For those of you wondering about Scott Moore, he was placed on the inactive list at Triple-A Norfolk so he could attend to a family matter over the weekend. He's supposed to rejoin the team tomorrow. He's not injured.
A few more nuggets on Jake Arrieta, the former TCU pitcher who was a steal for the Orioles in the fifth round:
Opponents are batting .140 against him, and he's only allowed one home run in 51 2/3 innings.
While we're talking about elite prospects at Single-A Frederick, it's worth mentioning that catcher Matt Wieters has three two-homer games against Lynchburg, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate.
You'll remember that the Pirates passed on Wieters with the fourth pick and chose Clemson left-hander Daniel Moskos, who's 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in eight games, with 39 hits allowed in 40 2/3 innings. Moskos shut out the Keys over 6 2/3 innings in a May 8 start.
So what about the other players selected ahead of Wieters?
Vanderbilt left-hander David Price, taken No. 1 by the Tampa Bay Rays, still hasn't pitched because of a sprained left elbow. He continues to rehab, and according to this blog, might report to Single-A Vero Beach later this week.
Mike Moustakas, a high school shortstop taken No. 2 by the Kansas City Royals, is hitting .240 with four homers, 14 RBIs and a .672 OPS in 146 at-bats at Single-A Burlington.
Josh Vitters, a high school third baseman taken No. 3 by the Chicago Cubs, is hitting .214 with one RBI in only 14 at-bats at Single-A Peoria. He hasn't played since April 21 because of tendinitis in his left hand.
Price was the consensus No. 1, and the Rays won't be second-guessed for taking him, especially when they needed a pitcher who was close to being ready. Wieters scared off some small-market teams because he was being "advised" by agent Scott Boras, and there were signability issues.
We also can't judge high school players this early. They're on the slow road to the majors - unlike Wieters, who looks like he's ready to go off-roading and get there by next Tuesday. But the Orioles will remain patient with him. As I've written before, he could join Double-A Bowie in the second half, but it would be a real surprise if he's in Baltimore in September.