Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The future or trade bait

At the half way point of the season the Detroit Tigers find themselves playing .500 ball. It has really been a roller coaster of a year. From every aspect of the game they have had both good and bad pitching, defense, and hitting. The Tigers have been all in the win it all the past few years and they are still claiming they are this year. With veteran players like David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria, and Alex Avila due to be free agents after this season it is hard to say if they will be sellers or buyers at the trade deadline.

Steven Moya could possibly be used as trade bait or be our future corner outfielder next year. Cespedes to set to hit the free agent market this off season and with no clear signs of a contract extension he could easily walk, which means Moya could claim a corner outfield spot next year. If the Tigers are buyers again this year Moya could as be used as trade bait. He is our number 1 prospect and 81st overall according to mlb.com. Last season he broke out in Double A Erie while hiting .276/.306/.555 with 35 home runs 105 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. He can clearly hit for power, but does struggle with his strikeout to walk ratio. He only walked 23 times compared to striking out 161 times.

This year his numbers are down, but he has also battled injuries throughout the season. This is another problem he has faced throughout his career. It will be interesting to see what the Tigers do with Steven Moya. Either way he is can an exciting player to watch when healthy.

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