Taft, California —— At the top of this post, watch one of our two full final scouting videos of Taft College right-handed pitching prospect Will Moore, taken from the final start of his Taft College career in the Central Valley Conference against the visiting Reedley College Tigers.
This, of course, isn’t the first time we’ve seen Will Moore; you can read our first scouting report on the hard-throwing righty by clicking here. You can also read our feature interview with the Taft native by clicking here.
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Will Moore scouting report notes
Set to pitch for Texas A&M Texarkana starting in the fall, Will Moore ended his Taft College career with a dominant outing last week against Reedley College at the Cougars’ home park. He only earned a no-decision for his efforts, but allowing one run in six innings was the perfect ending to a guy who told me after the game that “moderation is for cowards.” That intensity will serve Moore well at the next level, as will his good, lively stuff and strong arm.
Moore’s fastball sits 83-87 mph and he’ll top out occasionally higher, but his deceptive delivery with a quirky motion allow the pitch to get on hitters quicker than they’re expecting. It has good life to it, too, and Moore can cut it at times to give it a late glove-side look that ought to keep lefties honest. He pairs it with a very good breaking ball that has two looks: one harder, with more late bite that he uses as a put-away pitch with two strikes, and one softer that still spins tight but has a bigger, taller hump, that he can command early in the count as a get-me-over breaking ball.
He can also backdoor that breaking ball with some success to lefties, and it’s a good change of pace from his hard-hard fastball/breaking ball combination, so if he uses it wisely at the next level, the two breaking ball speeds ought to play nicely for him. Long term, it’ll be interesting to see how Moore can further refine his delivery and build leg and core strength with the express purpose of adding velocity. He’s got good life on his stuff and already shows above-average arm strength as a starter; if he can add a couple miles per hour to that, and further hammer out that slower breaking ball with improved command to each side of the plate, he’ll be something special for Texas A&M Texarkana very quickly.
To visit our Will Moore baseball player page, please click here. And below, it’s worth a look through our two videos from April 25 to see how Moore sequences his pitchers against hitters in a game situation; you’ll also get a good feel for how he uses both breaking balls in different situations with these two videos.
Will Moore scouting report video
Here’s a look at our most recent Will Moore baseball video, taken in two different clips to comprise his full start against Reedley College on April 25:
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Will Moore scouting report GIFs
These clips are a little older—from March, 2017—but here’s our set of Will Moore baseball GIFs for a deeper look at his mechanics from the side view:
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