• Full name Samuel John Moll
  • Born 01/03/1992 in Lakeland, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Memphis
  • Debut 09/01/2017
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (77th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2013 (signed for $600,000).
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    Memphis coach Daron Schoenrock and pitching coach Fred Corrall both have long track records for developing pitchers, and they could team up for a second straight second-rounder. Moll replaced Reds 2012 second-rounder Daniel Langfield as Memphis' Friday starter and showed significant improvement from his sophomore season, taking his strikeout rate from 5.5 to 10.3 per nine innings. If Moll were bigger than his listed 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, he might be a first-round pick. He sat at 94-95 mph in the Cape Cod League last summer, and he consistently hit 93-95 as a starter this spring. He has missed more bats this spring by staying down in the zone and throwing his short, power curveball for strikes more often. Moll's stocky build helps him hold his velocity, and he attacks hitters up with his fastball and down with his curve. His arm is quick and needs to be for him to repeat his release point, because his arm action in the back is a bit long. Some scouts think he can remain a starter thanks to his moxie, fast tempo and plus stuff.

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Career Transactions

  • Cincinnati Reds recalled LHP Sam Moll from Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds optioned LHP Sam Moll to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds sent LHP Sam Moll on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds sent LHP Sam Moll on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds sent LHP Sam Moll on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds placed LHP Sam Moll on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 25, 2024. Left shoulder impingement.
  • Cincinnati Reds activated LHP Sam Moll.
  • Cincinnati Reds reassigned LHP Sam Moll to the minor leagues.
  • Oakland Athletics traded LHP Sam Moll and cash to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Joe Boyle.
  • Oakland Athletics traded LHP Sam Moll and cash to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Joe Boyle.

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