- Full name Edwin A. Moreno
- Born 07/30/1980 in El Mojan, Venezuela
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- Debut 04/07/2009
Organization Prospect Rankings
Moreno's velocity has made it hard for him to garner attention, and he was left unprotected through two Rule 5 drafts and missed much of 2002 with a foot injury. He returned in Double-A last season but didn't get a shot at the rotation until the end of May. Moreno flourished as a starter, going 5-4, 2.86 with a .231 opponent average. He throws four pitches for strikes to both sides of the plate, working on a nice downhill plane thanks to his over-the-top delivery. Moreno's fastball is solid-average at 90-91 mph and features occasional sinking action. His sharp, 80-85 mph slider and changeup are plus pitches, and he mixes in a decent curveball. There's not a lot of deception to his delivery, which is why he doesn't miss a lot of bats. He has to rely on location and changing speeds. Moreno is his own pitching coach on the mound. When he loses his arm slot, he can make the correction on his own. Moreno was fatigued in August and was shut down the last two weeks of the season with a sore shoulder. The Rangers don't count it as a significant setback. They expect him to join the Triple-A rotation this spring and contribute in Texas later in the year.