Best Hitter For Average: Rogearvin Bernadina - He scuffled near the end of the season, but for the majority of the year, Rogearvin Bernadina showed all the characteristics of being a complete hitter that was beginning to tap his potential.
Best Hitter For Power: Luke Montz - Hitting home runs has never been an issue for Luke Montz and he led Potomac with 16 long balls in 2006. He is beginning to use the while field rather than try to pull everything and that will be the key to his future.
Best Plate Discipline: Ender Chavez - In just 279 at-bats, the 25-year-old Chavez led the P-Nats with 57 walks. And, at first glance his .276 batting average is pedestrian, but his .401 on-base percentage certainly is not.
Best Base Runner: Brandon Powell - One of the veteran minor leaguers of the team, Brandon Powell's experience showed up in a big way on the base paths. He swiped 30 bases while only being caught 9 times.
Best Raw Speed: Rogearvin Bernadina - He not only utilizes his speed on the bases where he stole 28 bases, but also in the field as well. Bernadina's reputation as a center fielder grew tremendously in 2006.
Best Athlete: Ian Desmond - Known for making some of the most acrobatic plays at shortstop in the minor leagues, Ian Desmond has fantastic pure athleticism and physical projectability.
Best Untapped Talent: Ian Desmond - The Nationals still believe that Desmond could have superstar potential with the upside of a player like Derek Jeter. So, the best could still be yet to come for the young shortstop.
Deepest Repertoire: Collin Balester - Because of the way he began to master all of his pitches in the final months of the season, Balester gets the edge in this category. He loves to attack the zone with his fastball but mixes in his secondary pitches exceptionally well.
Best Fastball For Starting Pitcher: Collin Balester - Using a steady diet of heavy moving fastballs to get hitters out would be enough considering Collin's solid secondary pitches. But, having his fastball velocity sit at 92-94 MPH certainly helps.
Best Fastball For Relief Pitcher: Alex Morales - Armed with 95 MPH fastball to go along with an excellent slider, Morales can be just about unhittable in short stints.
Best Curveball: Collin Balester - Balester showed off a very solid curveball in 2006, a pitch that could develop into a legitimate plus pitch over time.
Best Changeup: Jon Felfoldi - As far as plus pitches go, they don't get much better than lefty, Jon Felfoldi's changeup. He not only had outstanding command of it, but had phenomenal differential and movement as well.
Best Control: Ricardo Morales - Using finesse and a good off-speed attack, Ricardo Morales was able to dominate at times, especially down the stretch in 2006. Even with strong secondary pitches, he needed to have excellent control and that's exactly what he showed.
Best Raw Arm: Alex Morales - Hailed as one of the best pure arms in the farm system, Morales can come in with consistent mid-90's heat in short stints. But, he will need to learn to pace himself in longer outings or in a starting role.
Best Defensive Outfielder: Rogearvin Bernadina - "Bernie" dazzled his teammates and anyone who had the pleasure of watching him make spectacular catches in center field in 2006. He not only made the routine plays, but made highly reel worthy plays with regularity.
Best Defensive Infielder: Seth Bynum - Bynum was as solid as they come in the infield, manning shortstop for most of the time he spent with Potomac. He did everything that was asked of him and made all the routine plays.
Best Defensive Catcher: Devin Ivany - Ivany has long been touted for his outstanding catch and throw abilities behind the dish. Now that his offensive game is coming around, Washington feels they have a promising prospect on their hands.
Best Outfield Arm: Rogearvin Bernadina - Not only can he cover quite a bit of real estate, but Bernadina can also throw with the best of them. He has an accurate arm and he can usually carry the mound with ease from center field.
Best Infield Arm: Ian Desmond - Compared to Derek Jeter by general manager, Jim Bowden, one thing Desmond has going for him is a strong throwing arm. He is able to complete spectacular plays deep in the whole and take advantage of that arm, but just needs to refine his fundamentals.
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