Former Mississippi State slugger Tyler Moore has earned Carolina League Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in six weeks.
Moore, a first baseman for the Potomac (Va.) Nationals, is leading the advanced Single-A league with 28 home runs and 102 RBIs – the third best total in all of minor league baseball this season. He’s hitting.263 for the season, although he was hitting .191 on July 14.
“I just got fed up with how bad I was doing,” Moore (6-foot-2, 185) told MILB.com. “I told myself, ‘You know what? You’re not a .190 hitter. You’re not. So you have to stop messing up and start doing the things you know you know how to do.’”
Moore was a 16th-round pick (481st overall) by Washington in the 2008 amateur draft. In 2007, he was the NJCAA Division II player of the year at Meridian Community College.
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