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Topic - Matt Skole
Nationals prospect Matt Skole has some serious power, the kind that reminds manager Matt Williams of former teammate Jim Thome.
Top prospects A.J. Cole, Brian Goodwin and Matt Skole will be among those invited to Nationals spring training in Viera.
Which Nationals rookie will make a significant impact in 2014? Matt Skole? Sammy Solis? We debate in this week's Point/Counterpoint.
Matt Skole may have played just two minor league games in 2013 due to a freak elbow injury, but the Nationals' prospect is still highly regarded around the league.
Age on Opening Day 2014: 24 How acquired: Draft (5th round), June 2011 Position: Corner infielder Prospect Rank: No. 4 in Nats' org. (Baseball America) 2013 Team/Level: Harrisburg Senators (Double-A), Mesa Solar Sox (AFL) 2013 Stats: 2 G, 7 PA, 5 AB, R, H, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, .200 BA, .429 OBP, .400 SLG, .829 OPS
Rendon, Sandy Leon and Nate Karns head to Double-A Harrisburg and Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats also re-assigned Matt Skole, Will Rhymes and Pat McCoy to minor league camp.
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.
"A lot of people don't know what the minor league life is like," Matt Skole said Monday morning, the start of his fourth week in major league camp with the Nationals. "A lot of people think you're making tons money and you're going to be playing [in the major leagues] like next year. Nobody knows [fully]. So it's good to talk to him. It's a long season and you have ups and downs."