The Washington Nationals have named versatile infielder Steve Lombardozzi the organization’s minor league player of the year and starting pitcher Brad Peacock the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year, according to a team press release.
Both players have been recently called up to join the big league club for the month of September.
In 134 games between Harrisburg and Syracuse, Lobardozzi hit .309/.360/.430 with eight home runs and 30 stolen bases. He also recorded a stellar .997 fielding percentage while playing second base, shortstop, and third base throughout the season.
Peacock posted a 15-3 record with a 2.39 ERA in 23 starts between Harrisburg and Syracuse. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out 177 batters in 146.2 this season. He is set to make his first start of his Major League career next week.
Both youngsters represent major wins for the Nationals’ scouting and development departments. Lombardozzi, 22, was drafted in the 19th round of the MLB Draft in 2008. Peacock, now considered a top level pitching prospect, was selected by the Nats in the 41st round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
There wasn’t much question that these two would win player/pitcher of the year honors, however there were several other players who had stellar overall seasons in the minors this year. Here are a few:
Tom Milone - 12-6, 3.22 ERA, 155 K in 148.1 IP, 16 BB
Bryce Harper - .297/.392/.501, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 26 SB
Chris Marrero - .300/.375/.449, 14 HR, 69 RBI, 59 R
Archie Gilbert - .313/.383/.484, 12 HR, 31 SB, 23 2B
Danny Rosenbaum - 9-6, 2.52 ERA, 135 K, 52 BB