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2011 Nats Draft bio
Sean's one sentence analysis: The lanky lefty has big league strikeout stuff (9.88 K/9 in college) but struggles repeating his delivery and with control at times (5.87 BB/9 in college).
#120 in Baseball America's top 500
#87 in John Sickels' top 100
#43 in Matt Garrioch's pre-season college top 100
#30 in College Baseball Daily's top 100 (December 2011)
Other news and notes:
"It's hard for scouts to get a good read on him because his stuff has been up and down throughout his college career. He has a knack for spinning a breaking ball, switching between a curveball and slider this season, and shows a decent changeup. The biggest concern with Mooneyham is his control." - Baseball America
"A plus athlete with a fastball that touches 97 to go along with a plus curveball and changeup. Mooneyham projects as high as a number three starter. His father, Bill, was a former Major Leaguer." - Nationals scouting director Kris Kline, 6/5/2012.
"Very inconsistent, but overpowering at his best, and paucity of high-ceiling lefties will make him attractive to many teams." - John Sickels, Minor League Ball, 6/1/2012
Matt Garrioch of Minor League Ball rates Mooneyham as 35 present (below average), 60 potential (above average).
"I’m not a huge fan of third-rounder Brett Mooneyham, but he has flashed enough interesting stuff at times that he was hard to pass up in that range of the draft." - Mark Anderson, Baseball Prospect Nation, 6/11/2012
"Primarily a FB-CH guy that needs work with his SL. Potential as number four or five starter with durable body and inning-eating possibilities. Has some breakout potential given raw physical gifts, but he’s a long shot to be better than a back-end guy. Given mediocre breaking ball, limited potential as a reliever." - Mark Anderson, 4/23/2012 (click the link for the full scouting report, it's very in-depth and worth a long look).
Mooneyham signed for the 111th pick's slotted amount of $428,500.