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Birth Date8-9-1991
Height6' 6"
Weight230 lbs
Age23 years, 1 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
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-1.02014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 DET 22 11 8 8 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .289 0.4 -0.0 0.0
Career118823000302000000.375.375.375.2890.4-0.00.0

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 TGR Rk 40 144 .185 .252 .305 .365 .254 .338 100 -11 5.3 -2 0.4 1.2 -7.7 -0.7 -7.7 -0.7
2011 WMI A 86 337 .215 .248 .317 .374 .260 .288 98 -16.3 9.8 -3.9 2.1 1.3 -12.8 -1.1 -12.8 -1.1
2011 TDE Wnt 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WMI A 59 258 .296 .248 .321 .370 .260 .345 95 10.1 7.6 -2.9 -1.0 -2.5 10.9 1.0 10.9 1.0
2013 LAK A+ 93 388 .254 .259 .332 .380 .262 .327 99 -2.6 11.4 -4.7 -4.0 1.3 3.0 -0.1 3.0 -0.1
2014 DET MLB 11 8 .289 .245 .300 .393 .256 .500 105 0.2 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 ERI AA 133 549 .298 .259 .321 .389 .260 .327 104 21.2 15.1 -5.6 2.7 1.4 30.0 3.5 30.0 3.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 TGR Rk 144 12 26 5 2 2 11 6 64 0 0 .190 .229 .299 .109 .185 -7.7 0.4 -0.7
2011 TDE Wnt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WMI A 337 38 66 10 1 13 39 12 127 1 1 .204 .234 .362 .158 .215 -12.8 2.1 -1.1
2012 WMI A 258 28 70 14 3 9 47 11 59 5 3 .288 .319 .481 .193 .296 10.9 -1.0 1.0
2013 LAK A+ 388 52 93 19 5 12 55 18 106 6 0 .255 .296 .433 .178 .254 3.0 -4.0 -0.1
2014 ERI AA 549 81 142 33 3 35 105 23 161 16 4 .276 .306 .555 .280 .298 30.0 2.7 3.5
2014 DET MLB 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 .289 0.4 -0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 31 0.3871 0.5484 0.7647 0.7500 0.4211 0.7778 0.7500 0.2353
Career310.38710.54840.76470.750.42110.77780.750.2353

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-10 2013-05-22 Minors 42 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2012-06-27 2012-09-05 Minors 70 65 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-09 -
2012-04-27 2012-05-11 Minors 14 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13. Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14.
  • Signed by Detroit 10/1/08 as an amateur free agent from Puerto Rico.

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BP Articles

Steven Moya is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or FamineJeff Moore2014-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or FamineTucker Blair2014-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or FamineMark Anderson2014-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersMauricio Rubio2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJordan Gorosh2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBen Carsley2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJeff Moore2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersTucker Blair2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersCraig Goldstein2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBret Sayre2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 29-September 1Jeff Moore2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessAFL 2014: All the IntrigueJeff Moore2014-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 25thJeff Moore2014-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 18Jeff Moore2014-08-19
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2014Mark Anderson2014-07-30
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the International TeamRon Shah2014-07-10
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: WorldBen Carsley2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 16Jeff Moore2014-06-17
Eyewitness Accounts: May 13, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-13
Eyewitness Accounts: May 13, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 10Jeff Moore2014-03-11
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
Top Tools: Best Hit/PowerMark Anderson2014-02-19
Top Tools: Best Hit/PowerBP Prospect Staff2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 4Zach Mortimer2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 28Zach Mortimer2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-05
What the Contenders Need: AL CentralJeff Euston2012-07-02
What the Contenders Need: AL CentralJason Wojciechowski2012-07-02
What the Contenders Need: AL CentralKevin Goldstein2012-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midwest League All-Star Game: Random ThoughtsKevin Goldstein2012-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14Kevin Goldstein2012-06-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 23Kevin Goldstein2012-05-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the right order in terms of offensive upside: Rusney Castillo, Yorman Rodriguez, Dalton Pompey, Steven Moya?
(barton from Vinklesville)
Castillo, Moya, Rodriguez, Pompey. But, Pompey's floor is higher than the two preceding him. I'm not sold Moya ever hits, although his pure upside is obviously immense. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Moya or Willy Garcia ... which hacker has a better chance at a successful big league career?
(Sall Manella from Georgia)
I don't particularly love either profile. But, Moya is closer and has had success in high minors, so I'll say him, and not feel great about it. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wondering your thoughts on Steven Moya. Metrics seem to say that he can't succeed in MLB. On the other hand at least a few observers love his work ethic, his willingness to learn, change, adapt. "Ya gotta have heaaaaaaart!", as the song goes. But is that going to be enough?
(Alex from Oakland)
I should preface all of my replies re. prospects by saying, "I am not a scout." Even without Jason Parks, your friendly BPro prospect crew is far, far more qualified to evaluate those factors than I am. That said, I'm generally not a big fan of guys who have a 7-to-1 K-BB ratio as a 23-year-old in Double-A. His power would seemingly make him a legit prospect but unless his plate discipline improves I would have to assume his upside is limited. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will Steven Moya hit enough for the power to play in MLB?
(Festivus313 from Pittsburgh)
No (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Many Tigers fans seem to think that Steven Moya is the answer to the team's offensive woes. You've seen him this season. The HR totals and SLG% are nice, but can you please explain how the scouting shows that he's not ready for MLB pitching? Thanks
(A taco is a sandwich from Michigan)
Moya is a physical monster, towering over most other players.

His issue is the hit tool. He struggles with replicating his swing. His hands are too noisy at times, the shoulder flies open. Sometimes he has a load, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes he is all hands and literally does not use his bottom half or hips for torque. It's just a lot of moving parts and I saw him go up against some MLB caliber arms. He's struggled deeply against legit arms. But the power is plus-plus and he can destroy baseballs when he makes contact. I just don't think he will hit them anywhere near enough.

Balance is important in all phases of the game, and Moya lacks balance at the plate. (Tucker Blair)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Better hit tools and plate approach: Junior Lake or Steven Moya?
(Nick from Illinois)
This is actually a pretty apt comparison. I'll take Lake, though. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Will Steven Moya's hit tool allow him to become anything more than a power bench bat?
(Nils from CT)
Highly unlikely (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are you so down on Steven Moya?
(Hank from Detroit)
I don't think anyone has ever accused me of being down on Moya. During the debates on the Tigers Top 10 entering this season, I advocated for him to be rated higher than he ultimately was. I also currently believe Moya is in the midst of making a pretty big jump as a prospect. The approach is still rough, but he's doing some things that demonstrate some learning and an understanding of what he needs to do. His approach will never be good, but I am seeing enough improvement that the hit tool could play to .250, and even with the swing and miss, that may allow enough of his immense raw power to play for him to be a regular. I'm probably the high man on Moya on the BP Prospect Team, and my view of him is that his likely role projects out to a solid regular in LF/RF. If that means I'm down on him, then I'm really "down" on a lot of prospects. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Kennys Vargas be a big league regular, or is he another data point with Calvin Pickering, Kyle Blanks and Walter Young against Very Large Men?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
I'd wager against Vargas working out, but you didn't include Steven Moya (worlds largest human) and Juan Duran. Very upsetting. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)ETA for Eugenio Suarez and Steven Moya 19XBH in a month and only 1 BB in AA..what do you make of that
(BaseballDaddy from your old room)
I think Suarez is pretty close. He's a pretty underrated talent. With the position of SS so down in the majors (it's awesome in the minors of course), a .250/.330/.370 type guy with average defense at a premium position is not a common commodity. Romine, short of the last few games, and Worth have been absolutely abysmal at the plate, and not that great in the field. I think they're going to want to see how he does for ~100 or so AB before deciding if they need to make a move. This all hinges on Iglesias' health, of course.

In terms of Moya, I'm probably the low man on him. He has no barrel control, a long swing, and not much approach. The power is definitely real, but I don't know if it ever plays to utility. I'd keep him in AA for as long as I could. He seems like the type of guy who may figure it out at some point, but I'd wager it's closer to his age 28 season than his age 24. (Jordan Gorosh)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's say Chicago or Detroit called saying they want my players and are willing to offer prospects. Who should I ask for? Both farm systems I think stink.
(Kevin from Houston )
Considering you can't yet ask for this year's draft picks, the pickings are going to be pretty slim. From Detroit, the obvious answer is Nick Castellanos, but you could also be intrigued by players like Endrys Briceno, Drew VerHagen, Brian McCann, and Steven Moya. From the White Sox you can look at Courtney Hawkins, despite what Mortimer says, and I still believe in Trayce Thompson a little bit. (Mark Anderson)


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