Daniel Moskos
Daniel Moskos
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2016.
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
February 29, 2016
Moskos agreed to a minor league contract with the Padres on Monday, Baseball America reports.
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Moskos was forced to pitch in an independent league in 2015 after being released by the Dodgers in 2014 and having Tommy John surgery soon thereafter. The left-hander pitched well in the majors back in 2011 with the Pirates, but hasn't pitched well in three seasons of Triple-A since, so it'll be tough to crack the Padres bullpen.
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Perhaps the biggest compliment one can give Moskos is that he throws left-handed. His major league debut actually wasn't too bad in 2011. He registered a 2.96 ERA in 31 games and 24.1 frames. His 11:9 K:BB ratio reflected his minor league struggles, however. The 26-year-old southpaw throws pretty hard (92.1 mph average fastball) but lacks an effective breaking ball. He'll fight for a spot in Pittsburgh's bullpen during training camp but will likely shuttle back and forth to Triple-A all season long. The Pirates have tried the 2007 No. 4 overall pick as a starter, but it looks like the best chance he has of sticking in the big leagues is as a LOOGY.
Night and day aptly describes the differences between Moskos' performance at Double-A and Triple-A in 2010. The Pirates used Moskos as a closer, where he's pitched consistently pitched with higher velocity than as a starter. He began the season on fire with Altoona, earning a midseason promotion to Indianapolis. At Triple-A, the lefty gave up 20 earned runs in 17.1 innings and served up a 2.690 WHIP. Sent back to Double-A before he lost all of his confidence, Moskos rebounded and finished with a 1.52 ERA, 1.022 WHIP and 21 saves. Most folks are afraid to go to the dentist's office, but for Moskos, the dental chair was located in Indianapolis last year. The Bucs protected him on their 40-man roster over the winter, meaning that he still fits into the organization's plans.
Moskos was described as the fifth-best pitcher available in the draft after the Pirates took him fourth overall last summer. Pittsburgh views him as a reliever, although he also has a history of starting. After signing with the Bucs, Moskos registered a 3.45 ERA in 15.2 minor league innings in rookie and short-season Low-A ball. The 21-year-old lefty throws his fastball in the low 90's. The Pirates will likely try to rush him through their minor league system to prove his drafting wasn't a mistake, but he'll probably need considerably more time in the minors. Either way, he probably won't have much fantasy relevance for at least a couple of seasons.
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PFree Agent  AAA
Elbow
June 12, 2015
Moskos (elbow) was suspended 50 games without pay on Friday for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, MiLB.com reports.
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Daniel Moskos: Likely In Need Of Tommy John Surgery
PFree Agent  AAA
Elbow
June 5, 2014
Moskos (elbow) will likely need Tommy John surgery, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
May 8, 2014
Moskos was released by the Dodgers.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
November 20, 2013
Moskos signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
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PChicago White Sox  AAA
January 11, 2013
The White Sox have invited Moskos to spring training, the Daily Herald reports.
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