Family Game Night Specialty Jersey Auction Preview
Saturday marks the first of five Specialty Jersey Auctions in the 2016 season. In line with Saturday’s Family Game Night theme, the Senators will don Twister-inspired jerseys for their game against the Akron RubberDucks. In case you haven’t been at FNB Field for a jersey auction, all but five of the jerseys worn by the Senators Saturday will be a part of the silent auction down the boardwalk along the left field side.
The remaining five jerseys will be auctioned off live following the game. The five jerseys that will be auctioned off Saturday includes the game-worn uniforms of pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, catcher Spencer Kieboom, infielder/outfielder Chris Bostick and infielder/outfielder Cutter Dykstra.
- Lucas Giolito: Standing at 6’6″ and armed with a powerful fastball and a nasty curveball, Giolito is one of the biggest prospects in all of minor league baseball. At just 21 years old, Giolito is a consensus Top 10 prospect among all prospect ranking outlets. Bonus: Giolito will make his seventh start of the season on Saturday night in the colorful top.
- Reynaldo Lopez: Like heat? Lopez is your man then. In just a few short years, Lopez has gone from an 18-year-old from the Domincan Republic with a high-80s fastball when the Nationals signed him to one of the hardest throwing pitchers in all of minor league baseball. The 22-year-old now lives in the mid-90s and touches triple digits with his heater.
- Spencer Kieboom: A former Clemson standout, Kieboom was drafted by the Nationals in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. A natural athlete, Kieboom has thrown out almost 40 percent of potential basestealers in his career. At the plate, Kieboom makes plenty of contact with a career batting average of .274 while striking out just 135 times in 889 career plate appearances.
- Chris Bostick: The versatile and athletic Bostick entered the 2016 season as the No. 25 prospect in the Nationals organization, according to Baseball America. Bostick is usually found at his normal second base position, but has spent time in the outfield as well with Harrisburg. The Rochester, N.Y. native is hitting .270 this season.
- Cutter Dykstra: A second round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008, Dykstra was traded to the Nationals for OF Nyjer Morgan following the 2010 season. Cutter is a .265 career hitter and as played all over the diamond in parts of three season with the Senators. And yes, Cutter is the son of former beloved Philadelphia Phillie, Lenny Dykstra.