Tim Moore (minors01)
Timothy Hal Moore
- Bats Both, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 215 lb.
- High School Junius H. Rose High School
Outfielder Tim Moore peaked at AA and later was a scout.
He was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1989 amateur draft, one round before Mike Trombley and made his pro debut with the GCL Twins that summer. He hit only .168/.336/.200 but stole 19 bases in 20 tries. As a backup with the same club the next year, he batted .260/.370/.481 with 7 steals in 10 attempts and also pitched one hitless, walkless, scoreless inning (striking out one). In 1991, he continued to develop with the Elizabethton Twins, batting .264/.360/.543 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 57 games. He tied Lance Marks for second in dingers (behind Manny Ramirez), was 7th in RBI and 3rd in slugging (after Ramirez and Darrel Deak). He failed to crack the league All-Star outfield as Ramirez, Ricky Otero and Clayton Byrne were picked with Don Robinson as a utility outfielder.
He split 1992 between the Kenosha Twins (.272/.384/.445, 40 SB, 20 CS, 76 R) and Visalia Oaks (4 for 9, 2B, 2 3B, 4 RBI). He was 6th in the Midwest League in steals, second in the Twins chain. He had 11 outfield assists for the 1993 Fort Myers Miracle while producing at a .252/.331/.428 clip and stealing 17 bases while only being caught three times.
With the Nashville Xpress in 1994, he hit .248/.317/.429 with 18 home runs but was just 9-for-19 in steals. He tied Tony Barron and Dan Rohrmeier for 4th in the Southern League in home runs, led in strikeouts (130, 9 ahead of Chris Weinke), was 10th in RBI (67) and tied Trey Beamon and Chris Hart for third in outfield errors (10), one behind co-leaders Michael Jordan and Ed Gerald. He tied Tim McIntosh and Jake Patterson for 5th in the Twins chain in home runs. He struggled for the 1995 Hardware City Rock Cats (.241/.306/.395, 86 K in 311 AB) and also played for the Long Beach Riptide of the independent Western Baseball League in 1996. He fielded .992 and hit .260/.363/.439 with 12 HR and 69 RBI in 86 games. He finished 5th in the league in RBI.
Overall, he had batted .253/.345/.433 and fielded .963 in 605 minor league games. He hit 72 homers, scored 318 runs, drove in 331 and stole 110 bases in 158 tries.