2012 Draft Scouting Report: Brett Mooneyham

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 an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college pitcher, Brett Mooneyham.

Name: Brett Mooneyham
Position: Pitcher
School: Stanford
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 215
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League


Physical Description

Mooneyham has an ideal frame for a big league starter. He also has some room to grow, particularly in his upper half. He's also a better than average athlete.

Mechanics

There's been some repeatability issues in the past for Mooneyham, but it seems that he's been able to improve in that department. He works from a three-quarters angle, and uses his height well by taking a long stride toward the hitter. One of his greatest strengths is also his deception.

Fastball

Mooneyham's fastball has bounced back exceptionally well from elbow surgery. He works steadily around 90-91 mph, consistently bumping 92-93. There have even been some 94s this spring. His location needs to improve, but there's some very good life and movement here.

Curveball

There's some variation to the speed of Mooneyham's curveball. He'll mostly work at 75-78 mph, but he'll also throw a harder 11-5 hook at 80-81. He spots this pitch fairly well, and even if he can't consistently start as a professional, this pitch would help him in a setup relief role.

Changeup

Like most lefties, Mooneyham's success as a starter may depend on his changeup. It's shown flashes of being a quality offering, working at 78-81 mph. The consistency will need to improve but the arm speed is there.

Summation

If Mooneyham continues to make adjustments, he has the ceiling of a number three starter in the big leagues. He also has a pretty high floor. Considering his live fastball and sharp breaking ball, he has a future in the bullpen as well.

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