April 21, 2021

NATS/P-NATS: Skole, Karns and Meyer Nominated for 2012 MiLBY Awards

Congratulations to Matt Skole, Nathan Karns and Alex Meyer. Fans can vote online up to 25 times until October 22.

Alex Meyer – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals minor league players of the year Matt Skole and Nathan Karns live on scoreboard with Clint before 3rd inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

P-NATS TRIO NOMINATED FOR 2012 MiLBY AWARDS
Skole up for “Offensive Player of the Year”; Karns and Meyer for “Starting Pitcher of the Year”

Woodbridge, VA— The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce a trio of nominations for the 2012 MiLBY Awards. P-Nats finalists include slugger Matt Skole, proposed for “Offensive Player of the Year,” as well as right-handed hurlers, Nathan Karns and Alex Meyer, nominated in the same category for “Starting Pitcher of the Year.”

The 8th Annual MiLBY Awards, hosted by MiLB.com, allow fans to cast their ballot for the best players, performances, plays, promotions, and more from the 2012 season. Twelve nominees have been selected in each award category.

The official categories for the MiLBY accolades include: Play, Moment, Home Run, Offensive Player, Starting Pitcher, Relief Pitcher, Breakout Prospect, Game, Team, Promo, and Photo.

Voting has already begun and fans can vote up to 25 times per email address through October 22nd by heading to MiLB.com. Head online to: http://www.milb.com/news/awards/y2012/index.jsp to visit the MiLBY Awards election headquarters to vote for Matt Skole’s offensive prowess, and to pick either Nathan Karns or Alex Meyer as the best starting pitcher in the Minor League landscape.

3B Matt Skole (5th Round, 2011) tore up the South Atlantic League in 2012 (led circuit with 27 HR and .574 SLG%) and was promoted to the Carolina League on August 14th where he hit .314 in 18 games for the P-Nats, collecting 10 doubles and 12 RBIs. Skole was named the 2012 SAL Most Valuable Player and 2012 Washington Nationals Player of the Year for his career season which featured the third-most four-baggers in MiLB and a .989 total OPS for the campaign.

RHP Nathan Karns (12th Round, 2009) was stellar in 2012, going (11-4) on the year, while posting an organizational-best 2.17 ERA in 24 games and 18 starts between Single-A Hagerstown and Class-A Advanced Potomac. Karns fanned the most batters in the organization (148 strikeouts) and collected the 2nd most wins among Nationals farmhands. Karns was honored as the Washington Nationals Pitcher of the Year.

RHP Alex Meyer (1st Round, No. 23 Overall, 2011) began the season as the Washington Nationals’ 6th best prospect per Baseball America and did not disappoint. Meyer dominated across both class-A levels, going (10-6) with a 2.86 ERA in 25 starts, while striking out 139 hitters in 129.0 IP. During his tenure as a member of the P-Nats pitching arsenal, Meyer surrendered just one earned run or less in six of his seven outings after being selected to pitch in the prestigious prospect showcase, the MLB Futures Game during the MLB All-Star Game festivities at Kauffman Stadium.

The Potomac Nationals are the Class-A Advanced Minor League Affiliate of the Washington Nationals. For season tickets or corporate sponsorship inquiries call 703-590-2311 or visit www.potomacnationals.com.

Photo Courtesy of Potomac Nationals

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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