Sodo Mojo’s Top 10 Mariners Prospects: #7 Andrew Moore
While he might be the second best pitcher on the Mariners 25 man roster right now, Andrew Moore is still a prospect. While he will not be eligible for this list in a month, he comes in as our 7th best prospect in the Mariners Farm System.
Andrew Moore, the second round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2015 MLB Draft is already turning heads both inside and outside the organization. He is off to a terrific start in his young MLB debut, allowing just 6 earned runs in 15 innings against the Royals and Tigers. The stat that jumps off the page right now is his 0.0% BB rate. He hasn’t walked a single hitter.
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Stuff wise, Moore is mediocre to average across the board. The fastball will sit at 91 MPH, and both the curveball and slider are below-average. He has 1 true out pitch, the changeup, which is graded as plus.
What Moore lacks in stuff, he more than makes up for in command and pitchability. Moore is more than willing to pitch at the top of the zone as well as pound RHH inside. He attacks hitters, and shows a knack for reading swings, giving him the ability to make adjustments in the middle of at bats.
Because of his lack of swing and miss stuff, the ceiling on Moore is relatively low. But because of his bulldog attitude and pitchability, he has a high floor. Moore will never be more than #3 type of pitcher, but is more likely to spend a long career as a #4 or 5 type.
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There might be more strikeout potential than Moore has shown thus far. He hasn’t featured the change as much as you would like, throwing it only 10.4% of the time. As he settles in, Moore will likely unleash his best pitch earlier in games, which could make him a 7K/9 type of guy.