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June 5, 2010

Ozzie Guillen’s new approach

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2010 10:49 pm
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Dyck:

Before Saturday night’s 3-1 loss to the Indians, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was asked if there was anything different he could try with his White Sox that he hadn’t yet.

“Bring a (blanking) rifle and start shooting,” he said with a hearty laugh.

Give it a try Ozzie.

Just Joking!

Sox lose 3-1. Pitch F/X, videos, and boxscore. (6/4)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2010 9:23 pm
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No XBHs tonight. Offense took the night off after yesterday’s exhausting 1 XBH game.

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy(L, 4-5) 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 5.90
Thornton 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.82
Jenks 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 1 5 0 4.77

Pitch F/X: (more…)

Frankie Piliere updates his mock draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2010 8:56 pm
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Piliere:

13. White Sox — Bryce Brentz, OF, Middle Tennessee State

MLB Draft Central’s scouting report/video on Brentz:

Hitting ability: Brentz has a short, compact stroke and could become an above-average hitter.

UPDATE: Here’s FutureSox’ Draft roundup.

At what point do statistics become reliable? [sample size]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2010 8:35 pm
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Sabermetrics Library:

Offense Statistics:

  • 50 PA: Swing%
  • 100 PA: Contact Rate
  • 150 PA: Strikeout Rate, Line Drive Rate, Pitches/PA
  • 200 PA: Walk Rate, Ground Ball Rate, GB/FB
  • 250 PA: Fly Ball Rate
  • 300 PA: Home Run Rate, HR/FB
  • 500 PA: OBP, SLG, OPS, 1B Rate, Popup Rate
  • 550 PA: ISO

Pitching Statistics:

  • 150 BF – K/PA, grounder rate, line drive rate
  • 200 BF – flyball rate, GB/FB
  • 500 BF – K/BB, pop up rate
  • 550 BF – BB/PA

In case it’s not obvious, you can tell a lot more about a hitter from one year of data than you can about a pitcher.  All this data is from research that Pizza Cutter conducted, which can be found in the links below.  If a statistic is not included, the means it did not stabilize over the intervals that Pizza Cutter tested (which was up to 750 PA / BF).

PA = Plate Appearance, BF = Batters Faced

Ozzie Guillen on the prospect of the White Sox signing his son

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2010 6:30 pm
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Here’s Ozzie:

“If he signs [with the White Sox] I would be with him for one month in spring training,” Ozzie said. “That would also mean my wife would be there for a month. I don’t think that would be a nice thing to happen.”

You better hope your wife doesn’t read this Ozzie.

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