If Steven Moya continues to hit like he is, it’s going to be a tough decision for management on what to do with him as the outfield is locked with incumbents Justin Upton in left, Anthony Gose and eventually Cameron Maybin in center, and J.D. Martinez in right.
Moya, today was named to MLB’s Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week for the work he put in with a .458 average, 8 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 homers, and 10 RBI in 6 games this past week.
Steven is ranked as the 10th best prospect by MLB in the Tiger organization where he has played for eight seasons now, as he was signed out of Puerto Rico. The 6’7″ rightfielder is hitting .305 on the season at Triple-A Toledo with 22 runs scored, 36 hits including 10 doubles, a triple, 9 home runs, 23 RBI, 5 BB, 29 K’sm and a .974 OPS. The home runs and RBI both lead the Independent League currently.
The strikeouts are something to keep an eye on, as the big fella doesn’t walk a ton and has struck out over 161 times or more in each of his last three seasons.
Here’s Moya hitting a monster shot against Columbus this past week