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June 21, 2010

White Sox sign 9th round pick RHP Kevin Moran [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 21, 2010 2:45 am
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Cape Cod Times:

The story keeps getting better for hard-throwing right-hander Kevin Moran, the former Barnstable High and Cape League pitcher.

Moran, a ninth-round selection in the Major League draft 12 days ago, signed with the Chicago White Sox yesterday.

The 278th player selected, Moran will report to Chicago’s rookie team in Bristol, Va., tomorrow. Bristol is a member of the Appalachian League. …

Here are his stats:

Year era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr b/avg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2010 7.92 8-5 27-3 0 0/0 1 50.0 67 47 44 41 29 16 1 4 .335 12 4 3 1 4
2009 2.75 5-2 27-1 0 0/1 0
52.1 51 22 16 26 37 9 0 2 .258 7 5 1 1 8
2008 7.45 2-1 13-6 0 0/0 0 29.0 38 29 24 22 16 6 1 4 .325 5 2 0 2 1

totals:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO
2008 7.45 2-1 13-6 29.0 38 29 24 22 16
2009 2.75 5-2 27-1 52.1 51 22 16 26 37
2010 7.92 8-5 27-3 50.0 67 47 44 41 29
Career 5.76 15-8 67-10 131.1 156 98 84 89 82

UPDATE: More on Moran:

John Sickels:

Kevin Moran, RHP, Boston College: Can hit 93-95 MPH with a good slider, but severe control problems resulted in an ERA higher than 8.00 this year. Very raw, but has potential.

FutureSox:

Kevin Moran’s power fastball/slider combo gives him a chance to become a legit back of the bullpen arm with closer potential, and that’s the role that the White Sox envision Moran filling. Obviously he still has a long way to go with the control in order to realize that potential, but the White Sox have done a decent job turning around these underachieving college arms in the past with the likes of Dan Hudson and Dexter Carter, and Moran’s raw stuff makes him a definite one to watch.

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