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Detroit Tigers, Robert Moore
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Robert Moore, 2B, Arkansas University (Ark.)

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Another player with big league lineage is Robert Moore from Arkansas University.

The middle infielder is the son of Kansas City Royals General Manager (GM) Dayton Moore. The Tigers might be in a race with the American League (AL) Central division to scoop up Moore.

Moore has been with the Razorbacks for the past two seasons and will look to have a strong third season with them in 2022.

Before things were shut down in his freshman campaign, Moore slashed .317/.403/.444 with 17 RBI over 16 games for the Razorbacks.

He bounced back and had a great showing in his 61 games with the Razorbacks in 2021. He slashed .283/.384/.558 with 29 extra-base hits and 53 total RBI. Like Young, who was mentioned earlier, he’s a switch-hitter who patrols middle infield.

He was labeled as a second baseman but has the tools to be a middle infielder. With a smaller frame, the 5-foot-9, 168-pound Moore could be a solid mid-first round addition. A smooth swing from both sides that was able to hit for the cycle back in March for the Razorbacks.

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Moore is a defender with smooth actions and advanced abilities. His father pushed him to pursue schooling, which is part of why he’s been with the Razorbacks. A great addition to a farm system, Moore should be someone the Tigers keep an eye on.