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    http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=was

    Change of plans: With Ryan Zimmerman entrenched at third base, the Nationals have decided to move Kory Casto to second base and hope that that Casto and shortstop Ian Desmond will become a double-play combination in the future. They are expected to start the season at Double-A Harrisburg.

    Bowden is hoping that Casto will help Desmond develop quicker with the bat. Casto was named the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year in 2005 after batting .290 with 22 home runs and 90 RBIs for Class A Potomac.

    Desmond is arguably the best defensive player in the farm system, but he has to have a better showing with the bat. He hit a combined .250 with seven home runs and 38 RBIs for Class A Savannah and Class A Potomac in 2005.

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    This is a great idea by JB. Could you imagine the future infield of
    3B: Zimmerman SS: Desmond 2B: Casto 1B: Broadway/Johnson it's almost too good to be true
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    I don't know about Casto because he hasn't moved out of Potomac yet. Broadway struggled when he made the move to New Orleans in 2005 after a huge 2004 season in Harrisburg.

    I don't see why Desmond is being moved to Harrisburg. He seems to be hitting like Guzman in A:

    http://thebaseballcube.com/players/D/ian-desmond.shtml
    Last edited by KingJ; 02-21-2006, 03:28 PM.
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