The accolades and awards continue to pile up for two of the Washington Nationals brightest prospects as it was announced today that Brad Peacock and Tyler Moore have both been named to the 2011 Eastern League post season all star team.
Peacock 23, a right handed power pitcher with a mid 90s fastball really made a name for himself this season while pitching at the AA level for the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League. In 16 appearances (14 of which were starts) for the Senators he posted a 2.01 era while striking out 129 batters in only 98.2 innings of play. What may be even more impressive than the actual total of his strikeouts is that he did it while walking only 37 batters and giving up just 62 hits good for a whip of 0.86. Peacock who was also named to the mid season Eastern League all star team is expected to be a September call up for the Washington Nationals this season and could factor in heavily to the long term success of the Washington Nationals.
Tyler Moore 24, is a 6’2 power hitting first baseman who has displayed impressive power numbers over the last two seasons. In 2010 Moore belted 31 home runs and drove in 111 rbis in 129 games for the Potomac Nationals helping him to be named not only the Carolina League Player of the Year but also the Washington Nationals Minor League Player of the Year as well. This season Moore has posted a stat line of 28 home runs, 29 doubles and 4 triples in 126 games all at the AA level. Not only has he shown himself to be a legit power hitter but he has also shown some glimpses of improvement in the field defensively. Moore who has spent the entire year in the Eastern League was also named to the mid season Eastern League all star team earlier this season as well.
For the Washington Nationals and their fans it is definitely an encouraging sign to see their prospects thriving at the minor league levels.