy Baseball Preview With Razzball

The Washington Nationals are hard at work in Viera, Florida preparing for the 2014 campaign and we're hard at work in an undisclosed northeast location preparing for the new season of coverage of the Nats' run at the NL East crown and beyond...

Nats Rumors: Ryan Madson? Jordan's Ankle? Davey?

There are already a number of Nationals at the team's Spring Training facilities and there are even a few stories coming out of Viera, Florida before pitchers and catchers are even scheduled to report. Ryan Madson? Taylor Jordan? Davey Johnson?

Wire Taps: Nats Need New Skipper At Triple-A SYR

The Nationals made a number of announcements on Thursday, adding a bullpen arm on a minor league deal and reshuffling the front office in the wake of Roy Clark's departure. One move within the organization was announced last night. Tony Beasley is...'s Jim Callis On Solis And Purke In The AFL

No Nationals' prospects made's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo's list of the Top 20 Prospects from the Arizona Fall League. Sammy Solis and Matt Purke did, however, get a mention when Mr. Callis listed five prospects who impresssed in the AFL.

Solis And Purke Impress In Arizona Fall League

Now-former Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson told reporters last December that Sammy Solis and Matt Purke were two pitchers to watch in 2013. Solis and Purke just put together strong stints in the Arizona Fall League.

Solis: (W, 5-2) 5IP, 6H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4Ks, 68P, 6GO

With a 9-3 win over the Glendale Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League action, the Mesa Solar Sox clinched the AFL East and a spot in the Championship Game on Saturday afternoon. Sammy Solis earned the win in the final start of his third stint in AZ.

Souza And Skole Help Solar Sox To AFL Win In AZ

The Washington Nationals' 2012 Minor League Player of the Year Matt Skole and hard-hitting Nats' outfield prospects Steven Souza, Jr. played a big part in the Mesa Solar Sox' 3-2 win Thursday in Arizona Fall League action.

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