Congratulations goes out to the Potomac Nationals first baseman and Nats 2008 16th round draft choice Tyler Moore on being named the 2010 Carolina league MVP of the Year.
Moore also leads the league in doubles (43) and extra base hits (75) and trails only Royals prospect Eric Hosmer with a .541 slugging percentage. In a six-week span starting July 15, Moore won the Carolina League player of the week four times and posted a mind-boggling 1.400 OPS. Moore leads the Carolina League with 113 RBI and 29 home runs, 19 of which have been since July 15.
What an amazing season for Moore. We have been tracking him all season, much like we do with all the Nationals affiliated in our weekday minor league report summary. He auditioned his power last season hitting 9 home runs, but driving in a nice 87 runs at Hagerstown. That was enough to earn him a promotion this season to Potomac.
For the first two months of the season, Moore regularly displayed his hitting power, but struggled at the batting average, hovering below the Mendoza line of .200. But, Moore exploded since July, hitting 129 home runs since mid-July. He raised his normal .192 batting average to current .262.
Not only does he rank among the Carolian league leaders, but Moore leads the washington Nationals minor league system in home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and doubles.