Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Moises Sierra - Scouting Report - Jays Prospect

Moises Sierra, the Jays newest addition of an unproven outfielder that needs seasoning but will only be give a few atbats to become a MLBer before being traded to another team.  :)  From what we understand this guy has some great raw tools, a big arm that he showed off last night.  Average speed, no plate discipline and good power, his average of .289 in Las Vegas doesn't strike me as a guy that is a top prospect?  Well that is because he isn't anything more than a serviceable MLBer potentially.   Vegas is a place where the pitchers hit .200, so the fact that Sierra hit in the 240's does not make me that confident in his abilities.  In comparison, David Cooper is hitting .314 at Vegas and won the PCL batting title in 2011.  The funny thing about this is he is still not considered a prospect by most watchers.   Is this a positive step forward??

3 comments:

Micheal Hannah said...

What are you talking about? Have you even LOOKED at the numbers?

No plate discipline? He strikes out at roughly only 22%, which isn't bad. Travis d'Arnaud, for example, K's at a 21% rate. Gose K's at a higher rate then that (closer to 24-25%). Mark Trumbo in Triple-A K'd at the same rate as Sierra, too, etc.

And where did you find that Sierra hit in the .240's in Triple-A? He hit .289/.360/.472 in Trip-A...

He's been ranked anywhere from 15th to 25th among Jays Prospects prior to this season BEFORE having a good season in Triple-A, his stock has only risen since.

Do your research.

Sports Guys said...

Mike, good points, typo on the 244 - thanks for the correction. My point was more that we are starting over again and that the Blue Jays need to give their young players more time to produce. Sierra is NOT a top tier prospect, his Vegas numbers are not impressive relative to the league. Those points are not debatable.

Sports Guys said...

Time always tells. Sierra is working at a quicky mart in San Pedro.....