Tyler Moore Is Going To Make It After All

Multiple online sources are reporting that 1B-LF Tyler Moore has been recalled from Syracuse and will join the Washington Nationals. According to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson, UT Mark DeRosa will be placed on the DL to make room for Moore.

The 25-year-old Moore is one of two minor-leaguers (Paul Goldschmidt) to connect for 30+ home runs in 2010 and 2011. He was drafted three times by the Nationals (41st Round, 2005; 33rd Round 2006) before finally signing in 2008 as a 16th Round draft pick. His 7 HRs and 20 RBIs for Syracuse this season thus are both tied for third-best in the International League.

Moore racked up a slew of awards in 2010, including the Carolina League MVP, and made the Eastern League postseason All-Star team in 2011.

Moore is expected to come off the bench to play 1B and LF, though it’s most likely he’ll be used as PH against LHPs as an adequate defender at first and just a handful of pro games in left field.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

8 thoughts on “Tyler Moore Is Going To Make It After All”

  1. I hope his power translates to the bigs. DeRosa was certainly not providing anything yet. If he really is injured, I hope he manages to be better when he returns.


  2. Promoting Corey Brown would have made much more sense than Moore. We need an outfielder to replace DeRosa not a 1B.

  3. According to MiLB Pat Lehman assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators after Harper was called up and with Moore’s promotion Jim Negrych was assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators. I know a little about the 2009 13th round draft choice Lehman from discussions here. Don’t know much about Negrych other than Pirate draft choice and traded to Marlins end of last season.

  4. Promoting Brown might have made more sense in a vacuum; he can play plus defense at three OF positions and has been hitting OK. However …

    Brown would have to be promoted to the 40 man roster. In the short term this isn’t a problem, because two players (Cole Kimball and Chris Marrero) on the 60 day DL don’t count against the 40 man limit. The Nationals have an open 40 man spot. But Brown is out of options, so the Nationals couldn’t send him back down to AAA without passing him through waivers.

    1. I think that they should call up Brown in favor of Nady. Nady has just been worthless to the big club

  5. Not to mention Brown is left handed and they already have Ankiel, Bernadina and Chad Tracy. They need another RHed bat.

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