Nats agree to terms with 18 players including Skole

The Nationals have agreed to terms with 18 players selected in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including fifth-round pick third baseman Matt Skole.

Skole, who played for Georgia Tech, hit .348 with 10 home runs, 58 RBIs and 44 walks in 61 games last season.

Skole, 21, posted a .445 on-base and .545 slugging percentages en route to Second-Team All-ACC honors. During his three-seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Skole hit .329 with 47 home runs and 179 RBI.

A look at the rest of the players who signed with the Nats:
Right-handed pitcher Brian Dupra (7th round)
Right-handed pitcher Manny Rodriguez (10th round)
Outfielder Caleb Ramsey (11th round)
Left-handed pitcher Blake Monar (12th round)
Shortstop Deion Williams (16th round)
Left-handed pitcher Todd Simko (21st round)
Right-handed pitcher Travis Henke (22nd round)
Second baseman Khayyan Norfork (23rd round)
Catcher Erick Fernandez (25th round)
Outfielder Shawn Pleffner (26th round)
Left-handed pitcher Bobby Lucas (27th round)
Right-handed pitcher Kenneth Ferrer (28th round)
Second baseman Trey Karlen (33rd round)
Right-handed pitcher Alex Kreis (35th round)
Left-handed pitcher Ben Hawkins (36th round)
Third baseman Bryce Ortega (41st round)
Right-handed pitcher Ritchie Mirowski (45th round)

1 Comment

Not a big surprise seeing how Skole was already playing in short season

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