MLB Draft Scouting Report: Benton Moss

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our draft coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep righty, Benton Moss.

Name: Benton Moss
Position: Pitcher
School: Rocky Mount H.S. (N.C.)
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 177
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase, Under Armour All-American

Physical Description

Moss is a plus athlete with a lot of room to fill out. He's a wiry athlete right now with an average size frame for a right-handed pitcher.


Moss holds his hands high and has extra high leg kick. He repeats his delivery well and is consistent enough to already be an experienced college arm. He comes straight over the top and finishes his pitches well.


The North Carolina prep standout has a quick arm and his arm works very easily. The fastball comes out nicely at 90-92 mph with good life through the zone. He produces the velocity easily and he's able to spot easily on both sides of the plate. Moss knows how well he can spot his fastball and tends to be very aggressive with it early in counts.


The curveball is another solid offering for Moss. He commands it well and works at 71-74 mph with average command. It's a slower 12-6 hook and more of a change in speeds than a dominant swing and miss offering. As a change of speed it does the trick nicely.


Moss is a complete three pitch hurler and the changeup is a big part of his mix. He throws it at 78-80 mph with good dead fish fade going down and away from lefty hitters. The location is there consistently and he's even shown a willingness to throw it behind in the count.


Benton Moss has the potential for three average offerings. None of these pitches is likely to be a dominant one. But, he's polished for a high school arm and has things together mechanically. Given his command he should be a good third or fourth starter in a big league rotation.

Draft Projection: 2nd-4th round

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