NikkiSixx wrote:Cream wrote:A little surprised to see Matt Moore make the list. I know he's been shaky and upside is still huge. I'm assuming those ranking in top 20 are thinking keepers???
I thInk Matt Moore is a fantastic target next season, but I'm not ready to put him in my top 20 next for next year at this moment. He will certainly be a target of mine though.
Moore since the break- 30 2/3 IP, 28 Ks, 5 er (1.47 ERA), 1.04 WHIP, 4-1 record. I'm sure the statheads can come up with more good numbers, but those surface stats are very strong. He also went 3-0 with a 3.16 in June with 32 Ks in 31 1/3 IP. Needless to say, I have a feeling Moore has gotten over whatever had him in a funk and he is wheeling and dealing now. Imagine if he can start to reign in his control and stop walking half the batters he does now, he could really be something. To put it in perspective, would you rather have this young talented guy on a big upswing, or a haggard old man on a quitting team like Cliff Lee. I would take the upside and excitement of Moore for next season.