Remember as always, this is not a re-ranking of our Top 100 Prospects list. Instead, it's a snapshot of who are the hottest prospects in baseball right now, with stats taken from the past week of games (July 31-Aug. 6).
No. 2 MATT MOORE, LHP RAYS
Team: low Class A Bowling Green (South Atlantic)
Why He's Here: 1-0, 1.00, 9 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 15 SO
The Scoop: Another week, another heaping helping of strikeouts for Moore. His 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings leads all full-season minor league starters, while his 141 total strikeouts rank third behind Padres righthander Dexter Carter (148) and the White Sox righty Dan Hudson (142). Moore has walked 5.2 batters per nine innings this year, so his control still needs work. But it's one heck of an arm for a 20-year-old.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Matt Moore On BA's Prospect Hot Sheet
Matt Moore is #2 on Baseball America's latest Prospect Hot Sheet:
-- By Doug at 2:33 PM