Washington Nationals See Minor League All-Stars As Hope For The Future

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Dave Nichols in MLB
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The Topps Company, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, named their 2009 Class A All-Stars today, and two Washington Nationals prospects were on the team. Shortstop Danny Espinosa, who plays for Potomac of the Carolina League, was named to the team. From the press release:á Danny Espinosa (22), of Santa Ana, Calif., scored 90 runs for the Potomac Nationals, tops in the Carolina League. He also led league third baseman with a .965 fielding percentage. Espinosa ranked in the top five in the circuit in homers (18), walks (74), on-base percentage (.375) and extra base hits (53). The Washington Nationals tabbed him in the third round in 2008 out of Long Beach State (CA) University. Derek Norris, catcher for Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League, was named as a designated hitter.áHis ...

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