MAN AMONG BOYS
• Matt Skole, 3b, Nationals: When the Nationals drafted Skole out of Georgia Tech last year in the fifth round, they knew they were getting a player with a mature offensive approach. So as a 22-year-old in the low Class A South Atlantic League it's no surprise that Skole is having success. He's hitting .371/.500/.645 and was a walk machine this week, drawing nine free passes including a five-walk game on Wednesday. Skole will have to show he can do more than just control the strike zone as he moves up the ladder, but it's certainly a valuable skill to possess.