DUSTIN MOLLEKEN
RP, Altoona Curve
Age: 25
Born: August 21, 1984
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 210
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 15th Round, 435th Overall, 2003
How Acquired: Draft
College: Lethbridge CC
Agent: N/A
ETA: 2012+

SCOUTING REPORT
Molleken looked great in Lynchburg in 2009, with a 9.1 K/9, a 1.7 BB/9, and an 0.4 HR/9 in 41.1 innings, mostly in a relief role.  Those numbers aren’t unusual for Molleken, who has posted high strikeout ratios and low walk ratios in relief roles during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.  Molleken struggled in his jump to AA in 2009, which raises a question as to whether his performance was due to being a little old for high-A.  Molleken did struggle in his first attempt as a reliever in high-A during the 2008 season, so it remains possible that the same initial struggles existed in 2009 at the AA level.  It’s a long shot, but if Molleken can repeat his performance from Lynchburg in 2009 at higher levels, he will have a great shot at making a major league bullpen one day.

STATS

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2003
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
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TRANSACTIONS
June 4, 2003: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round, 435th overall pick.
June 25, 2003: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.