On Saturday, we got a chance to check in on our AAA prospects in Syracuse. Yunesky Maya (remember him?) got the start for the Chiefs against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, and led the way to a 4-0 win for the Chiefs’ first ‘W’ of the season.
Everybody was looking towards center field to see what Bryce Harper would do, but instead they found Corey Brown, an outfielder who came to the Nats in the 2010 trade with the A’s for Josh Willingham.
Brown has played center field most of his career, but with the Nats trying to see how Harper could play out in center, the two are alternating between right and center fields. Saturday was Brown’s turn at center, with Harper in right.
Both feed off of each other very well. They communicate well in the outfield and combine for some impressive outs. Manager Tony Beasley attributes this chemistry to the pair working a lot together in spring training.