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Weekend wrap: Why Steven Moya matters

Steven Moya has the size and strength to be a legitimate power hitter, and fantasy players should take notice. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The minor leagues are littered with power hitters with significant swing-and-miss tendencies like Detroit Tigers outfielder Steven Moya, fellows who can hit a pitch a country mile but otherwise offer little else to a real-life team or a fantasy one. Look at Moya and he’s big and tall and certainly has the look of an intriguing power hitter. The reason he’s in the news, of course, is that starting right fielder J.D. Martinez is dealing with a potentially serious sprained foot suffered Saturday in the outfield, an injury we still don’t know the exact severity of. It won’t and perhaps shouldn’t stop Moya from becoming a hot topic this week.