Chris Mobley

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Mobley has pitched in AAA from 2007-2009.

Mobley went 7-5 with a 3.95 ERA as a junior at Middle Tennessee State, with 122 strikeouts in 96 innings; he was 12 behind Sun Belt Conference leader Thomas Diamond. The Florida Marlins chose him in the 22nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.

Mobley made his pro debut in 2004 with the Jamestown Jammers, going 1-1 with two saves and a 2.68 ERA in 17 games. Had he qualified, he would have been 9th in the New York-Penn League in ERA. In 2005, Chris was the closer for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, where he was 3-5 with 34 saves and a 2.23 ERA. He fanned 74 in 60 2/3 innings while allowing just 32 hits for a .155 opponent average. Mobley led the South Atlantic League in saves and was one behind Mark Worrell for the lead in the affiliated minors.

That earned Chris a spot on Team USA for the 2005 Baseball World Cup. He tied James Garcia for the club lead with five appearances, going 0-1 with a save and a 2.08 ERA. His ERA was second on the staff behind Jared Wells, well ahead of #3 Jason Jacome. His save was against Australia while his loss was against Japan.

Out of the closer role in 2006 with the Carolina Mudcats, Mobley returned to Earth with a 1-4, 3.99 record and four saves. He split 2007 between Carolina (7-2, 11 Sv, 4.42, .311 opponent average), the Jupiter Hammerheads (2.66 in 15 G) and Albuquerque Dukes (1 R in 3 IP).

In 2008, Mobley was with the Mudcats (5-3, 28 Sv, 2.93, .224 average against, 70 K in 58 1/3 IP) and Albuquerque (16 H, 12 R in 4 IP). He was one shy of leading all Marlins farmhands in saves.


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