Sam Moll Taken by Colorado Rockies in 2013 MLB Draft
June 7, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Junior southpaw Sam Moll was selected by the Colorado Rockies as the 77th overall pick in the third round of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Moll finished his Memphis career inside the top-10 in career and single-season strikeouts. The Lakeland, Tenn., native was 9-3 with a 2.30 ERA in 2013 and he struck out 106 batters to rank sixth in program history for single-season strikeouts. A Friday night starter much of the season, Moll was a First Team All-Conference USA selection and he held opponents to a .196 average against while walking only 32 batters in 94 innings pitched.
For his career, Moll had a 17-9 record with a 2.86 ERA in 230 innings pitched. With 106 strikeouts this season, Moll improved from a total of 59 in 2012 in his 14 starts and 95.2 innings pitched. In 2012, Moll posted a 5-5 record with a 3.48 ERA. With 213 career strikeouts, Moll is one of eight pitchers in program history to post 200 or more strikeouts and his total ranks seventh all-time.
Drafted 77th overall, Moll ranks as the third-highest draft pick in program history. He joins Chad Harville (2nd round, pick 63, Oakland Athletics, 1997), Dan Langfield (3rd round, pick 109, Cincinatti Reds, 2012), Tim Corder (5th round, pick 125, Boston Red Sox, 1983) and Josh Stewart (5th round, pick 159, Chicago White Sox, 1999) as Tiger pitchers taken in the first five rounds.
Moll is the third player in program history drafted by the Colorado Rockies. He joins Jarrett Grube (2004), a 23rd round choice, and Craig House (1999), a 12th round choice. Moll is the fourth player under head coach Daron Schoenrock taken in the top-10 rounds, all four having come in the last three seasons.