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Rays Top Ten Best Starters in Franchise History

By Mat Germain
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Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (55) throws a pitch during the first inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

#9 Matt Moore – LHP – 6’3″ 210 lbs

Drafted: in the 8th round of the 2007 draft

Stats

Resume among starters:

  • GS: 73, 13th
  • IP: 410, 18th
  • Wins: 32, T-9th
  • ERA: 3.82, 6th
  • SO: 385, 9th
  • AVG: .241, 5th
  • Whip: 1.36, 11th

A healthy-until-now Matt Moore would be much higher on this list based on his performance when on the mound. His peripherals are all outstanding and among the best. While the whip is a little high for what we’d consider to be an ace, he’s been a solid #2-3 during his tenure in TB when healthy. Let’s hope 2016 will see him make 30+ starts, cementing him as one of the better starters in MLB.

Next: At #8 is the man who threw the first Rays no-hitter in history

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