The Angels made a late addition to the 40-Man roster before Friday’s deadline, adding Left Fielder Jeremy Moore as the 40th member of their 40-Man roster.
Moore was the team’s 6th round pick in the 2005 draft, taken 193rd overall. Born in June of 1987, he would have been eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December had Friday’s move not been made.
Halos Heaven minor league correspondent Rghan (Ryan Ghan) recently pegged Moore’s 2010 campaign as the 15th best prospect performance by an Angels minor leaguer this season (link to article), noting about Moore’s park-adjusted 133 OPS+:
…the fourth best full season mark among Angels’ Double A prospects since 2000, putting him just behind Mike O’Keefe (age 24), Brandon Wood (age 21), and Mike Napoli (age 23). The key point to make here, however, is that Moore’s .380 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) was about 40 points higher than any of those guys.
If beefing up minor league outfielders gives us anything to read into this situation, tea-leaf-wise, it may be that Carl Crawford just took a step away from Anaheim’s future.