IP 24
WHIP 1.583
BB/9 3.375
SO/9 4.125
  • Full name Daniel Ross Moskos
  • Born 04/28/1986 in Greenville, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Clemson
  • Debut 04/30/2011
  • Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 (signed for $2,475,000).
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    A Greenville, S.C., native, Moskos moved to California with his family, but returned to his roots to attend Clemson. He posted a 5.40 ERA in 21 relief appearances as a freshman, then inherited the Tigers' closer role as a sophomore and showed potential. He ranked as the No. 3 prospect for USA Baseball's college national team last summer, when he amassed 35 strikeouts and a stingy 0.86 ERA in 21 innings. With feel for three potentially plus pitched, he moved into Clemson's rotation near midseason and profiles as middle of the rotation starter in the big leagues. Stocky and compact, Moskos pounds the zone with a 91-95 mph fastball that bumped 97 out of the bullpen. He has a wipeout slider that has been up to 87 and also shows a more conventional curveball that he tends to use earlier in the count, just to keep hitters off balance. His changeup has fade, and he mixed all four of his pitches extremely well. Moskos has solid-average command of all of his stuff. He lacks projection and doesn't hold runners well. He joins Ross Detwiler and David Price as the cream of an especially strong crop of lefthanders in this year's draft.

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