Tyler Moore (2011 – .270/.314/.532, 70R, 90 RBI, 31 HR)
When Moore launched a bomb over the center field wall in the second game of an August 26th doubleheader, he became only the second player in modern Senators’ history to reach the 30-home run plateau. A pretty impressive number for a guy who physically pales in comparison to a specimen like Giancarlo Stanton or a big guy like Joey Gallo. But Moore is cut from the same “country strong” mold as a guy like Jim Thome.
It’s that kind of strength and bat speed that gives him the ability to hit tape-measure home runs onto the roof of the team store as well as opposite field doubles into the deepest recesses of right-centerfield at Metro Bank Park. Moore was one of the few constants in the Senators’ lineup day in and day out during 2011 as he played in a team-leading 137 games and always found his name in the cleanup spot. It was a role he clearly relished and thrived in as he wrote his name in the Senators’ record books for numerous offensive categories.