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August 20, 2009

2009 Draft spending vs. Slot

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 20, 2009 3:32 pm
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Jim Callis:

How much money each team spent in the first 10 rounds of the 2009 draft, and how it compares to their estimated slot allowance from the commissioner’s office:


Team 	       Picks 	Signed 	Bonus Total 	Slot Total 	Slot Spent

White Sox 	12 	10 	       $3,892,100 	$4,658,700 	84%

The average ‘Slot Spent’ is 121%. ‘Slot Spent’ for the other AL Central teams: Tigers: 214%, Twins: 106%, Royals: 126%, Indians: 106%.

Solid stuff, shaky command for Daniel Hudson yesterday

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ August 20, 2009 11:58 am
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Ben Bradler at yesterday’s Charlotte Knights game:

Hudson, 22, showed three pitches that scouts who have seen him this year have said all at least flash as major league average or better. Hudson’s fastball ranged from 90-93 mph, mostly coming in at 91-92. He didn’t have great command, however, as he had to leave after throwing 91 pitches (53 strikes) and too often started behind in the count. Hudson’s changeup elicited more than a handful of swings and misses, showing good sink and fade at 81-83 mph. His 81-86 slider was a solid pitch at times (scouts who have seen him this year have said it’s flashed average tilt), though it flattened out occassionally when he dropped his arm slot. Hudson also flashed a couple of slow but big-breaking 70-71 curveballs as a show-me pitch. …

Bradler also has a report on closer Jon Link:

While pitching a scoreless ninth inning yesterday, Link showed a 93-94 mph fastball, an 85 mph slider and an 82 mph changeup. …

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