Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 5/30/12
Comstock Park, Mich. -- The first thing you notice when you meet West Michigan Whitecaps (Single A) outfielder Steven Moya is how big he is. Just 20 years old, Moya is already 6-foot-7, 229 pounds. The Tigers signed Moya as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 1, 2008, when he was just 16. Since then, Moya, who was born in Puerto Rico but lives in the Dominican Republic, has made big strides. In fact, the young outfielder was leading the Midwest League with a .377 batting average through 19 games before he strained his right hamstring chasing a fly ball in the first inning of the Whitecaps' April 26 game at Quad Cities. Although he missed 14 games, Moya returned May 11 and continues to lead the team with a .301 average. Despite the injury, Moya said he's pleased with the way his season is going. "I can say good," Moya said. "Just working hard and trying to do my best." Manager Ernie Young said that Moya, who is still learning the language, is doing a remarkable job as a young pl...
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