Mariners Top 20 Prospects: #10 RHP Andrew Moore


Andrew Moore posted a ridiculous 21.5 strikeout to walk ratio last summer with the Everett AquaSox.

Andrew Moore has only been playing professional baseball for a little over two months, but he is already one of the Seattle Mariners most exciting pitching prospects. Moore may not light up the radar gun, but he has a chance to be a very productive starting pitcher for the Mariners in the near future.

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Originally selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, Moore was assigned to the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League last summer. He dominated the competition, going 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA across 14 appearances. Moore tallied 43 strikeouts and limited the opposition to 1.000 walks/hits per inning. Most impressive of all was the fact that he issued just 2 free passes in 39 innings of work.

Moore is an undersized righty, standing at 6’0 ft. tall and tipping the scales at 185 lbs. He went to school just down the road in Corvallis at the perennial baseball power, Oregon State University. He has a three-pitch arsenal, highlighted by a low 90’s fastball. Moore also mixes in an above average changeup and a breaking ball that is still considered a work in progress. He fills up the strike zone, and is described as a guy who “just knows how to pitch.”

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The Eugene, OR product went 7-2 during his junior season with the Beavers, and recorded a 1.91 ERA across 16 starts. Moore struck out 111 and walked 21 over the course of 122.1 innings pitched in 2015. Scouts rave about his exceptional command, and the crew on MLB Network described him as a “steal” when the Mariners selected him last June.

The 21-year-old right-hander has stated that Hunter Pence is his favorite player, and scouts say he demonstrates a similar enthusiasm on the field. Moore was a Friday night starter for the Beavs, and is said to be a great leader in the clubhouse.

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Andrew Moore has a mature approach on the mound, and figures to move quickly through the Mariners system. Ideally, he will begin the 2016 season with the Clinton LumberKings before earning a midseason promotion to the Bakersfield Blaze in the California League. Hopefully, Moore will continue to pitch well, and make his debut in the Emerald City during the 2018 season.