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Tyler Moore Named Washington Nationals Minor League Player of the Year

September 28, 2010 - Carolina League (CarL) - Potomac Nationals News Release

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) The Washington Nationals have named first baseman Tyler Moore their Minor League Player of the Year for 2010. The honor is the latest for the slugger from Brandon, Mississippi who helped lead the P-Nats to the Carolina League Championship.

Moore hit .269 with 31 home runs, 111 RBI, 43 doubles and 78 runs scored. He led the Carolina League in nearly every offensive category, including doubles, home runs, RBI, extra-base hits (77), total bases (277) and slugging percentage (.552). Moore's 77 extra-base hits were tied for second-most in minor league baseball.

The 23-year-old is the first minor leaguer in Washington Nationals history (2005-present) to record at least 30 homers and 100 RBI in the same season. He is the first franchise farmhand to reach the 30-homer, 100-RBI plateau since Andy Tracy (37 HR, 128 RBI) accomplished the feat in 1999.

Moore, a postseason Carolina League All Star, was named the League's Player of the Week honors four times during a six-week stretch from July 12-August 22. He was selected by Washington in the 16th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Former P-Nat Tom Milone was named the organization's Pitcher of the Year. The lefthander went 12-5 with a 2.85 ERA in 27 starts with AA Harrisburg. His 155 strikeouts led the Eastern League and were second in all of AA. He and Moore will be honored on the field before the Washington Nationals game tonight.

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