The third sign-ability case in a row. The 18-year-old Moore is all about hitting. His swing sounds a bit long with too much movement in his stance, but that’s typical among most high school students and would likely be fixed quickly at the professional level.
His other tools leave somethig to be desired. BA graded his speed at 20 on a 20-80 scale , although he was 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts his senior year. As a pitcher he was able to hit 88 mph so he’s got a decent arm, but scouts wonder if he can stick in the outfield. If he hit’s though, they’ll stick him in one of the corner spots. Scouts rave about his makeup.
Moore, who was ranked at No. 246 overall in the country by Baseball America among amateurs and No. 126 among high school students. He came in at No. 81 on the ESPNHS 100.
He’s currently committed to UCLA and from what it sounds like that commitment is firm. If the Yankees can talk him out of that though, they would have a very solid bat in Moore.