Imposing Starter Carries Experience to Wild Things

WASHINGTON, Pa. (Apr. 16)-The Wild Things announced today the signing of RHP Spencer Moran for the 2019 season.

The 6’6 right handed pitcher was selected in the 11th round out of Mountain View High School in 2012 by the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming out of high school Moran was rated the fourth best player in the state of Arizona and committed to play collegiately at the University of Utah. After 4 seasons with the Rays’ affiliates, Moran transitioned to the Chicago White Sox where he made starts at both Great Falls and Kannapolis.

Professionally Moran has made 39 career starts and holds a 15-9 record. In his 254.2 innings thrown he has struck out 194 batters and sports an impressive 3.57 ERA. Last season with the White Sox Spencer set career highs at the age of 22 in a multitude of categories including starts (13), innings pitched (66) and strikeouts (56).

“We were in an interesting spot this year losing some of the top arms in our rotation. Spencer was recommended our way and we are happy he chose Washington over others,” said General Manager Tony Buccilli. “I was really impressed by the self awareness Spencer carries about his pitching and mentality on the mound. He clearly has the tools, makeup and size that affiliated clubs covet in starters. We believe there’s still a lot of upside to Spencer’s development by lengthening his outings and putting more responsibility on his plate,” Buccilli stated.

The East Division Champions return to the field as they open the season Thursday, May 9 at River City, with the home opener slated for Friday, May 17 at Wild Things Park.


The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League that plays in Washington, PA. In 2018, the team won its first East Division Championship since 2007 and came within two runs of winning the first Frontier League title in franchise history. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings in the Wild Things’ organization by following the team’s social media and website, Season ticket packages, with new-and-improved benefits are now available by calling the box office at 724-250-9555.