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2011 DRAFT - Profile: LHP Brett Mooneyham

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Brett Mooneyham



1-9-10 from http://www.jjscouting.com/ : - Brett Mooneyham: A lefty from the University of Stanford, the 6'5 235 Mooneyham towers over the opposing batters. He had a nice spring this past year, recording a 6-3 record, second most wins on the team behind Drew Storen, a first round pick by Washington. He appeared in 67 1/3 innings, which were the most on the pitching staff and had 72 strike outs. The only problem was his control, where he walked 54 batters this spring. But with a great pitching frame, being a lefty, throwing mid 90's and having a good breaking ball and an above average change up, Brett Mooneyham will the ace of Stanford this year and will be followed very closely here at JJScouting


2-11 from http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/  - Big-bodied lefty Brett Mooneyham was considered to be one of the top prep lefties available for the 2008 draft, but agent affiliation and a strong academic commitment to Stanford made him nearly unsignable. During his freshman season he continued to show that he had swing-and-miss stuff (72 strikeouts in 67 innings of work), but also showed that he had a long ways to go with his control (54 walks). If he harnesses his power three-pitch arsenal between now and the 2011 draft he may be considered among the top three to five overall selections.


4-7-10 from: http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/articles/DisplayArticle.aspx?article=2253  - Not every college player in the 2011 draft class has performed to expectations this spring. Here are five that may need to pick up their pace to preserve their high standing: - LHP Brett Mooneyham (Stanford): Mooneyham still shows top-level raw stuff and might have been a first-rounder out of high school if it weren’t for his strong commitment to Stanford. His command has not come close to matching his stuff, though, and he has struggled to an unimpressive 0-4, 7.52 record with 32 walks in 26 innings over seven starts this spring.


6-11-10 from: - http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/wait-til-next-year-draft-11-preview-pitchers  - Stanford’s Brett Mooneyham (3.82 FIP) is the left-handed version of Alex Meyer, as he walked 6.4 batters per nine innings this year, but is all of 6-foot-5 with low 90s velocity. Size like that is a big commodity …


6-13 from: - http://perfectgame.atinfopop.com/4/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=114295945&f=6174069131&m=3221081702  - LHP, Brett Mooneyham, Stanford, 6'5 220, competes and enough velocity to be a 3-4 man in ML.


6-18 from: - http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2010/6/17/1523259/summer-league-roundup-week-1  -Just for an update on a couple bigger names on the Cape right now, Stanford's Brett Mooneyham went on Tuesday and threw 5 decent innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. The issue isn't the stuff with Mooneyham, it's the control, so I'd like to see him chip away at the walks as the summer goes along. He has first round stuff, but third round control, so he's in trouble if he doesn't take a few strides forward. He's tuning up for the Team USA trials now.


6-29 from: - Andy Seiler Mock Draft - http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2010/6/28/1541924/andys-first-2011-top-50#storyjump  - 22. Brett Mooneyham, LHP, Stanford


7-1 from: - http://sullydraft.blogspot.com/  – 2011 Mock Draft – 27. Brett Mooneyham- LHP, Stanford


7-3 from: - http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/07/03/early-follow-list-for-2011-mlb-draft  - from Fanhouse.com MLB Draft guru Frankie Piliere - Brett Mooneyham LHP Stanford - Command issues seem to be improving. Sits 90-92 w/ fastball. Lanky, projectable frame and throws a sharp 75-78 mph curveball from a three-quarters arm angle.


7-3 from: - http://milbprospects.blogspot.com/2010/07/early-version-of-top-50-prospects-for.html   - Top 50 - 25 Brett Mooneyham , LHP , Stanford


7-9 from: - http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/07/08/usa-baseball-national-team-trials-game-3-recap  - Blue jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Red squad 6-1 Thursday night in Game 3 of the Collegiate National Team (CNT) Trials at the National Training Complex (NTC). Brett Mooneyham (Stanford) was solid on the bump for the Blue picking up the win after working four scoreless innings where he allowed three hits and struck out two.


7-13 from: - http://perfectgame.atinfopop.com/4/OpenTopic?q=Y&a=tpc&s=114295945&f=6174069131&m=3221081702&p=3  - LHP, Brett Mooneyham, Stanford, Jr to be, 6'4 215, one of my fav HS pitchers two years ago, arm side run and velocity can be plus when he wants, was 87-93, mostly 89-91, fb down with natural run and sink, cb appeared to roll at times, other times nice hard bite, 1/6, he needs to stay in same arm slot for fb & cb, straight change was just ok, command was just ok too, but he's deceptive and throws a heavy ball ala, Andy Pettitte.


7-21 from: - http://web.usabaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100721&content_id=12459656&vkey=recap_usab  - Brett Monneyham (Stanford) scattered three hits over five innings to pace Team USA to an 8-4 win over the Omaha Diamond Spirit of the MINK League Tuesday night at E.A. Fricke Field. Mooneyham (1-0), who allowed a run on two hits in the first inning, struck out four with no walks and allowed just one more base hit over the next four frames.


7-23-10 from: - http://pnrscouting.com/articles_teamusacollegiate_finalroster_07212010.html  - USA CNT Roster Breakdown, Spring Stat Links and Trials Notes: - Brett Mooneyham LHSP So. Stanford Univ. - Trials Notes: Mooneyham was a little shy of his typical velocity, but was otherwise very much the Mooneyham we saw this Spring. The Stanford lefty can struggle to repeat his mechanics, leading to bouts of wildness and some inconsistencies in his secondaries. In action at the Trials, Mooneyham was generally 88-91 mph with his fastball (a few ticks under where he normally sits). His release and slot lacked uniformity early on, though he showed improved actions as his start stretched on. At its best, Mooneyham's slider is an above-average pitch that can be plus or better once he learns to throw the offering with more precision. When properly snapped-off, he gets hard late bite with good depth, and he showcased two that were close to this quality. He also fooled around with a rudimentary change-up that shows promising tumble. Mooneyham will be an interesting arm to monitor this Summer -- with a strong showing he could garner first round attention leading into the Spring, with his durable frame and two potential plus pitches.


7-25: - http://www.fanhouse.com/ : - Fanhouse Top 70 Prospects - 19. Brett Mooneyham, LHP, Stanford

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