Jays' Moises Sierra dangerous at plate, scary in outfield

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes (right) congratulates Moises Sierra after he scored on a throwing error to...

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes (right) congratulates Moises Sierra after he scored on a throwing error to third base after he hit a triple against the Angels in the fourth inning in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:24 PM ET

TORONTO - With Moises Sierra you are forced to take the good with the bad and chew on aspirins for the inevitable headache that will soon follow.

Sierra, the Jays right fielder now with Jose Bautista out for the season, is a player of some big-time talent but one who is less than the sum of his parts.

At 25 years of age Sierra can still be considered a prospect and if he had half of the baseball acumen of say a Derek Jeter or Roberto Alomar he'd be one of the best prospects in the game.

Sierra can hit, hit for power, has better than average speed and possesses a terrific arm.

He showed how dangerous he can be at the plate in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels by delivering a RBI double in the first and triple in the fourth that turned into a Little League home run when the relay by shortstop Erick Aybar was mishandled by Andrew Romine at third and dribbled into the Jays dugout. In the sixth he added a ground-rule double to right and stole third.


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