• Full name Koen Charles Moreno
  • Born 08/01/2001 in Cary, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Panther Creek
  • Drafted in the 5th round (147th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2020 (signed for $900,000).
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    Moreno is one of the more athletic pitchers in the prep class and he also participated in basketball and track at Panther Creek High in Cary, N.C. A 6-foot-2, 170-pound righthander committed to East Carolina, Moreno doesn’t have a ton of innings on his arm and scouts were impressed with the consistent steps forward he made last summer. At East Coast Pro, Moreno threw a fastball in the 87-93 mph range and ticked up to 94 at the Future Stars Series during the fall. He has exceptional feel to naturally spin a breaking ball, but the pitch needs continued refinement to become a plus offering. It shows solid depth and three-quarter shape in the 73-78 mph range, but it’s hittable when he leaves it up and only flashes sharp biting action. Moreno also showed feel for an 81-85 mph changeup that he throws with good arm speed and had swing-and-miss qualities with average or better potential in the future. Moreno is a projection arm in the true sense of the definition, with plenty of room remaining on a lean frame, athleticism that should allow him to make big strides in the future and an innate feel for spinning a baseball. Scouts didn’t see him pitch much at all this spring with a shortened 2020 season, but he was a candidate to take a step forward stuff-wise. It wouldn’t be surprising for a team to bet on his upside now in the 3-5 round range—if he makes it to East Carolina he could easily become a top-three round talent.

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Career Transactions

  • South Bend Cubs transferred RHP Koen Moreno from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • South Bend Cubs placed RHP Koen Moreno on the 7-day injured list.
  • RHP Koen Moreno assigned to South Bend Cubs from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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