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Brett Mooneyham

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Brett Mooneyham
Name: Brett J. Mooneyham
Born: Jan 24, 1990 in Merced, Calif. USA
High School: Buhach Colony HS, Atwater, Calif.
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career2334.091.475.606.84
Drafted in the 3rd round (111th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2012 (signed for $428,500)
Mooneyham has size (6-foot-5 and 215 pounds) and pedigree, and he was a premium prospect coming out of high school in California, coming in at No. 78--just ahead of Virginia-bound Danny Hultzen--in Baseball America's 2008 draft rankings. Mooneyham's father, Bill, was a righthander who signed with the Angels as a first-round pick in the secondary phase of the June 1980 draft and spent nine seasons in pro ball, reaching the big leagues with Oakland in 1986. His father was drafted five times, and this will be Brett's third pass through the draft. He didn't sign as a 15th-round pick of the Padres out of high school, and the Nationals took a flier on him in the 38th round last year, even after he missed the entire season following surgery to repair a cut on his left middle finger. It's hard for scouts to get a good read on him because his stuff has been up and down throughout his college career. He touched 94 mph in high school, was down in the 86-88 mph range with Team USA in 2010, and was in the 90-91 mph range and touching 93 this spring. He has a knack for spinning a breaking ball, switching between a curveball and slider this season, and shows a decent changeup. The biggest concern with Mooneyham is his control. As a big kid, his delivery is funky and can get out of sync. He works a lot of deep counts, but also gets a lot of uncomfortable swings. Scouts say Mooneyham has a great work ethic, though sometimes he tinkers with his delivery and his pitches too much.
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