Matt Moore, Starting Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
Date of Birth: 6/18/1989
Birthplace: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Current Salary: $7,000,000
Matt Moore, starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007. He played in the Rays' minor league system from 2007 through 2011, joining the Rays for three games in 2011.
In December, 2011, Moore signed a five-year, $14 million contract with the Rays. He had his first full season in the major leagues in 2012, pitching 177.1 innings in 31 games. He finished the season with an 11-11 record and a 3.81 ERA. The following season was a much better one. In 2013, he had a 17-4 record and a 3.29 ERA in 150.1 innings in 27 games.
Moore missed most of the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery. He pitched in just two games before the season ended for him. He started the 2015 season on the DL before pitching in 12 games with the Rays. He finished the season with a 3-4 record, 46 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a 5.43 ERA in 63.0 innings.
Moore was traded to the Giants on August 1, 2016. Moore finished the 2016 season with 13 wins to 12 losses, 178 strikeouts to 72 walks, and a 4.08 ERA in 21 games with the Rays and 12 games with the Giants.
The Giants exercised their club option for Moore for 2017 on November 3, 2016.
Career pitching statistics for Moore through 2016 include:
- 108 games played
- 608.1 innings pitched
- 45-33 win-loss record
- 563 strikeouts to 260 walks
- 3.91 ERA