31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Moseley pitched only five innings, before he suffered a strained right shoulder that needed surgery to repair his rotator cuff and labrum. He had the surgery in late April, so he could be ready for th...
Dustin Moseley Contract Information:
Elected free agency in October of 2012.
Moseley (shoulder) has cleared outright waivers and elected free agency, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
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There's really not too much to get excited about when talking about Moseley's pitching. Sure, he finished 2011 with a 3.30 ERA over 120 innings, but with a 4.80 K/9IP and a subpar 1.78 K/BB, he doesn't really contribute much else other than eat some innings. He's a groundball specialist who stopped throwing a slider to add a cutter to his already underwhelming three-pitch arsenal and may or may not finish 2012 as a member of the rotation. The Padres have a few prospects that they may be willing to give a shot to and Moseley could end up being the odd man out.
Moseley made nine starts for the Yankees last season, mostly due to a lack of other options rather than an actual desire to have Moseley in the rotation. Take your pick of which ugly number you want to focus on: his 13 home runs allowed in 65.1 innings, his 1.423 WHIP or his 1.22 K/BB ratio. No matter how you slice it, he wasn't very good, and he'll need to show significant improvement to earn a rotation spot with the Padres after signing a one-year deal with them during the offseason.
Moseley pitched in 12 games with the Angels last season, starting 10 games, but spent most of the season with Triple-A Salt Lake, where he struggled to a 7-10 record and a 6.94 ERA. Moseley was much more effective in 2007, but battled injuries in 2008, starting with offseason elbow surgery, followed by a trip to the DL in May due to forearm stiffness. Moseley is still a versatile pitcher and has a chance to begin the season either in the rotation or as a long reliever with the Angels, but his upside as a fantasy option is limited.
Moseley was the most versatile member of the Angels bullpen last season, proving to be effective both as a starter and out of the bullpen. He won the fifth spot in the rotation to start the season, but was moved to the bullpen after two solid starts because the Angels did not need a fifth starter. In all, Moseley made eight starts and threw 92 valuable innings while going 4-3 with a 4.40 ERA. He will likely begin this season as the long reliever in the bullpen but could jump into the starting rotation if whoever wins the fifth starter's spot falters.
Something of a forgotten prospect--he was 19 the day he was drafted--Moseley seems ready to be a back-end rotation guy in the majors. His time with the Angels last year was short and brutal, and he may need a new organization to get a chance. Decent reserve list play.
Moseley is unlikely to contribute any value in 2006 should he find innings at the major league level.
Moseley is still the best among the Reds' homegrown pitching prospects, but once again his strikeout rate isn't where it should be if he's going to face major league hitting in 2005. He might get that chance in spring training, following a solid campaign in the Arizona Fall League. Count on him having the customary growing pains that most rookies go through.
Of the Reds' home-grown pitching prospects, Moseley developed the most in 2003, getting promoted to Triple-A Louisville late in the season and posting a 2.70 ERA in eight starts. Moseley's development hasn't been perfect, however, as his strikeout rate has plummeted along with each promotion. He might contend for a spot in the rotation out of spring training, but he needs more time at Triple-A.
Moseley, the Reds' first-round pick in 2000, dominated at Single-A Stockton (albeit in a pitching-dominated league) before struggling upon reaching Double-A. We're concerned about his workload – 169 1/3 innings at the age of 20. He should spend most if not all of the year at Double-A Chattanooga, but we're not convinced the Reds will be patient enough to let him spend the full season there.