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Matt Moore
Birthdate: 6/18/1989 (27 y, 9 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 8, Pick: 1, Overall: 245, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $14M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 3 Option Years
RotoWire News: Moore tossed three shutout innings Tuesday, walking two and striking out five in a win over the Dodgers. (3/8/2017)
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Profile: At 27, and with fewer than 600 innings under his belt, Moore is at that interesting crossroads where some have decided he is exactly what he is while others still see promise left, and neither is completely wrong (or right). In his best games, the lefty shows command, a fastball that is big for a southpaw, a wicked curve, a straight change that's good enough, and double-digit strikeouts in a near no-hitter. At his worst, he's out of the game early because he's issued a ton of walks, and you wonder if he'll ever find the zone again. It's tempting to grab on to his increased use of the cutter late last year, but he's done that before! Still, he can command the cutter better than his other secondaries, and another hard pitch could really pull the arsenal together. No matter what, Moore should be a league-average fantasy guy in the National League, with the strikeout (and home park) upside to be much better than that. Don't bet too hard on a guy with well-established warts, but if you want to buy a three or four that might be a two for you, maybe less is Moore for your fantasy team. Sorry. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: Neither young and exciting or old and established, Matt Moore straddles the line between upside play and downside risk. If you pay as if he's a third starter or worse, though, you'll leave some of that upside in the tank -- upside based on his new easier league, pitcher-friendly home park, and command-friendly arsenal changes.

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