Today was, by and large, not a good day for the Washington Nationals. But they did receive some good news this week, as two of their A-level prospects -- Tyler Moore of the Carolina League's Potomac Nationals and Randolph Oduber of the Gulf Coast League's GCL Nationals-- were named MVPs of their respective leagues.
Moore is batting .266 with a .317 on-base percentage, .860 OPS, 29 home runs and 108 RBIs. He is the first minor leaguer since the Nationals moved to Washington to hit more than 28 home runs and drive in more than 100 runs. In all, Moore has 43 doubles and 75 extra-base hits to lead the Carolina League in both categories.
Oduber posted a 1.002 OPS in 39 games with the GCL Nationals, including a .434 on-base percentage, four homers, 20 extra-base hits, and 30 RBIs.