The way Tyler Moore is swinging the bat for Single-A Potomac, he might be playing his way into the Nationals’ future. He hit two more homers tonight, giving him 20 for the season, and powered the P-Nats to a 7-1 win over Myrtle Beach.
Moore, the Nationals’ 16th-round pick in 2008, is an interesting case. He’s showed this year he has raw power, but despite leading the Carolina League with 20 homers, he had a .782 OPS before tonight. That’s much lower than you’d expect from a power hitter, and it’s largely because of his .293 on-base percentage. He’s still extremely raw as a hitter, and needs to learn how to work counts. In short, he’s a typical minor-league hitter. The question is whether his prodigious power can become the weapon of a complete hitter, rather than a slugger with holes in his game. But at the very least, he’s one of the more intriguing players in the Nationals’ system right now.