On The Recruiting Trail: Xavier Moore, RHP/OF, Lorain (OH), 2017

By JD Heilmann and Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Scouting Director and Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

Xavier MooreName: Xavier Moore
Position: RHP/OF
Class: 2017
High School: Lorain
Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 150-pounds
Ranked: 8th in Ohio's 2017 class

Scouting Report: 6-foot-2, 150-pound athletic, projectable frame. In the outfield, he displays smooth footwork approaching ground balls along with appropriate crow hop mechanics. He throws using a clean arm action from a ¾ slot. He has arm strength to his throws topping at 88 mph from the position. Right-handed hitter with a good load that pulls off and a slightly uphill swing. Registered top exit velocity of 83 mph and ran 7.37-60. Received an invite to the TPG and Future Games after his performance on the mound. Has a quick tempo delivery with a lot of life in his body. From a long, loose, high-¾ slot his fastball sat 84-86 mph with arm-side run and occasional sink. Showed a late breaking curveball at 72-75 mph with 11/5 tilt and threw a solid changeup at 76 mph with some cut and sink to it.

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