Matt Moore
Matt Moore

Matt Moore (SP)

San Francisco Giants

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Moore has provided a boost to the rotation since joining the Giants and struck out eleven batters Sunday leading to a win and sweep of the series against the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants are seemingly breaking out of their mega slump and the extra run support bodes well for Moore down the stretch. Since joining the Giants, he's 4-4 with a near no-hitter and now an impressive outing in hitter-friendly Chase Field.

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Matt Moore took a no-hitter all the way to two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, striking out seven batters and walking three, before Corey Seager singled to end the bid for history. Moore is 1-3 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings this month. He is 8-10 with a 3.95 ERA this season and will face the Diamondbacks in San Francisco on August 31.

Fantasy Impact: Moore had not won since being traded from the Rays, but had allowed three runs or less in three of four games coming into Thursday. He has only pitched one career complete game, and he pitched 8 2/3 innings last night, but has walked at least three batters in each of his five starts with San Francisco. Current Diamondbacks' hitters have a .988 OPS in 28 career at-bats against Moore and he is 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA at AT&T Park this season.

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Matt Moore allowed three runs over five innings against the Mets on Saturday. Moore gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out three. It was Moore's third straight loss as a member of the Giants, and it dropped his season record to 7-10.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing run for Moore on the Giants, as he now has a 4.70 ERA and no wins through his first four turns. His next start should come against the Braves next weekend.

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Matt Moore allowed two runs over six innings on Thursday against the Phillies. Moore gave up just three hits, but walked six, while striking out seven. He received a no-decision in his first start as a member of the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Sort of a mixed result for Moore, who struggled with his command all day but never quite gave in. He should do well pitching in the NL in a pitchers' park, but will need to limit the walks to avoid major damage. His next start will be in Miami against the Marlins.

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Matt Moore traded to the Giants

Mon, Aug 1st 4:14pm EDT
By Israel Katz

The San Fransico Giants have traded for LHP Matt Moore to team up with Madison Bumgarner. Matt Duffy, Lucius Fox, and Michael Santos will be headed to Tampa Bay. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matt Moore has been one of the prized young pitchers in Tampa for a long time. Moving to San Fransico should only help his fantasy numbers. Currently, Moore has a 4.08 ERA with seven wins and seven losses. Expect the wins to go up and the ERA to go down. Moore could be that one pitcher that wins you the fantasy championship just by the luck of the draw.

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The Giants according to Joel Sherman have acquired lefty Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays. Details are not final, but 1B prospect Chris Shaw and financial considerations are part of the deal that the Giants are offering. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore has been pitching better as of late after a rough June. He'll pitch behind a much higher powered offense if the deal goes through giving him better chances at earning wins for the remainder of 2016.

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Matt Moore even his record with a win on Wednesday against the Dodgers. He did not allow an earned run in six plus innings, allow he did walk four batters. He has now improved his ERA to 4.08 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Moore has been the Rays best starter this season and is being heavily scouted by several teams. A deal to a contender would increase his fantasy value.

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Matt Moore continues to pitch well, despite picking up his 7th loss on Saturday night to the Orioles. Moore pitched into the eight inning, only allowing two runs on five hits. He has thrown quality starts in seven of his last eight appearances.

Fantasy Impact: Moore is being heavily scouted by contending teams and has been the Rays more consistent starter this season. A trade to a contender would be a positive for fantasy owners given the Rays struggles.

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Matt Moore picked up his fifth loss on Saturday to the Red Sox, despite only allowing two runs in six innings. Moore has now gone seven consecutive starts where he has pitched at least six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Moore has been the Rays most consistent starter over the last month. His name has surfaced in recent trade rumors and could be a very attractive pickup for a contending team. Should that happen, his fantasy value would rise significantly.

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As the Rays spiral down in the AL playoff picture, players like Matt Moore have become very interesting for contending teams. The Red Sox and Royals have inquired on the price of the 27-year-old left-hander and recent reports have linked him with the Yankees. He has a 5-5 record and 4.54 ERA this season, allowing two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Angels yesterday. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: While fantasy owners may not be interested in the full body of work from Moore, he does have quality starts in four of his last five starts and him moving to a competitive team adds win potential. Moore has seen his ERA drop from 5.56 to 4.54 over his last five starts and is a solid spot start. If he can continue his strong run and enhance his win potential on a team gearing up for a playoff run, he may be a decent SP4.

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Matt Moore blanks Red Sox

Wed, Jun 29th 8:56pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Matt Moore allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six batters over seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox on Wednesday. He has a 3.72 ERA this month and has quality starts in four of his last five starts. Moore is now 4-5 and has a 4.67 ERA this season leading into his start against the Angels on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Moore's scoreless outing was his second in four starts and he has pitched into the seventh inning in four of his last five starts. He has still allowed more than a hit per inning (99 in 96 1/3 innings), but his 1.09 WHIP in June could show that better days are on the horizon for the 27-year-old. Current Angels' batters have a .704 OPS in 38 at-bats against Moore, but Albert Pujols and Mike Trout have each hit home runs off of the left-hander.

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Matt Moore pitched his second consecutive solid start, giving up two runs in six innings against the Giants on Saturday. He left the game with the lead, but the Rays bullpen faltered in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Moore has allowed two runs over his last thirteen innings, while striking out fifteen. This is a positive sign that he may be turning the corner on the season and could be worth a waiver pickup at this point if he is available in your league.

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Rays SP Matt Moore pitched his best outing of the year on Sunday against the Astros, going seven scoreless for his third win. Moore only allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out ten.

Fantasy Impact: Moore's ERA is still over 5.00 on the season and may be available in many leagues after a 7.36 ERA in May. He may be worth a flyer in the hopes he can build momentum from this start.

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Matt Moore picks up second win

Sun, May 29th 10:01am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Struggling Rays SP, Matt Moore, pitched better on Saturday night in picking up the win against the Yankees. He pitched into the seventh, allowing three runs on seven hits.

Fantasy Impact: It is a good sign for Moore owners, as he has not pitched well since his first three starts on the season. His ERA is at 5.31 and he has a 1.47 WHIP. Other then strikeouts, he does not bring enough value right now to start in fantasy, but worth holding onto in the hope he regains his prior form.

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Matt Moore's start pushed back

Wed, May 18th 6:14am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Rays struggling LHP Matt Moore has had his scheduled start on Saturday pushed back to Monday in Miami. After a promising start to the season, he has struggled in May. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Moore has failed to pitch past five innings in each of his last three starts, so the Rays are hoping the extra rest can help get him back on track. Keep him on your bench until he starts to show improvement,

Matt Moore allowed four runs in five innings against the A's on Sunday. He struck out three and allowed seven hits. He has now failed to get past the fifth inning in his last three starts.

Fantasy Impact: Moore had a decent April with a 3.66 ERA, but has pitched to a 8.36 ERA in May. He has also struggled with control, walking eight in fourteen innings. He should be benched for now until improvement is seen.

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Matt Moore pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and five strikeouts against the Indians Tuesday night. He exited after the Rays tied the game 1-1, so he did not figure in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Moore lowered his ERA to 3.00 after two starts. He is a solid starter in most leagues and looks to build off his strong finish last season.

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Matt Moore pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday. He retired the final nine batters he faced and struck out three batters, walking none.

Fantasy Impact: Moore has looked sharped this spring so far. He also finished last season going 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA in September, so there are encouraging signs that his earlier struggles from his Tommy John surgery return may be behind him. He is a nice sleeper pick in mixed fantasy leagues.

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Matt Moore solid again in win

Tue, Sep 22nd 10:49pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Matt Moore pitched his second consecutive quality start in the win against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out seven in picking up his second win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He may have turned the corner on his return from Tommy John surgery and is a good pickup to stash for next year in dynasty leagues.

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Matt Moore finally pitched a quality start which was his best game since returning from Tommy John surgery. He threw seven scoreless innings, only allowing two hits and striking out nine. He departed with the lead, but the Rays bullpen gave up four runs in the 8th in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: For those in dynasty leagues that may be holding onto him, this was an encouraging sign. He will maintain his rotation spot for now as the Rays use the last few weeks of the season to help determine next years rotation hopefuls.

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Matt Moore continues to struggle in his return from Tommy John surgery. He allowed eight runs in five innings against the Red Sox on Saturday night, raising his ERA to 8.42 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Moore provides no fantasy value this season. In deep dynasty leagues he is worth stashing for next season in the hopes the former All-Star can return to form after a longer recovery.

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Matt Moore didn't last long enough for the win, but he was sharper against the Yankees on Saturday. He allowed two runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: It could be next season before he starts to pitch deeper into games, having only thrown 79 pitches on Saturday. He fantasy value for the rest of this season remains limited.

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Matt Moore will be recalled on September 1st and will rejoin the Rays in Baltimore. Moore is 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA since he was optioned to Triple-A Durham on August 3rd. (Source: Roger Mooney, Tampa Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: It is not clear yet if he will be placed right back in the Rays rotation. He may be worth a pickup in deep keeper leagues for next year.

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Matt Moore continues to makes strides since his demotion to Triple-A. In his four starts, he has pitched to a 3.52 ERA in 23 innings. His last start on August 22 set a Durham Bulls record with 16 strikeouts in six innings.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays are expected to promote Moore when rosters expand in September. He is worth holding onto in deep keeper leagues as he should have a spot in the Rays rotation in 2016.

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After another rough outing, Matt Moore has been optioned to Triple-A Durham after his loss to the Red Sox on Saturday. He is 1-3 with a 8.78 ERA on the season. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: It is likely that Moore will pitch in Durham until rosters expand on September 1st. A rotation spot will be determined if he can improve his location and control during his time in Triple-A.

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Matt Moore only lasted three innings, allowing six runs on nine hits against the Red Sox. His ERA has now risen to to 8.78 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is obvious that Moore is not recovered enough from Tommy John surgery to pitch at the major league level right now. Unless you are in a dynasty league, there is not enough value for this season to warrant a roster spot.

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Matt Moore struggled again in his fifth start since his return from Tommy John surgery. He gave up five runs in five innings against the Orioles on Sunday. His ERA is now at 7.61 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Given that most pitchers may take 18 months to recover from Tommy John, it shouldn't be a suprise that Moore has struggled. His velocity has averaged about 2 mph less then before the surgery. If you are in a keeper league he is worth stashing on the bench, but may not be worth waiting for in a re-draft league. There is also the possibility the Rays drop him from the rotation and send him back to Triple-A if his struggles continue.

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Matt Moore pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits in his win against the Astros. This was his first win since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Impact: While his command wasn't the best by walking three in the five innings he pitched, this was a good step in his return.

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Matt Moore shaky in return

Fri, Jul 3rd 12:37am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Matt Moore made his year long return from Tommy John surgery, going four plus innings and allowing four runs on six hits.

Fantasy Impact: The fact he is back in the majors is good news for fantasy owners, despite his rough start. It may be a few starts before he starts to show improvement, especially on his fastball.

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Matt Moore to start on Thursday

Mon, Jun 29th 10:58pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Matt Moore's comeback from Tommy John surgery is almost complete as he has been named the starter for Thursday's game against the Indians. (Source: Roger Mooney via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While it may be a few games before he works deep into the late innings, he should be picked up off waivers if he is available now. Given how well all the Rays starters have pitched this year, Moore should be a solid starter again soon.

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Matt Moore will make his final scheduled rehab start Friday at Columbus. (Source: Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: The Rays will go slowly with Moore, so he may only pitch five or six innings at best for a while. It would be a good time to pick him up now.

Kevin Cash said LHP Matt Moore came through his Tuesday rehab start well and the Rays will decide shortly where he pitches next. Triple-A Durham is the likely next stop. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Moore should make three starts or so and could be back right before the all-star break. It may be a good time to pick him up and stash him for a few weeks.

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LHP Matt Moore said he felt good throwing in his rehab game on Tuesday. He is scheduled for at least two more starts on Monday for the Stone Crabs and next Saturday for Triple-A Durham. He could potentially rejoin the Rays after those starts. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: It would be a good time to pick up Moore if he is still available on waivers if you can afford to wait a bit once he returns and builds up his strength

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Moore threw all of his pitches in the session and said he was "pleased". This was Moore's second session and he's scheduled to throw another one on Wednesday, after which President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman will decide whether Moore will pitch another session, or embark on a rehab assignment. (Source: Tampa Bay Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore is expected to be back sometime in June in his recovery from Tommy John Surgery. This is still a young pitcher with electric stuff so if you have an open DL spot in your mixed league, you might want to take a look.

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Matt Moore will face live hitters on Sunday for the first time since getting Tommy John surgery. Barring any setbacks, Moore is hoping to rejoin the Rays starting rotation around mid-June. "It definitely feels more real now," Moore said. "In spring training it was one feeling, now it's more of a right-around-the-corner type feeling." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for the Rays that Moore is getting closer to making his debut. When healthy Moore has the potential to be a top of the rotation pitcher. In 2013 he went 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA and was forced out with injury after two starts in 2014.

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Marc Topkin reports that Matt Moore's recovery from Tommy John surgery has been going well and still on pace for June return. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: The Rays are historically very cautious with their pitchers, so look for Moore to be brought along slowly and likely more toward the end of the month.