Ex-Bomber captures honor

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Washington Nationals prospect Daniel Johnson, a former Dubois County Bomber, was named the team’s 2017 Minor League Player of the Year on Thursday. Johnson, who played for the Bombers in 2015, spent time with the Class A Hagerstown Suns and Class A-Advanced Potomac Nationals this season and was just one of 10 players across all minor league teams to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases. The 22-year-old, a 2016 fifth-round draft pick out of New Mexico State, hit .300 with 17 homers and 12 stolen bases in 88 games with Hagerstown, earning South Atlantic League All-Star status. With Potomac, Johnson batted .294 with five dingers and 10 steals in 42 games. Johnson helped the 2015 Dubois County team to a regular-season title, as well as the Ohio Valley League postseason championship.

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