Where Nationals' Tyler Moore fits in the out-of-options trade market
MAR 20, 9:17p ET | Ken Rosenthal
Rotowire: Mar 21 / 7:33a ET
News: Moore got the start in left field and went 2-for-3 Friday with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Impact: Moore is doing everything he can to prove he deserves to be on a major league roster this year, and he's now hitting .387/.394/.742 in 31 at-bats, with eight of his 12 hits going for extra bases. Given the Nationals' injuries in the outfield, Moore could well break camp with the club and have some value in the early part of the season.
Rotowire: Mar 7 / 7:23a ET
News: Moore has come out firing this spring, going 4-for-5 through the Nationals' first two games with two doubles, a triple and a home run.
Impact: However, Moore also misplayed a ball in right field, and unless injuries open up a roster spot, he could have a hard time cracking the 25-man roster as a right-handed bench bat on a team with a decidedly rightward lean in its starting lineup. His best bet for regular at-bats in 2015 might have to come in another organization.
Rotowire: Mar 1 / 6:45a ET
News: Despite being out of options, Moore could be a bit behind Mike Carp in the spring battle for a bench spot given the Nationals' need for left-handed hitters, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: If Moore doesn't make the 25-man roster, he's unlikely to clear waivers, complicating the roster decisions for the Nats. Given the injury history of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, whoever wins the job backing him up could have more fantasy value than expected in deeper NL-only leagues.