Lakeland Flying Tigers send Gerson Moreno and Arvicent Perez to FSL All-Star Game
Lakeland Flying Tigers reliever and catcher were selected to the All-Star Game to replace Beau Burrows and Ross Kivett who were promoted to Double-A Erie.
With the recent news of Beau Burrows’ deserved promotion to the Erie Seawolves, the Lakeland Flying Tigers were no longer represented in the Florida State League All-Star Game.
The Florida State League has listed catcher Arvicent Perez, and pitcher Gerson Moreno on the roster for the contest. The duo have been selected as replacements for the game set to take place this weekend in Lakeland.
Arvicent Perez, currently hitting .240 with four doubles and a home run, has been stronger with the glove in 2017.
The 23-year-old prospect from Venezuela has thrown out 46% of base runners, while sporting a .986 fielding percentage. Though not a top-ranked prospect, a strong second half could move a fair bit up the rankings.
23-year-old reliever Gerson Moreno has been electric so far for the Flying Tigers in 2017.
Moreno currently is sporting a 2.33 ERA, six saves and a 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Moreno has not allowed a run in 12 games and owns a 20:1 K/BB ratio since April 27.
The #23 prospect in the Tigers organization, Moreno has the makeup to turn into a solid mid-to-late inning reliever in the Major Leagues.
While both are deserving, it comes as a bit of a surprise to not see those like Wade Hinkle or Kyle Dowdy not selected.
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The Lakeland Flying Tigers host the FSL All-Star Game on June 17th.
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While the sample size is incredibly small (just 2.1 IP), an unsightly ERA of 19.29 is cause for concern.
While I see Gose finishing out the year on the mound, unless things turn in a hurry I could see this being his last year with the Tigers.
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