The Washington Nationals continue getting younger because of injuries. One day after the debut debut of Bryce Harper, the Nats have called up their 2010 and 2011 minor league player of the year, Tyler Moore. The moves replaces IF Mark DeRosa who was placed on the disabled list.
Moore was drafted by the Nationals in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Moore began blossoming as a power hitter in 2010 with the Potomac Nationals. That season he batted .269, but smacked 31 homers and drive in 111 runs. One season after, at AA Harrisburg, Moore raised his average to .270 and added 31 homers again with 90 RBI. He opened this season with AAA Syracuse and led the Nats system with 7 home runs. He was batting .286 with 88 plate appearances.
The Nationals will get a good glance at the future today with Moore joining Harper in the lineup. Harper was 1-3 with his first career hit also being his first career double, in a 4-3 tenth inning loss to the Dodgers last night. Harper also made an incredible throw from left field on a run home, but C Wilson Ramos did not hang on to the ball.