The Nationals named third baseman Kory Casto and left-hander Michael O'Connor as their minor league player and pitcher of the year. Casto hit .290 with 36 doubles, 22 homers and 90 RBI for Class A Potomac. The 23-year-old infielder was the Expos' third-round draft pick in 2003. [The 25-year old] O'Connor went 10-11 with a 3.54 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 26 starts for Potomac. A native of Ellicott City, Md., he was a seventh-round pick in 2002 out of George Washington.
Both Casto and O'Connor will be honored before tomorrow afternoon's series finale against the Giants.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Nationals Name Minor League Players of the Year
The Washington Times noted the Nationals had named their pitcher/player of the year.