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Matthew Moore? Great Numbers!!!

Moore looks solid to me and I'm looking for all the info I can.  Can anybody add to this?

Sleeper Potential - Matthew Moore, SP, TB

In trying to find information on Matthew Moore after seeing his gaudy minor league stat line, I found the going a little tough. After not making Baseball America's top 30 prospects, or John Sickels top 20, Moore recently popped up on a Baseball America rookie league blog touting a solid outing so I decided to take a look. On paper, Moore's numbers are quite impressive;

Age 18 - 2.66 ERA, .160 BAA, 29/16 K/BB in 20 1/3 IP @ Rk
Age 19 - 2.03 ERA, .163 BAA, 64/16 K/BB in 44 1/3 IP @ Rk

Additionally, I found these prospect nuggets about Moore;

  • 8th round pick by TB in the 2007 MLB draft
  • Former N.M. 4A player of the year
  • Scout quoted as saying Moore possesses an "overpowering" fastball
  • Clocked as high as 94 MPH in high school
  • By all accounts, his secondary offerings need work
  • Brother pitches or pitched at the University of New Mexico
  • Comes from a military family

With Tampa Bay hitting on so many pitching prospects right now, it's hard to ignore a 6'2" 205 lb. southpaw hitting 94 on the gun. I wonder just how far behind his secondary pitches remain as a 2nd year in rookie ball after having initial success in 2007.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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