His ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts to walks also sparkled in the minors all season. He is much hyped and there is good reason to believe that he can back it up as Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Skeptics Say: Stud rookie pitchers mean a ton to their franchise because they don't grow on trees and they have a say in the success of the organization does many years into the future. Expect Moore to be treated with kid gloves in terms of pitch counts and innings. Less innings per start means less strikeouts and of course a lower probability that he can get a win. There's still questions about if he can adjust to MLB hitters. Moore probably had the advantage the first time he faced guys, but next year the scales will start to tip. Facing the Yankees and Red Sox offense won't be easy - especially in his second and third starts against those teams. no comments