Below-average size, square shoulders, weight proportionally distributed, sturdy with limited physical projection, moderate durability concerns, tired noticeably around 85 pitches; No rock, quick to high leg kick, fluid takeaway, generates early torque, consistent hand path to break at back shoulder; deep arm swing with mild stab, long stride, some backside collapse, short arm action, uphill to high three-quarter/borderline over-the-top release, average arm speed; clean drive and strike, fluid through deceleration, low-maintenance, repeatable delivery; 1.18-1.34, will employ occasional slide step, average foot speed on pick-off attempts; very quick worker, gets it and throws it.
Average velocity, gets some plane, short-arm delivery with extension adds deception from high slot, natural tail, will cut it to lefties; above-average present command with plus projection, works to all four quadrants; elevates frequently ahead, generates swing-and-miss at top of the zone, tough pick-up; weak fly ball contact, thin margin for error when command falters
Consistent arm speed, above-average tumble with mild fade; above-average command, evident feel and trust in pitch, throws it in hitting counts, will work right-on-right
12-6, round shape tightens up at higher velo, lacks consistent bite, average depth; tunnels off high fastballs, will drop it into the zone to steal strikes; inconsistent as a chaser, hitters saw it second time through
Short break, vertical action with limited horizontal plane; lacks snap, not enough movement to take it out of the zone, shows limited projection
Moore was selected 72nd overall last summer and shows advanced pitchability and strong command with his two primary weapons, the fastball and change. His short arm path, uphill mechanics, and high slot create deception and a late pickup for hitters, particularly when he works the fastball up in the zone. The velocity and movement is limited, however, and there is danger in the game plan as a result. But he commands with precision to maximize returns on the raw stuff he has. He works with machine-like efficiency and controls the game speed.
He showed limited feel for spin in this look, particularly with the slider, a pitch that lacks much utility and showed little projection. The curve scrapes by on the strength of his arm speed and delivery, but it tends to set an earlier trajectory and hitters saw it better as the game wore on.
The limits of his raw stuff cap the ceiling, but as an advanced pitchability guy who can spot the ball wherever he wants there is a path to the back of a big league rotation if he can tighten up the curveball and build his endurance.