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Four Nats prospects named SAL All-Stars


Four Nats prospects named SAL All-Stars

The single-A South Atlantic League announced their All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday and the leagues 53rd annual event will feature several Nationals prospects. Four Hagerstown Suns players and one coach will represent the Nats affiliate in Charleston, SC on June 19 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Catcher Adrian Nieto, third baseman Matthew Skole, outfielder Caleb Ramsey, relief pitcher Aaron Barrett, and coach Brian Daubach will head south to showcase the 34-23 Suns.

Nieto, 22, was a 5th round draft pick by Washington in the 2008 MLB Draft. He is hitting .259 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 37 games this season.

Skole is also 22-years-old and has enjoyed a breakout year in the teams farm system. The 2011 5th round pick has 12 home runs and 53 RBI this season in 56 games. He has shown immense power potential and should see a promotion in his future.

Ramsey is a 23-year-old former 11th round pick and holds a .296 average this season with five home runs and 33 RBI in 53 games. He also has seven stolen bases for the Suns this year.

Barrett is 3-1 on the season with a 3.18 ERA in 18 appearances. The 24-year-old is a former draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.

Dancing is not.

On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor. 

With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch." 

Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.

While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."


It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.

While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle. 

106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.

It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.

They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training. 


Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.

Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.

Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.