Tracy To DL, Corey Brown Gets The Call
I'm sure you all saw Mark Zuckerman report this morning that Tracy is headed to the DL and Corey Brown was flown to Miami yesterday to take his place. Mark covered the news angle, so this is just a quick post on Brown statistically.
Brown is currently in the midst of the best year of his minor league career with a slash line of .297/.399/.584. In short he's doing everything right at the plate: he's hitting for power + average and he's getting on base at just under a .400 clip. To give you some reference, he's getting on base more regularly than the two top Nats regulars in OBP: LaRoche and Harper. I was worried about him for quite a while this year as his strikeout percentage was drastically lower than his career number (26.7%), while that's a good thing at the plate it tends to be a stat that doesn't improve by 10%+ in a year. His strikeout percentage as he got the call was 18.8% and he was still producing at the plate. I see that number creeping up some more but I wouldn't be surprised to see it level out at about the 20-21.5% range.
The jump from AAA to MLB is a big one, but I'm excited to see this kid at the Major League level and see if he can make the most of his limited opportunities and supplant either an existing bench spot or make his way into the lineup on a fairly regular basis while injuries abound.
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