Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 26-30

Scott Moss #74 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
Scott Moss #74 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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Scott Moss #74 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

No. 28: Scott Moss

At 26-years old, Scott Moss is the oldest player on the Top 30 list currently, making him one player to watch closely this season. A 6-foot-6 left-handed pitcher, Moss came to Cleveland as part of the Trevor Bauer trade, coming with Franmil Reyes, Yasiel Puig, Logan Allen and Victor Nova. Since then, he’s mainly been in Triple-A Columbus after a very brief stint with Double-A Akron.

With the trade happening in the later half of the 2019 season then there being no minor leagues in 2020, Moss has only played six games in the Indians’ organization. In two starts with Double-A he went 2-0 with 10 innings pitched giving up just three hits and walking five while striking out 13. As for his time in Columbus, he made four appearances with a 2-1 record. In total he gave up four runs on 12 hits with eight walks and 23 strikeouts.

Moss is also one of the players on this list that is at Spring Training this year, having pitched in two games thus far, getting the start in one, according to baseball-reference.com. Over a total of four innings, Moss has given up five runs on seven hits with just two strikeouts. He’ll need to impress the rest of Spring Training to have a shot at the Opening Day roster.

The concern for Moss seems to be his control, walking nearly as many batters as you give up hits can be good if the number is low, but that’s not exactly the case here. Being the oldest player on this list, he’ll need to figure that out soon if he wants to make his major league debut this season.