Late in the season, the Detroit Tigers called up Steven Moya from Erie after his season concluded. He wasn't given enough at-bats down the stretch, though, and struggled to make an impact.
That hasn't stopped Moya from tearing things up in the fall league, however. Through 33 games, Moya is hitting .303 with one home run, eight RBI, four steals and a cool .515 slugging percentage.
Moya, of course, already put together an outstanding season in Erie, clubbing 35 home runs, 105 RBIs and being named the Eastern League's MVP while playing out the season for the Seawolves.
Could Moya be a player that makes a big impact for the Tigers in 2015, taking over right field if Torii Hunter doesn't return or isn't retained? Last week, Dave Dombrowski spoke glowingly about the prospect, but was also cautious in anointing Moya with anything.
"We love Steven Moya," Dombrowski said on his young outfielder. "He plays solid defense, runs well enough for a big guy too, he had a great year in the Eastern League."
According to Dombrowski, what Moya does in the next few months could be key for laying the groundwork for the young man perhaps challenging for a spot next season with the Tigers.Read more... Join the Conversation...