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camisadelgolf
06-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Please use this thread to post scouting reports, links, and other comments about the Reds' 2012 fourth round pick.

http://www.pepperdinesports.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/moscot_jon00.html

FAVORITES: Roy Halladay (pro baseball player) ... New York Mets (pro baseball team) ... Angels and Demons (book) ... Remember The Titans (movie) ... Seinfeld (TV show) ... Slightly Stoopid (muscial artist) ... Pizza (food) ... Football (sport other than baseball) ... Hobbies include camping, fishing and jet skiing.

dougdirt
06-05-2012, 03:10 PM
More of a 'pitcher'. FB in that 89-93 range (2 and 4 seamer), split finger, change up, slider. Good command. Not a lot of upside, but one of those solid types.

redsmetz
06-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Here's another piece from Pepperine

http://www.pepperdine-graphic.com/featured/pepperdine-pitcher-jon-moscot-ranks-top-in-wcc/

redsmetz
06-05-2012, 03:23 PM
His high school sounded familiar to me - quite a number of famous alums for a school that only opened around 1961.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisades_Charter_High_School

Scrap Irony
06-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Good fastball, change. Needs work on his offspeed stuff.

Love that he led the Cape Cod in Ks.

According to one scouting report, he's a 48-52 package right now with upside coming pretty much only from finding an offspeed pitch. 75th prospect in the Cape Cod League, according to Perfect Game.

camisadelgolf
06-05-2012, 03:25 PM
His high school sounded familiar to me - quite a number of famous alums for a school that only opened around 1961.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisades_Charter_High_School
Wow. Sparks are alumni from there, and they've easily been one of the biggest musical influences in my life. This pick just keeps getting better and better.

redsmetz
06-15-2012, 09:38 PM
Just came across this interview with Moscot

http://www.draftamerica.com/spotlight/prospect-interview-reds-4th-round-pick-rhp-jon-moscot

Edd Roush
05-13-2014, 12:40 PM
I wanted to bump this thread to discuss the progress of Moscot. Right now, he is my Exhibit A of why a pitcher's won-loss record means squat. After being 2-14 in Bakersfield in 2014, he is pitching very well in the Southern League through 8 starts. While his 1.97 ERA may be a artificially low right now because of a .245 BABIP that may be unsustainable, his 2.68 BB/9 is his lowest since rookie ball. His K rate is down a bit to 6.79 K/9, but he has done a great job of supressing the longball allowing only 0.36 HR/9. His FIP of 3.17 is solid. I think Moscot could use 5-8 more starts in AA to show that the walk rate is for real, and if he can pick up that K rate back into the 8+ range, I will start getting really excited about him. He is definitely one of the most exciting pitching prospects to watch outside of Lively and Stephenson.

Could he potentially be a national Top 100 prospect if he keeps this up through the time the mid-season prospect rankings come out?

Kc61
05-13-2014, 12:53 PM
We tend to put pitchers in buckets. Moscot is in the bucket of "fifth starter swing man" like Sam Lecure. Which ain't bad. But sometimes these guys will fool you with a knack for getting batters out.

So I'm hoping Moscot can be a solid mid-rotation starter. Or, he's possible trade bait by the Reds, if they think he is outperforming his potential.

Glad they drafted him.

Benihana
05-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Could he potentially be a national Top 100 prospect if he keeps this up through the time the mid-season prospect rankings come out?

No. Lively and Lorenzen are much more likely to crack the Top 100 prospects at midseason - even at this rate. That said, it's nice to see Moscot's success. He would make a great trade candidate in July if he continues to dominate AA.

dougdirt
05-13-2014, 03:19 PM
We tend to put pitchers in buckets. Moscot is in the bucket of "fifth starter swing man" like Sam Lecure. Which ain't bad. But sometimes these guys will fool you with a knack for getting batters out.

So I'm hoping Moscot can be a solid mid-rotation starter. Or, he's possible trade bait by the Reds, if they think he is outperforming his potential.

Glad they drafted him.

His profile as a starter is better than LeCure's was as a starter in the minors.

Edd Roush
05-13-2014, 06:03 PM
His profile as a starter is better than LeCure's was as a starter in the minors.

Doug, what future do you see for Moscot? Could he crack a top 100 list?

RED VAN HOT
05-13-2014, 06:32 PM
At draft time two years ago, Moscot was described as having an 88-91 fastball with sink and average change up, split finger and slider. He was also said to have a funky delivery which added deception. Can anyone update this description? His GO/AO is .8; hardly indicative of a sinker pitcher. Is he throwing any harder? Has he improved his secondary pitches?

dougdirt
05-13-2014, 06:53 PM
He is throwing a little harder than 88-91.

Here is some video of him from last August in Pensacola.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjSwwuM9fMU

Tom Servo
08-25-2014, 03:19 PM
So we're two starts into Moscot's AAA career at age 23. Obviously not much of a sample to draw from there but I am more so referring to the fact that he is now just one level below the major leagues and I'm wondering if there is any sort of general consensus of his future. Back of rotation innings eater? Fringey starter? Bullpen piece? Decent trade chip?

757690
08-25-2014, 04:05 PM
He went to Pepperdine, and dummies like me don't get into Pepperdine, so he's one of those smart people, and I like smart pitchers.

I'm guessing his ceiling is Mike Leake, his floor (if he makes the bigs) is Sam LeCure. At the very least, it will be nice to have a better option next year for an emergency start than they've had the last few years.

Even though he has a low ceiling, because he so close to the majors and still producting, I'd put him in the top 5 of Reds pitching propects.

dougdirt
08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
While I have never sat down and given him a test, I have talked with him a few times and you are right 757690, he's a smart guy.

As to the question of what he is exactly, he's more than a fringy starter, but not a guy with a huge upside to work with either. High floor though.

RED VAN HOT
08-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Is it worth adding him to the 40 and giving him some September starts? An evaluation could be helpful in weighing other off season moves.

dougdirt
08-26-2014, 03:58 AM
Is it worth adding him to the 40 and giving him some September starts? An evaluation could be helpful in weighing other off season moves.

I don't think they will do that. 40-man spots will be precious this offseason and Moscot will eventually get one of them, but it won't be this year.

bellhead
08-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Doug,

What do you think his value is in trade considerations. LF is a glaring hole for next year.

dougdirt
08-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Doug,

What do you think his value is in trade considerations. LF is a glaring hole for next year.

HE doesn't have a big enough arm to get a true big bat for LF. If the Reds want a legit bat for LF, they will have to give up a legit big arm (re: can throw very hard).