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July 2, 2010

Draft pick stats: OF Michael Earley (29th round), LHP Robert Young (31st round)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 2, 2010 12:58 pm
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Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
878 29 Earley, Michael Indiana U OF R/R 6’00″ 192 1988-03-15 JR
938 31 Young, Robert Dartmouth Col LHP L/L 6’03″ 230 1988-06-20 SR

Stats:

OF Michael Earley (29th round):

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010
.352 51-49 193 50 68 8 2 13 40 119 .617 20 11 22 1 .442 0 1 15-19 74 3 2 .975
2009
.276 30-10 58 12 16 2 1 1 11 23 .397 2 4 7 4 .344 0 2 4-4 25 3 1 .966
2008
.318 49-34 129 26 41 7 1 4 21 62 .481 12 15 26 2 .436 0 4 4-6 2 0 0 1.000
2007
.320 33-30 97 21 31 6 0 5 15 52 .536 19 3 20 0 .434 3 1 0-3 8 16 4 .857

LHP Robert Young (31st round):

Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2007 6.06 1-7 10 7 2 0/0 0 49.0 69 40 33 10 25 20 1 4 227 .333 2 2 0 4 4
2008 5.27 4-2 10 9 2 0/0 0 56.1 83 40 33 8 38 13 2 9 258 .346 1 5 0 0 5
2009 4.63 5-4 12 11 3 0/0 0 68.0 81 39 35 22 42 23 3 3 297 .318 3 11 0 3 6
2010 7.46 3-5 13 11 3 1/0 1 60.1 100 54 50 11 41 22 2 9 289 .376 0 5 0 3 4
TOTAL 5.82 13-18 45 38 10 1/0 1 233.2 333 173 151 51 146 78 8 25 1071 .344 6 23 0 10 19

July 1, 2010

Draft pick stats: SS Ethan Wilson (25th round), LHP Pete Gehle (27th round)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 1, 2010 3:42 pm
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Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
758 25 Wilson, Ethan Indiana U SS R/R 6’00″ 190 1989-03-09 SO
818 27 Gehle, Pete Azusa Pacific U LHP L/L 6’06″ 240 1988-01-15 SR

Stats:

SS Ethan Wilson (25th round):

Year
avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010
.298 36-25 94 21 28 9 0 7 24 58 .617 8 3 19 2 .371 0 1 1-2 40 94 5 .964
2009
.400 5-4 10 2 4 1 0 0 4 5 .500 1 0 2 0 .417 1 2 0-0 4 6 1 .909
2008
.292 41-29 106 13 31 6 0 2 23 43 .406 8 3 20 5 .350 3 0 0-0 19 46 10 .867

LHP Pete Gehle (27th round):

Year G GS CG SHO W L IP R ER SV ERA AB H 2B 3B HR HBP WP BB SO
2009 18 16 2 0 6 4 96.2 45 38 0 3.54 376 108 19 1 6 5 10 21 70
2010 14 13 1 0 7 4 82.0 63 51 0 5.60 328 90 17 1 11 3 5 23 86
Total 32 29 3 0 13 8 178.2 108 89 0 4.48 704 198 36 2 17 8 15 44 156

June 29, 2010

Draft pick stats: C Jose Ramos (20th round), OF Jordan Keegan (24th round)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2010 9:47 pm
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Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
608 20 Ramos, Jose Western Oklahoma St Col C R/R 5’11″ 190 1987-07-19 J2
728 24 Keegan, Jordan Col of Southern Nevada OF L/L 6’00″ 180 1989-12-23 J2

C Jose Ramos (20th round):

Year GP GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB SBA
2010 51 0.366 164 52 60 17 3 11 53 116 0.707 7 8 24 0.419 0 1 6 6
2009 46 40 0.321 140 21 45 6 2 11 38 88 0.629 12 6 27 0 0.394 2 0 2 2
2008 7 0 0.067 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.067 0 0 4 0 0.067 0 0 0

OF Jordan Keegan (24th round):

Player avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2009 .310 48-37 116 22 36 7 2 2 24 53 .457 16 2 12 5 .403 0 5 5-8 33 3 2 .947

Keegan isn’t not in the 2010 roster/stats.

June 27, 2010

Draft pick stats: RHP Edward McCray (16th round), RHP Douglas Murray (19th round)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 27, 2010 3:26 pm
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Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
488 16 McCray, Edward Tennessee RHP L/R 6’03″ 235 1987-10-06 SR
578 19 Murray, Douglas U San Francisco RHP R/R 6’02″ 195 1988-09-26 SR

Stats:

RHP Edward McCray (16th round):

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 3.04 6-4 14 14 1 0/0 0 91.2 73 32 31 30 64 11 1 11 329 .222 8 19 0 2 4
2009 5.16 4-3 19 9 0 0/0 0 52.1 67 33 30 15 39 14 1 11 209 .321 2 6 1 0 1

and

Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2008 42 92.1 46 34 89 77 29 3.31 10 2
2007 61 100.1 42 33 93 86 30 2.96 9 2

RHP Douglas Murray (19th round):

Year ERA W-L App-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 3.34 8-6 18-15 2 0/2 1 105.0 103 48 39 13 70 23 6 1 398 .259 9 18 1 8 5
2009 3.77 9-0 13-13 0 0/0 0 88.1 95 47 37 18 45 21 5 4 350 .271 6 18 0 2 3
2008 2.73 8-2 14-12 0 0/0 1 82.1 67 31 25 19 55 7 0 1 297 .226 7 23 1 3 9
2007 4.05 1-3 12-7 0 0 46.2 44 30 21 16 31 6 10 2

June 23, 2010

White Sox 1st round draft pick Chris Sale on joining the Sox (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2010 10:03 pm
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Video: http://www.twitvid.com/QMMO6 (4:49)

Chris Sale is on Winstom-Salem’s roster.

White Sox sign 26th round draft pick LHP Kevin Rath

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2010 9:24 pm
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Baseball America’s draft database indicates the White Sox have signed 26th round draft pick LHP Kevin Rath. He was assigned to the Bristol Sox.

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
788 26 Rath, Kevin Cal State – Fullerton LHP L/L 6’05″ 220 1989-08-18 JR

Stats:

Year

era

w-l

app-gs

cg

sho

sv

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

3b

hr

ab

b/avg

wp

hbp

bk

sfa

sha

2008 6.48 1-0 7-4 0 0/0 0 16.2 20 15 12 14 13 4 1 3 66 .303 0 3 1 1 0
2009 5.02 3-1 15-5 0 0/0 0 37.2 38 30 21 23 27 5 1 4 136 .279 5 8 1 1 3
2010 4.94 2-3 20-5 0 0/0 1 31.0 25 24 17 28 23 5 2 1 115 .217 3 6 0 2 0

and

Year Age W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP H9 HR9 BB9 K9 WHIP
2008 18 1 0 6.48 7 4 0 0 0 16.2 20 15 12 3 14 13 0 10.8 1.6 7.6 7.0 2.04
2009 19 3 1 5.02 15 5 0 0 0 37.2 38 30 21 4 23 27 5 9.1 1.0 5.5 6.5 1.62

White Sox sign 15th round draft pick C Sean O’Connell

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2010 8:51 pm
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Baseball America’s draft database indicates the White Sox have signed 15th round draft pick C Sean O’Connell. He was assigned to the Bristol Sox.

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
458 15 O’Connell, Sean Chatsworth HS (CA) C L/R 6’04″ 190 1991-12-12 HS

In 2009 O’Connell batted .442/.561/.512 in 43 at-bats. In 2008 he batted a team-high .429 with two home runs and 16 RBIs, he was second on the team in hits with 36, and led the team with 11 walks.

Not a lot of information on O’Connell.

White Sox sign 7th round draft pick SS Tyler Saladino

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2010 7:12 pm
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Palomar:

Oral Roberts University shortstop and former Palomar all-state and All-American selection Tyler Saladino, the Chicago White Sox’ seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft, signed with the Sox on Monday.

Saladino the 2010 Summit League Player of the Year as an Oral Roberts junior, has been assigned to the White Sox’ Bristol farm club of the Rookie Classification Appalachian League.

Stats:

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010
.381 60-60 239 72 91 16 2 17 73 162 .678 32 12 52 5 .472 3 8 16-18 87 190 17 .942

FS:

The White Sox system desperately needed a good middle infield prospect or two as the offensively deficient Eduardo Escobar currently ranks as the teams top SS prospect. Tyler Saladino has the potential to become a starting shortstop at the Major League level with a plus glove and an average to above above average bat. In order to reach his potential Tyler will need to start putting the ball into play more consistently, but even if he can’t do this, his defensive ability could be enough to carry him to the Major Leagues as a utility infielder.

White Sox sign 10th round draft pick 2B Ross Wilson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2010 3:36 am
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Suttles:

University of Alabama junior second baseman Ross Wilson signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, meaning the Hoover native will forego his senior season for the Tide.

Bio. Stats:

Year Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 19 62 258 60 76 11 4 15 47 9 4 21 47 5 2 3 6 .295 .355 .543 898
2009 20 55 215 59 76 15 2 9 47 8 4 35 38 7 3 2 3 .353 .456 .567 1023
2010 21 62 231 44 64 8 2 9 47 10 2 40 53 8 2 4 2 .277 .396 .446 842

and

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010
.277 62-61 231 44 64 8 2 9 47 103 .446 40 8 53 2 .396 4 2 10-12 88 133 7 .969
2009
.353 55-55 215 59 76 15 2 9 47 122 .567 35 7 38 3 .454 3 2 8-12 97 124 15 .936
2008
.295 62-62 258 60 76 11 4 15 47 140 .543 21 5 47 6 .355 3 2 9-13 88 156 14 .946

Wilson was assigned to Great Falls.

FS:

That didn’t stop him impressing as a freshman though, as Wilson hit .295/.355/.543, displaying great power by knocking out 15 home runs and 11 doubles in 258 AB’s. His power took a slight dip as a sophomore, but his overall line improved to .353/.454/.567 with his K% dropping from 16.3% to 14.5%. He took the summer off after breaking down physically late in the season. Wilson’s production as a junior took a massive drop-off and he suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist just to make things worse. He finished with a line of .269/.388/.426, suffering a further dip in his power output and seeing his K% rise to 19.3%. His park/schedule adjusted line does make for much better reading though at .301/.422/.481.

June 22, 2010

Chris Sale is going to Winston-Salem

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 22, 2010 8:37 pm
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Merkin:

Sale will begin at Class A Winston-Salem, where he will work out of the bullpen under the watchful eye of pitching coach Bobby Thigpen, quite possibly the greatest reliever in White Sox history. If Sale proves himself capable of handling the role, he will get promoted up the system’s ladder. The ultimate target is working behind Matt Thornton as another left-handed relief option, with general manager Ken Williams speaking highly of Sale’s polish and talent.

“He’s a left-handed pitcher with a plus arm and a power changeup,” Williams said. “Mark Buehrle has what we call, we grade on a 20 to 80 scale, and Buehrle has a 65 or 70 changeup when he throws good and so does John Danks. This guy starts his career with a 70 changeup, and sometimes plus. Right-handers are going to have to take notice of that. When he gets on top, he comes from a little different arm slot, so he’s going to have to work to stay on top of his breaking ball, and when he does, it’s a darn good, plus Major League pitch. What you worry about with young players is command. Well, he walked 14 guys in 100-plus innings and showed us that command to both sides of the plate. What you are developing in the Minor Leagues is that touch and feel for your fastball location and your secondary pitches and if he shows that he’s capable of doing that, certainly not on a starting basis, but if you look to him to begin his career as a reliever and then graduate into that starting role, as he gets more experience and a little more weight and strength.

“You can start to look at the rotation possibilities,” Williams said. ” But early on, if he can handle the relief role and show he’s ready, then you can look to put him into the equation sooner rather than later.” …

BTW, Sale signed his $1.6 million contract today.

UPDATE: Chris Sale is on the Winstom-Salem roster.

White Sox sign 12th round pick SS Drew ‘Crayton’ Lee

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 22, 2010 3:09 pm
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Eddy @ BA:

Chicago White Sox

Draft picks signed: RHP Austin Evans (23), RHP Jamaal Hollis (33), RHP Ethan Icard (13), RHP Thomas Royse (3.5), C Michael Blanke (14), 1B Mike Schwartz (17), 3B Rangel Ravelo (6), SS Drew Lee (12), SS Ethan Wilson (25), OF Michael Earley (29), OF John Spatola (35)

Drew Lee was D.J. Ashwood’s teammate at Morehead State. Both were assigned to Bristol Sox. The others have been covered.

Stats:

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007-08 42 127 33 46 10 0 3 23 9 4 23 18 4 4 1 1 .362 .471 .512 983
2008-09 51 195 38 61 12 1 7 30 6 2 15 29 4 3 1 2 .313 .372 .492 864
2009-10 52 208 62 86 18 2 17 67 5 0 25 32 5 1 1 0 .413 .485 .764 1249

or

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2009-10 .412 50-50 204 60 84 19 1 17 66 156 .765 21 12 24 4 .485 4 0 13-16 87 139 17 .930
Year c po a e fld% dp sba csb sba% pb ci
2009-10 243 87 139 17 .930 32 0 0 0 0

CSN:

12th round, No. 368 overall: Crayton Lee, shortstop, Morehead State University

Lee hit .412 with 17 homers and 66 RBIs in 50 games. He is a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which is given to the nation’s top shortstop. He is also a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate player. He is the first Morehead State player to be drafted since the Sox took Henry Mabee in the 19th round of the 2007 draft. Mabee is at Double-A Birmingham.

June 21, 2010

MLBBB on the Chris Sale signing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 21, 2010 8:40 pm
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Seiler:

What agent B.B. Abbott worked out was that Sale would sign for slot, but he’d be used as a reliever this year. First, that protects his arm, as he’s thrown a number of innings this spring. That’s win number one. Win number two is the fact that the White Sox are shooting to bring him up to the Majors as a bullpen arm sometime in August or September. That doesn’t just qualify him to get about $70,000 in Major League pay. That also brings him the benefits of the Player’s Union. Not only does that mean he’s on the 40 man roster, that means he gets split pay next year when he’s in the minors as a starter. That’s the difference between about $30,000 and $65,000, the minimum for a player on optional assignment with at least a day of Major League service time. He’s also going to be eating away at his options next spring, and the chances of him not ever getting Major League pay go way down once he’s on the 40 man roster. See how we’re eating away at that $344,000 difference in bonuses between signing now and in August?

I had similar thoughts as well. If the White Sox put Sale on the big league roster (40-man roster) this year, the difference between signing now and August gets erased.

White Sox must have signed two OF draftees: Randall Thorpe and Dusty Harvard

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 21, 2010 3:24 pm
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18th round draft pick Randall Thorpe and 34th round draft pick Dusty Harvard. I see them on the Great Falls team for tonight’s opener:

The roster was augmented Saturday by the arrival of outfielder Dusty Harvard, a 34th-round draft pick from Oklahoma State. The Voyagers currently have only five outfielders on the roster.Cron has chosen a 24-year-old right-hander, Trey Delk, to start on the mound tonight. Delk was a 29th-round draft choice in 2009.

He will be followed to the hill by David Holmberg on Tuesday, Thomas Royse on Wednesday, Steven Upchurch on Thursday and Addison Reed on Friday for the home opener at Centene Stadium.

Reed is the top recent draft pick here, a third-rounder from San Diego State. The 18-year-old Holmberg was a second-round draft choice in 2009 and pitched in Bristol, Va.

Cron said it’s likely his starting position players will be Kyle Davis at shortstop, Jeff Tezak at second, Juan Silverio at third and Leighton Pangilinan at first. All played here or at Bristol, Va., last summer.

The outfield will be chosen from among veterans Ryan Hamme, Michael Early, Ryan Lee, Randall Thorpe and Harvard.

FutureSox on Randall Thorpe:

Expected to star as an Aggie and develop into a legit 5-tool player, Thorpe only had 21 AB’s as a freshman, going 2-21, finishing with a line of .095/.136/.238 with 3 SB/4 ATT. Unsatisfied with his playing time he transferred to San Jacinto JC (TX), but not before he excelled in the MINK Summer Collegiate League (wooden bat league), where he hit .282/.400/.479 and flashed his defensive prowess in center field. At San Jacinto Thorpe hit .297/.420/532 with 6 home runs and 11 stolen bases. He walked at a good rate, 16.1%, but his strikeout percentage, 25.4%, is alarming. Thorpe flashed all five tools at San Jacinto, but questions over his ability to hit remain, due to his inability to make consistent contact.

And here are their stats:

Dusty Harvard:

Player avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010 .289 51-50 159 35 46 8 0 4 27 66 .415 16 6 36 2 .374 1 5 14-15 120 0 0 1.000
2009 .238 36-18 63 18 15 4 0 0 5 19 .302 16 1 20 4 .400 0 2 3-4 44 0 1 .978

baseball cube:

Year Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 20 35 17 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 6 0 2 0 1 .176 .263 .176 439
2007 19 29 44 12 11 2 1 0 2 1 0 6 18 0 1 0 1 .250 .340 .341 681

and Randall Thorpe for 2010:

AB R H 2B 3B HR SO BB RBI Avg Slg Obp. AB RSP Avg RSP Sacb Sacf HP SOS SOL Picked Off GW RBI DP H SB CS SB% G
175 46 50 14 4 6 57 35 40 286 514 411 73 274 1 1 3 39 18 2 2 0 11 3 786 53

More on the Chris Sale signing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 21, 2010 12:07 pm
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Caldwell @ Naples News:

“He wanted to play,” Allen Sale [Chris Sale's father] said. “The White Sox as an organization have stuck to slotting probably about as tight as any team. We kind of came to the conclusion that if he held out, there wasn’t going to be an enormous amount of additional money.

“We’ve been talking for about a week, and what the White Sox convinced me of, from a historical perspective, is when they get a player that they feel like can contribute to their major-league club, they advance them. They don’t hold them back to delay their arbitration or delay their free agency. Their primary concern is the 25 players that play for the major-league club. That was the key element in the signing.

“A lot of White Sox scouts have seen him pitch and there is a body of thought that he could advance pretty quickly. All clubs look at making moves this time of year, and he wanted to be in that mix, and the only way to be in that mix was to sign and show them what he can do against professional baseball players, throwing a major-league baseball against wooden bats. This is the best way to do it.”

More at the link including a 1:14 video and a picture gallery of Chris Sale.

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.

And video from MLB.

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