Matt Moore was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week of August 23 through August 29. Moore pitched a gem on August 26 against Jupiter in which he threw six shut-out innings and recorded 10 strikeouts. He now has 197 strikeouts on the season and is 4 away from the league record.
Moore was drafted by the Rays in the eighth round of the 2007 draft out of Moriarty High School. This is his fourth player of the week award this season.