Sam Moll

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Sam Moll
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1992-01-03) January 3, 1992 (age 26)
Lakeland, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2017, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 10.80
Strikeouts 7
Teams

Samuel John Moll (born January 3, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics.

Career[edit]

Moll attended St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, Tennessee. He enrolled at the University of Memphis and played college baseball for the Memphis Tigers.[1]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

The Colorado Rockies selected Moll in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[2] He made his professional debut with the Tri-City Dust Devils,[3][4] posting a 1.80 ERA in 30 innings pitched. In July, Moll combined with three other pitchers to throw a no-hitter.[5] He returned to Tri-City in 2014 and appeared in only nine games due to injury. In 2015, he pitched for both the Modesto Nuts and New Britain Rock Cats, where he posted a combined 2.63 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 68.1 innings pitched between both clubs. After the season, he pitched in the Arizona Fall League. Moll spent 2016 with the Albuquerque Isotopes, where he posted a 3–5 record with a 4.94 ERA.[6] The Rockies added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[7]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

He began the 2017 season with Albuquerque, but was designated for assignment on August 11, 2017, then traded to the Oakland Athletics for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.[8] Oakland optioned him to the Nashville Sounds upon his acquisition.

The Athletics promoted Moll to the major leagues on September 1, 2017, and he made his major league debut that night.[9] He was designated for assignment after the season.[10] He was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 27.[11] After being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh, the Seattle Mariners claimed Moll on November 30.[12]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On March 17, 2018, Moll was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.[13] He was designated for assignment on March 29,[14] and was assigned outright to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons after clearing waivers on March 31.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/may/22/former-st-benedict-and-u-of-m-pitcher-sam-moll-one-step-away-from-the-bigs/
  2. ^ "Rockies take lefty Moll with third-round pick". Colorado Rockies. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Drafted University of Memphis pitchers begin again in pro ranks". Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Colorado Rockies prospect Sam Moll a 'bulldog' on mound for Tri-City Dust Devils – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Colorado Rockies third-round pick Sam Moll pitches five innings in Tri-City Dust Devils' no-hitter – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sam Moll Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rockies promote five young pitchers to 40-man roster – The Denver Post". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (August 16, 2017). "Athletics Acquire Sam Moll". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Slusser, Susan (September 1, 2017). "A's call up Barreto, Moll; Phegley, Smolinski off DL". SFGate.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (November 20, 2017). "Athletics Designate Sam Moll, Jaycob Brugman". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Pirates' Sam Moll: Claimed by Pirates". cbssports.com. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (November 30, 2017). "Mariners Claim Sam Moll". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Espinosa signs Minors deal; Moll claimed". MLB.com. March 17, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Adams, Steve (March 29, 2018). "Blue Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On 60-Day DL, Designate Sam Moll". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Blue Jays PR on Twitter". Twitter. March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

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