Sam Moll, LHP, University of Memphis
Class: Junior; Height: 5-11; Weight: 187
After flourishing as a swingman during his freshman season (40.1 IP, 10.71 K/9 and 3.57 BB/9), Moll spent the majority of 2012 in the rotation where his numbers took a noticeable dip (5.55 K/9 and 4.14 BB/9) under the heavier workload.
The 5-foot-11 and 187 pound southpaw, however, has rebounded rather nicely this season, setting career bests in innings (94), strikeouts (106 ) and ERA (2.30) while showing a strong feel for the strike zone (3.06 BB/9). His FIP, according to CollegeSplits, is an impressive 2.97 as well.
Projection: Moll is always going to have to answer questions about his stature, and he’s almost assuredly smaller than the listed height as schools tend to slightly exaggerate players’ sizes. With that being said, there’s really no reason that he shouldn’t be given a shot to develop as a starter, maybe developing into a #3/#4-type guy down the line. And at the very worst, the little lefty could easily become this year’s version of Paco Rodriguez or Rob Rasmussen.
Ceiling: 1.5-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate
Drafted: Second or Third Round
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