The grease boards, as he calls them, are stored in Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo's office. The markers he uses on them have been worn out, replaced, and worn out again.
Skole and younger brother Jake, a first-round pick by the Texas Rangers in 2010, share an apartment in the offseason and talk nearly every day during the season.
As the Washington Nationals' were paring their spring training roster, preparing for their first round of cuts Monday, third base coach Bo Porter saw Corey Brown's name on the list and put in a plea to keep him.
Nationals' lefty Matt Purke pitched three sharp innings — his longest professional outing — in a 3-0 exhibition win Friday against Georgetown.
Nationals spring training roster
Matt Purke felt relief the minute he became a member of the Washington Nationals.
As the Nationals have gone about developing their farm system, they've amassed an embarrassment of riches at catcher. They're also facing a crossroads with some of that depth.
The Washington Nationals completed their 2011 roster expansion Tuesday, adding right-hander Brad Peacock and infielder Steve Lombardozzi, along with right-handers Yunesky Maya, Craig Stammen, left-hander Atahualpa Severino and outfielder Corey Brown.
When Baseball America's 2011 draft preview was sent off in late May, it projected Anthony Rendon and Alex Meyer would be off the board after the sixth pick. It listed Brian Goodwin as the sixth-best center fielder available. Many thought Rendon would be the first-overall selection, and there wasn't much hope that if Meyer made it past the Washington Nationals' first pick at six, he'd still be there at No. 23.