Best Hitter For Average: Edgardo Baez - Washington still feels that Baez has impact potential with the bat. His batting average began to come around despite a late season slump, and the future could be bright for the 21-year-old outfielder.
Best Hitter For Power: Dee Brown - A strong, physical outfielder, Brown began to show the big time power that organization thinks will translate at the big league level. He slugged 10 home runs and 26 doubles in 494 at-bats.
Best Plate Discipline: Jose Contreras - Contreras, far and away, showed the most exemplary plate discipline in his time with Savannah, drawing an impressive 56 walks in 279 at-bats.
Best Base Runner: Ofilio Castro - One of more the more experienced players on the team, Castro showed excellent instincts on the base paths, swiping 11 bases while only being caught twice.
Best Raw Speed: Francisco Plasencia - The 22-year-old outfielder not only showed off his fantastic speed on the bases, where he stole 12 bases, but in the outfield as well. Coaches and scouts rave about his outstanding range and explosive first step.
Best Athlete: Francisco Plasencia - Taking the top spot in his second category, the lefty swinging centerfielder is known for his acrobatic catches and pure athleticism. Combined with his instincts, Francisco' pure athleticism may make him one of the top defensive players in the Nationals farm system.
Best Untapped Talent: Edgardo Baez - Although he began to put up some more solid numbers in 2006, the Nationals are still awaiting Baez' big breakout season. If and when that comes, he could be a .300 hitter with 20 home run power.
Deepest Repertoire: Craig Stammen - Armed with a fastball, curveball, changeup, and a slider, Stammen is a rare young hurler that has the ability to throw all four for strikes. He is still working on the command of his changeup, but all four pitches are at least quality.
Best Fastball For Starting Pitcher: Shairon Martis - Acquired from the Giants for Mike Stanton, Martis is known for his live 19-year-old arm. His fastball has touched the mid-90's.
Best Fastball For Relief Pitcher: Brett Nyquist - The 6-foot-7 left-hander uses his height to his advantage and is aggressive with his low-90's fastball in the zone.
Best Curveball: Craig Stammen - Stammen figures to have a slightly above average curveball if he reaches his potential and he uses it as his primary out pitch.
Best Changeup: Gene Yost - There was no one on the Savannah staff that used their changeup as well as Gene Yost. It was his primary out pitch and he commanded it just as well as his fastball.
Best Control: Craig Stammen - With only 29 walks in 113 innings of work, the 22-year-old righty average less than 2 walks per nine innings. He commands all four of his pitches and attacks the zone.
Best Raw Arm: Shairon Martis - Martis already sits in the low-90's, but many scouts believe he could eventually pitch in the mid-90's once he refines his mechanics and fills out his wiry frame.
Best Defensive Outfielder: Francisco Plasencia - He covers the most ground and he has the strongest throwing arm, so he naturally comes out on top for this category. Plasencia could play the outfield at the big league level right now.
Best Defensive Infielder: Ofilio Castro - He moved around the infield for most of the season, but appears to be best suited for second base. Castro has good hands and has enough arm to play in any infield spot.
Best Defensive Catcher: Brian Peacock - As described by field coordinator, Scott Little, Peacock uses a "dirt bag attitude" behind the plate. He takes a lot of pride in his defense and blocking pitches in the dirt.
Best Outfield Arm: Francisco Plasencia - Not only does Francisco Plasencia cover a lot of ground in center field, but he also has a strong throwing arm. It appears to be at least Major League average at this point.
Best Infield Arm: Leonard Davis - Davis played a solid third base in 2006, showing off a throwing arm that should allow him to stay at the hot corner for the long term. He has some things to learn, but his arm is not one of his problems.
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