11/24/21 : Phillies add LHP Scott Moss
The Phillies have claimed LHP Scott Moss off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians. He’s 27 years old and was the 4th round draft choice of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2016 draft from the University of Florida. He was acquired by the Guardians in a multi team trade on July 31, 2019. Moss has yet to pitch in the major leagues.
He had an outstanding 2019 season at the AA/AAA level going 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA in 26 starts accumulating 130 2/3 innings with 159 K’s and 70 walks. He was in the Guardians Alternate Camp in 2020 and at the AAA level in 2021 where he struggled to regain form, with large gaps between appearances and even spending time on the injured list. Moss threw only 20 1/3 innings in 2021 over nine games.
His fastball generally sits in the 90-93 mph range, touching 95, has above average spin rate and vertical break that produces swings and misses. He also throws a low 80’s slider and low to mid 80’s changeup. He’s had recent struggles with command and control.
Moss is 6’6” 225 and his length lends deception to his delivery, comes from a three quarter arm slot. Sounds similar to Bailey Falter in the release point delivery deception regard.