Matt Moore was arguably the best pitcher in minor league baseball this season. Moore went a combined 12-3 with a 1.92ERA and 210 strikeouts in 155 innings between the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits and Triple-A Durham Bulls. He stuck out 11 in his first major league start against the New York Yankees. Yesterday he gave up two hits in seven innings against the Texas Rangers picking up the win in Game 1 of the ALDS. Moore’s burst onto the national scene is represented in his baseball cards. Check out the price progression of Moore’s key rookie card, the 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Autograph and it’s closing price.
It has been a bit of a lost season for Tampa Bay Rays outfield prospect Emeel Salem. An offseason knee injury has kept the 2010 Southern League All Star off the field in 2011. However the injury hasn’t kept him out of the recording studio. Salem recently released a new single titled “All About You” which is already receiving air play in the Birmingham radio market. In the interview Salem talks about his music and baseball careers. You can also listen to his new single “All About You” below. Also be sure to follow Salem on twitter @E_Salem
It sounds like a broken record, but the Tampa Bay Rays once again have the best pitching prospect in the game. Matt Moore was on top of his game once again Wednesday night for Triple-A Durham. The 6’2 lefty, in only his second Triple-A start went 8 innings, allowed no runs, three hits, walked two, and struck out 13 Gwinnett Braves hitters to pick up his first Triple-A victory. Moore now has 151 strikeouts in 115.1 innings of work. He’s allowed six hits in 13 innings in his two Triple-A starts and has struck out 20 batters over that span. Prior to the promotion, Moore was 8-3 with a 2.20ERA for Double-A Montgomery.