Sam Moll

Position: LHP
Born: 01/03/92
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade from the Rockies on August 16, 2017, for a player to be named later (OAK). Originally drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-2 with a 3.64 ERA in 50 games between Albuquerque (Triple-A) and Nashville (Triple-A), striking out 47 while walking 19 in 54 1/3 innings and allowing 61 hits for a .280 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Nashville on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/01/17

Debut Details
September 1, in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. The last of five pitchers on the night, he tossed one-third of a perfect inning, needing only two pitches (one a ball, one a strike) to get the job done. The third pitcher of the eighth inning for the Athletics, he came on with two outs and a runner on second for right-handed reliever Ryan Dull and got Yonder Alonso to fly out to left to end the inning.

Player Notes
Moll, originally drafted in the third round of 2013 out of the University of Memphis by the Rockies, was dealt to the Athletics on August 16 of this year, five days after having been designated for assignment by Colorado, and that move landed him in the big leagues rather than baseball purgatory. Armed with the combo of an upper-90s fastball and a slider, injuries have derailed what could have been a quicker climb, as he's been beset by such problems as a broken toe, bone chips, and elbow soreness. When healthy, the diminutive southpaw has a lively fastball and is especially effective in his role against fellow lefties. He's posted a more than respectable career 3.35 ERA in 151 games, only six of them starts, fanning 201 while walking 68 in 215 innings. In 2016, mostly at Albuquerque, he posted a 4.74 ERA in 44 games in relief and struck out 44 while walking 19 in 49 1/3 innings (a few games were in rookie-level Grand Junction rehabbing his elbow) after having posted a 2.80 ERA in 38 games at Modesto (High A) in 2015, fanning 74 and walking 16 in 68 1/3 innings.