Who Can Help the Nats Tread Water?
May 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
The Nationals' injury bug has been well documented this year. Luckily (I guess you can say), the Nats are lucky that the bug hasn't hit the pitching staff as hard as it has hit rest of the team. As long as the rotation is healthy the Nats can like tread water waiting for the return of some key players, like Michael Morse who is expected to return June 8. As we look down on the farm for the Nats who are some guys in Harrisburg or Syracuse that could help the Nats continue to keep their head above water in the NL East?
Corey Brown, OF, Syracuse: Brown is 27 year old minor league veteran who is having the best year of his career batting .281 and 7 home runs. He had a cup of coffee with the Nats last year but failed to get on base in three plate appearances. Perhaps with a second chance Brown could help supplement some the Nats starters.
Jarrett Hoffpauir, 3B, Syracuse: The 28 year old veteran has had opportunities in the past with the Cardinals and Blue Jays, and with the way he's hitting this year could earn another shot with the Nats. Currently Hoffpauir is batting .321 with 13 RBI for the SkyChiefs.
Jeff Kobernus, 2B, Harrisburg: The 23 year old Kobernus is doing some big things in Pennsylvania's capital this year. Kobernus .310 with 7 RBI and 24 stolen bases. The middle infield remains solid for the Nats but Kobernus is certainly a guy to keep an eye on.
Eury Perez, OF, Harrisburg: Perez is a member of the Nats 40-man roster but is having a rough time in AA by just batting .234. Nonetheless, the 21 year old still is a talented young ball player who could come in to help the Nationals if their outfield thins out any more.