Congratulations to Washington Nationals prospect 3B Matthew Skole for being named the South Atlantic League's MVP. Skole had a monster season with Hagerstown before his recent, well deserved promotion to Advanced A Potomac. Skole was a fifth round draft choice of the Nats in the 2011 MLB Draft.
Skole played in 101 games for the Suns and batted .286 with 18 doubles and a league leading 27 home runs. Skole was near the top of the South Atlantic and the Nationals minor league system with 73 runs scored and 92 runs driven in. He posted an impressive .574 slugging percentage and had a .438 on base percentage.
Those numbers were impressive enough to earn Skole a promotion to Potomac. In 13 games so far with the Baby Nats, Skole is batting .327 with 8 doubles and a triple. He has scored 9 runs and driven in 10, while posting a slugging percentage of .510. Combined for the season, Skole is batting .291 with 26 doubles, 1 triple, 27 home runs and has scored 82 runs and drive in 102 runs.