To begin the 2014 season, Voth returned to Hagerstown. In June 2014, he was promoted to the Carolina League’s Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals, and then to the Eastern League’s Class AA Harrisburg Senators in July 2014.
Voth spent 2015 with Harrisburg before being promoted to the International League’s Class AAA Syracuse Chiefs for the 2016 season. After a 3.15 ERA in 157 innings for Syracuse during the 2016 season, the Nationals promoted Voth to their 40-man roster.
He played in the Arizona Autumn League for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the fall of 2016. During preseason spring training in 2017, the Washington Post classified him as “on the cusp of the Nationals’ rotation.”
Voth’s velocity dropped dramatically in 2017, and his fastball dropped into the mid-80s (mph), leading to a poor season in which he pitched to an overall ERA of 5.94 in 13 games with Syracuse (6.38 ERA), ten with Harrisburg (5.13 ERA), and one with Auburn in which he gave up four hits, a walk, and three runs in two innings of work.
Voth was not placed among Pipeline’s top 30 prospects in the Washington Nationals system in advance of the 2018 season, after peaking at eighth in the MLB Pipeline biannual ranking of prospects in the Washington Nationals system before the 2017 season.
Voth’s fastball velocity increased to 93 miles per hour (150 kilometers per hour) after doing strength training during the 2017-2018 offseason.
He started four games for the Syracuse Chiefs in 2018, posting a 0.96 ERA in 182/3 innings of work, striking out 22 batters and walking only two, and combining with three relievers to throw a no-hitter in a seven-inning game on April 18, 2018. His strikeouts-per-nine-innings for Syracuse increased from 5.7 in 2017 to 10.06 in 2018
How Old Is Austin Voth?
Austin Voth is 29 years old. He was born on June 26, 1992.