The Nationals have enjoyed production from several of their young prospects this season, most notably Bryce Harper, but Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore have also shown they can hang in the major leagues. They may have another young player knocking on the door soon as first baseman Chris Marrero is now at Triple-A Syracuse and looking fully recovered from a torn hamstring injury.
Marrero has played eight games for the Chiefs and despite hitting just .267, well below his traditional minor league clip, already has five RBIs and four runs. He has provided an offensive spark for Syracuse who has won all eight games since he was called up from Double-A.
Marrero has played a total of 19 minor league games this season as he works his way back and holds a .304 batting average overall. He has made appearances now at all four levels of the Nats' minor league system and should be considered for a call-up soon. The Nationals, however, have some depth at his position with Adam LaRoche and Tyler Moore. Moore is hitting .319 and has three homers despite dealing with inconsistent playing time. He has flashed potential as an MLB starting first baseman and is unlikely to go anywhere soon.
Marrero reached the majors last season and hit .248 with 10 RBIs in 31 games with Washington. He was expected to compete for a roster spot this season before suffering the injury.