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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.7 4.59 1.36 28 2 1 2 -0.1
Birth Date4-28-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2013
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 PIT MLB 31 0 24.3 1 1 0 29 9 11 0 .260 97 10.7 3.3 0.0 4.1 52% .322 .274 1.56 3.20 2.96 110 5.15 117.0 -0.1
CareerMLB31024.3110299110.2609710.73.30.04.152%.322.2741.563.202.961105.15117.0-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 SCO A- 11 0 12.7 0 0 1 19 6 13 1 .259 100 13.5 4.3 0.7 9.2 44% .400 .308 1.97 4.31 4.25 99 4.33 99.8
2007 PIR Rk 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 .268 94 12.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .444 .214 1.33 1.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 LYN A+ 29 20 110.3 7 7 0 124 43 78 8 .264 105 10.1 3.5 0.7 6.4 56% .325 .273 1.51 4.31 5.96 107 5.76 108.6
2009 ALT AA 27 25 149.0 11 10 0 159 58 77 11 .260 97 9.6 3.5 0.7 4.7 58% .301 .272 1.46 4.35 3.74 110 5.62 108.9
2009 SUR Wnt 11 0 15.3 1 1 0 22 8 13 1 .000 12.9 4.7 0.6 7.6 0% .429 .000 1.96 5.15 5.29 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ALT AA 37 0 41.3 3 1 21 26 16 43 0 .255 94 5.7 3.5 0.0 9.4 61% .232 .188 1.02 2.66 1.53 72 1.77 80.2
2010 IND AAA 19 0 17.3 0 5 1 26 20 18 3 .257 106 13.5 10.4 1.6 9.4 44% .411 .334 2.66 7.11 10.40 114 9.28 131.7
2011 PIT MLB 31 0 24.3 1 1 0 29 9 11 0 .260 97 10.7 3.3 0.0 4.1 52% .322 .274 1.56 3.20 2.96 110 5.15 117.0
2011 IND AAA 30 0 42.0 1 1 3 40 11 29 2 .251 98 8.6 2.4 0.4 6.2 56% .284 .243 1.21 3.33 3.43 90 4.51 103.2
2012 CHR AAA 16 0 20.3 1 1 2 26 14 21 2 .255 99 11.5 6.2 0.9 9.3 43% .393 .285 1.97 4.44 4.43 119 10.76 140.8
2012 IND AAA 14 0 14.0 1 2 0 13 8 11 0 .255 99 8.4 5.1 0.0 7.1 23% .302 .247 1.50 3.51 3.86 119 7.42 123.4
2013 CHR AAA 22 0 29.0 2 1 1 30 15 28 6 .262 100 9.3 4.7 1.9 8.7 43% .312 .277 1.55 5.62 4.97 104 5.00 109.8
2014 ABQ AAA 9 0 9.7 1 0 0 10 5 8 0 .269 105 9.3 4.7 0.0 7.4 62% .345 .249 1.55 4.53 6.52 111 6.67 113.5
2016 ELP AAA 53 0 61.0 5 2 0 71 22 47 2 .268 10.5 3.2 0.3 6.9 61% .352 .259 1.52 3.79 3.39 102 5.67 112.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 373 0.4853 0.4879 0.7802 0.7127 0.2760 0.8837 0.5283 0.2198
Career3730.48530.48790.78020.71270.2760.88370.52830.2198

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-05 2014-06-05 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2014-04-15 2014-04-22 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-08-01 2009-08-08 Minors 7 0 Left Fingers Blister Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 94 dMark Pieper1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/19/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 2015. Lancaster of independent Atlantic League.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/13 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 5/7/14.
  • 2013. Signed by EDA Rhinos of Taiwan.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12. Claimed off waivers by Chicago White Sox 7/6/12 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 6/26/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 8/31/12.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2007 (1-4) (Clemson). Signed 7/17/07, $2.475M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.8 1.1 2.3 52 0 61.6 52 20 35 6 .241 1.16 3.73 4.05 4.7 0.5
80o 2.5 0.9 2 46 0 54.8 50 19 31 6 .257 1.26 4.11 4.47 1.8 0.2
70o 2.2 0.8 1.8 42 0 50.0 48 18 29 5 .268 1.33 4.39 4.78 0.1 0.0
60o 2 0.7 1.6 39 0 46.1 47 18 26 5 .278 1.40 4.63 5.05 -1.2 -0.1
50o 1.8 0.6 1.4 36 0 42.5 45 17 24 5 .287 1.46 4.86 5.31 -2.3 -0.2
40o 1.7 0.5 1.3 33 0 39.0 43 16 22 5 .296 1.53 5.10 5.58 -3.1 -0.3
30o 1.5 0.4 1.1 30 0 35.3 41 16 20 5 .305 1.60 5.36 5.86 -3.9 -0.4
20o 1.3 0.3 0.9 26 0 31.2 38 15 18 4 .317 1.69 5.66 6.21 -4.5 -0.5
10o 1 0.3 0.7 22 0 25.6 34 13 15 4 .333 1.82 6.10 6.7 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.80.61.435041.74417245.2841.454.835.27-2.0-0.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183211127032261531357.2881.274.064.707.24.28.60.80.2
20193321241048442244657.3041.384.445.148.24.18.21.1-0.0
20203421134041411934557.3241.484.775.529.14.27.51.1-0.2
20213511130035321529357.2971.334.104.748.23.87.40.80.2

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52 76 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
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55 75 Jumbo Diaz 2015 4.33
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57 75 Steve Andrade 2009 0.00 DNP
58 75 Joe Bateman 2011 0.00 DNP
59 75 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
60 75 Joe Bisenius 2014 0.00 DNP
61 75 Marcus Gwyn 2009 0.00 DNP
62 75 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
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81 72 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
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88 72 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
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95 71 Andy Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
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100 71 Joe Martinez 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Former fourth pick Daniel Moskos was designated for assignment by the Pirates and outrighted to Triple-A by the White Sox. Even the good side of his reverse platoon split, right-handed batters, only makes him good enough to be a “fourth lefty,” a role that doesn't exist.
2012 Known in Pittsburgh as “Not Matt Wieters,” who was taken with the next pick in the 2007 draft, Moskos is not going to fulfill the old regime’s hope that he would become a fierce end-game reliever. With a low-to-mid-90s fastball and wipeout slider, Moskos is more likely to develop into a lefty specialist, despite reverse splits during his time in the majors last season. Should Moskos become a useful reliever, Pirates fans will have to curb their truculence by gracing him with a different nickname. Perhaps, Daily ‘Kos?
2011 The most controversial move former Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield made during his ill-starred six years on the job from 2001-07 was select Moskos over Matt Wieters with the fourth overall pick in the '07 draft. Littlefield insisted that his scouts believed Moskos that could become a shut-down late-game reliever. Moskos entered the year with a shiny new "bust" tag all but within reach, but he saved his prospect status and maybe his career by moving back to the bullpen. He dominated Double-A with a 95-mph fastball and a wipeout slider, but had trouble throwing strikes when promoted to Triple-A, admitting that he had put too much pressure on himself. Despite this, he and could find his way to the majors this year, and while he's not an impact arm, nobody is throwing the word bust around anymore either.
2010 Moskos will forever be known in Pittsburgh as the man who was selected one pick ahead of Matt Wieters in the 2007 draft. The selection created such a fan backlash that many observers believe that it was this that pushed ownership to finally fire general manager Dave Littlefield. It's small consolation that Moskos finally had a decent year at Altoona last season, but his strikeout rate, despite second-hand improvement, was alarmingly low for a purported power pitcher; the Pirates openly admit that his fastball and slider are nowhere near as good as when he was a college standout at Clemson. Moskos's best bet to pitch in the major leagues may be as a situational lefty.
2009 Daniel Moskos will be infamous in the organization for being picked directly ahead of Matt Wieters in 2007, but that might be better than being remembered for how he's pitched since.
2008 Never has a first-round draft pick caused Pirates fans more consternation than the selection of Moskos out of Clemson with the fourth overall pick last year. Most fans wanted the Pirates to choose highly-touted Georgia Tech catcher Josh Wieters, whom the Orioles took with the next pick, instead of Moskos. Moskos's excellent slider makes him a candidate to be a fine set-up man, but his willingness to accept slot money seemed to be what made him most attractive to the Pirates.

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  Title Author Date
2016 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-17
2016 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-25
The BP Wayback Machine: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wages of EdwinR.J. Anderson2012-07-13
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/22John Perrotto2011-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Beasts of the EastTommy Bennett2011-05-10
Transaction Analysis: Opportunity KnocksBen Lindbergh2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Making the Most of MoskosR.J. Anderson2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Unfinished Business in San DiegoJohn Perrotto2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and DregsChristina Kahrl2011-03-03
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Daniel MoskosDavid Laurila2010-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20Kevin Goldstein2010-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 15Kevin Goldstein2010-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSquawking Baseball: The Age of the Payroll FloorShawn Hoffman2010-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Melting Down the Gold GlovesJoe Sheehan2009-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part ThreeKevin Goldstein2009-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Kevin Goldstein2009-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessBargains and Boondoggles: Value DissonanceChristina Kahrl2009-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Building the Better BallclubKevin Goldstein2008-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Two Steps BackKevin Goldstein2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Scouting Notebook, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2008-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Kevin... what's going on with Ross Detwiler?
(lpiklor from Chicago)
Nothing good. Scouts say he's pretty much nothing like the pitcher he was at college. It's a bit of a mystery but he's been awful. Speaking of awful 2007 first-round pitchers -- reviews of Pittsburgh's Daniel Moskos have been downright embarassing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Daniel Moskos threw 513 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Slider (81mph) and Change (85mph).