WASHINGTON -- Before Friday's game against the Marlins, the Nationals honored third baseman Matthew Skole as their Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Nathan Karns as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
Skole hit a combined .292 with 27 home runs and 104 RBIs in 118 games for Class A Hagerstown and Class A Potomac. Those 27 home runs led the South Atlantic League, were most among Nationals prospects and were third among all of Class A Minor League Baseball.
Karns was a combined 11-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 116 innings with Hagerstown and Potomac. Karns' 11 wins were second most among Nats farmhands.