A month ago, Matt Moore was 8-0 with a 2.21 ERA and looked like a good bet to start the All Star Game. He has arguably been the worst pitcher in the American League since then. It would be a shame if Matt Moore never becomes as good as we expected.
The young left-handed Rays starting pitcher has been one of our favorite prospects for the past 3+ years. When we did our "24 Under 24" column 18-months ago, we had Moore ranked third, just ahead of Mike Trout, behind Kershaw and Strasburg. Because Matt Moore has 10 Wins and a decent 3.95 ERA, the difficulties Matt Moore has been going through in June can be easily overlooked. His monthly splits are an eyesore...
Matt Moore by 2013 Month
April: .122 Opponents Batting Average / 1.13 ERA
May: .232 Opponents Batting Average / 3.30 ERA
June: .337 Opponents Batting Average / 8.39 ERA
Are Matt Moore's recent struggles a bump in the road, or regression towards a more realistic measure of his true talent?
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