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Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: TYLER MOORE FINDS NEW LIFE IN ATLANTA, LATE ROUND PROSPECTING

It was a move that didn't garner much attention in fantasy baseball on a bust Easter Sunday but the Washington Nationals cleared up their glut of first baseman/outfielders by shipping the power swing of Tyler Moore to the Atlanta Braves where he figures to get a clear crack at consistent playing time for the first time in his career.  Originally a 16th round draft pick of the Nats in 2008, Moore was seemingly always on the bubble as he played parts of four seasons with the team.  The most at-bats Moore ever received was the 187 he got a year ago in part-time duty and he would smack 6 home runs and collect 27 RBI but with an ugly .203 average.  The lack of consistent playing time no doubt helped stunt the growth a bit on Moore and he older then you might think at 29 as he begins a new phase of his career with the Braves who are desperate for any type of power they can find.  With Freddie Freeman at first base, Moore will likely man an outfield spot for the Braves in due time or maybe even as soon as Opening Day depending on how quickly he could get up to speed.  Now as far as ability is concerned, Moore was always known as a power prospect but his awful career K rate of 27.4 has always held him back.  There was decent production from Moore on the farm for the Nats but again he will likely be a big batting average liability which will offset whatever he gives you in power.  Ultimately in NL-only setups, Moore is worth a late round upside grab but in mixers he should be ignored. 

 

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