The Detroit Tigers make several roster moves today that saved some prospects from the Rule 5 Draft, which is a smart move if these are valuable prospects.
First guy up on their list is 22 year old outfielder Steven Moya. Moya’s contract was purchased from High-A Lakeland, where he launched 12 home runs while recording 55 RBI’s with a batting line of .255/.296/.433 in almost 100 games last season.
Although Moya has had some problems with his plate discipline, he’s still a prospect that the Tigers want to protect.
Eugenio Suarez, a 22 year old infielder has shown to be a strong defensive player at shortstop. He batted .264/.347/.396, hit 10 home runs and picked up 57 RBI’s in 136 games at the Double-A level in Erie for the Tigers.
Outfielder Daniel Fields is a speedy outfielder who will more than likely be Major League ready in just a year or two. He hit .284/.356/.435 with 10 home runs, 58 RBI’s and 24 stolen bases at Double-A.
Right handed pitcher Justin Miller was added to the 40 man roster even though he posted a 7.67 ERA between both Double-A and Triple-A Texas Rangers affiliates. He was released by the Rangers in September and was later picked up by the Detroit Tigers.
The 26 year old prospect should get an invitation to spring training, but he’s not promised a spot on the Major League roster. He’ll more than likely start off the regular season in Triple-A.