Hutton Moyer captures Southern League Player of the Week honors

Infielder leads circuit in home runs, runs batted in, and stolen bases

(vpbowers.com)

By Mobile BayBears | April 16, 2018 12:13 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (April 16, 2018) - Infielder Hutton Moyer of the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, has been named Southern League Player of the Week for the extended time period of April 5-15.

 

Moyer, 24, currently paces Southern League hitters with four home runs, 12 RBIs, six stolen bases, 27 total bases, and a .794 slugging percentage. He is also tied for the league-lead with seven extra-base hits. Moyer hit three long balls and drove in nine runs in Mobile's opening series at home against Pensacola. He has slashed .324/.368/.794 during the first nine games of the year.

 

Moyer was selected by the Angels in the seventh round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Pepperdine University and is the son of 25-year Major League pitcher Jamie Moyer. He was named a MiLB.com Angels Organization All-Star in 2016 after finishing second in the farm with 17 home runs and 72 RBIs in 124 games combined between Class A Burlington and Class A Advanced Inland Empire.

 

Moyer is the first BayBears player to earn a Southern League weekly award this season.

 

The BayBears begin a five-game home series against the Biloxi Shuckers Monday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.

 

The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).

 

About the Mobile BayBears

The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.

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