23-White Sox-Brett Mooneyham-LHP-Stanford. The White Sox like college pitching and Mooneyham’s upside will be enough to offset his control issues.
Here are Mooneyham’s college stats:
BaseballBeginnings scouting report (with video) dated 7/14/2010 says:
Mooneyham is made for the mound, with tall and very broad shoulders. His fastball in this look was 89-92, averaged 90, and I felt lacked major league average movement and command. The curveball was 72-77, with average command, but lacked the power and bite the pitch should have. He threw a few change-ups at 78, which were average pitches.
Here are several more scouting reports on Mooneyham. And a couple Youtube videos: PNR Scouting (3:14), warmup (1:41).
BTW, is the Brett Mooneyham in this video (2:48) the same guy? Cedro House is one of the houses in Stanford’s Wilbur Hall. Dude gets extra Brownie points for this!
Bob Nightengale @ USAT:
The Brewers are expected to interview White Sox bench coach Joey Cora for their managerial opening while Bob Melvin remains the favorite
Tom Haudricourt says “Cora is one of the hot “new” names on the circuit this winter” and has more on all the candidates for the Brewers’ job.
Mark Gonzales latest mailbag:
Q: How is Jared Mitchell’s rehab going? I haven’t heard much about him.
A: Mitchell is currently in the Instructional League in Arizona, and he’ll play in the Arizona Fall League, which starts Oct. 12. His rehabilitation is going well, from what I was told a week ago. He’s also developed a little more power than your typical leadoff hitter. This amounts to a short season for him, but I think 2011 will be a better measuring stick as to how soon he joins the Sox.