Moya, Kubitza take home Minor League Awards

Prospects announced as Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year

Moya, Kubitza take home Minor League Awards

DETROIT -- With the Minor League seasons wrapped up, the Tigers announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year Awards on Friday.

No. 7 prospect Steven Moya, who is currently with the big league club, was given the Player of the Year Award for his performance with Double-A Erie. Moya hit .276, scored 81 runs and hit 35 homers. He also drove in 105 runs and swiped 16 bases.

The 23-year-old Moya was signed as an international free agent from Puerto Rico in 2008. Entering Friday, Moya had two hits in four at-bats since joining the Tigers after his season in Erie came to an end.

The Pitcher of the Year honor went to No. 6 prospect Austin Kubitza, who carved up lineups at the Class A level. With West Michigan, Kubitza compiled a 10-2 record to go with a 2.34 ERA. He struck out 140 batters in 23 starts for the Whitecaps.

Kubitza wrapped up his second season in the Detroit organization after being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft out of Rice University.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.