Cubs name Daniel Moskos assistant pitching coach
As the Cubs continue to finalize their major league coaching staff, they’re taking a close look at how respective coach’s not only help the day-to-day aspect of a big-league club, but also how they help in development of players as they reach the majors.
That trend continued Monday morning when the team announced Daniel Moskos as the team’s assistant pitching coach. Moskos served as a minor league pitching coach for the Yankees at Double-A Somerset. He joined the Yankees in 2020. Moksos worked with Driveline Baseball, a data-driven baseball development complex in Seattle, Wash.
Well I guess this makes it official. Excited beyond words to join such an incredible organization and to be a part of an amazing MLB staff. Can’t wait to get to work in the pursuit of another World Series! Let’s Go Cubs! https://t.co/tqpF0eiRPs pic.twitter.com/diUPclJwYS— Daniel Moskos (@DanielMoskos) November 15, 2021
Last week during the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, Calif., Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer mentioned the importance of player development continuing at the big-league level and not stopping the moment a player makes it to the major league club.
“When we think about, ‘what does player development look like in big leagues?’ I think it’s a lot of coaches collaborating to get the most out of a player,” Hoyer said last week.
Moskos worked with a minor league club that saw success, as his Somerset pitching staff pitched to a 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and .212 opponent batting average, all Double-A best numbers.
Hoyer stressed the importance of making sure the message in development for a player is the same throughout the organization, whether that player is a pitcher in the Dominican Summer League or a major leaguer.
“If Justin Steele is throwing his four-seam in a certain way in the minor leagues,” Hoyer said, “that verbiage has to be the same at the big leagues.”