Moran is in a very similar situation to Tyler White. Only his transition is between Double-A and Triple-A pitching.
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As I wrote about in my Fresno Player Spotlight this week, Moran has shown promise with his contact bat. So far in 2016, he has an average of .299 with an on-base percentage on .354 and a slugging percentage of .379.
However, his strikeout totals would not transfer well to the major leagues with already striking out 25% of the time compared to only a 7.6% walk rate.
His bat would be perfect because of the need the Astros have currently. However, his bat is not developed enough to be able to get on base at a consistent clip for this ball club, and he doesn’t have the offensive upside through a power bat to deserve the call up yet.
Next: Candidate #3