College Draft Profile: Sam Moll

 

Sam Moll, LHP, University of Memphis

Class: Junior; Height: 5-11; Weight: 187

Updated: 06/02/13

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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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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