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June 10, 2010

White Sox sign supplemental 3rd round pick Thomas Royce

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 7:25 pm
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Gonzales:

Louisville pitcher Thomas Royse signed a contract with the White Sox. Royse was a third-round compensation pick in this week’s amateur draft. Royse will report to short-season Great Falls.

Royse’s College 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
2009-10 2.85
9-1
16-16
0
0/3
0
104.1
100
37
33
26
99
17
3
10
389
.257
2
6
0
1
9
2008-09 3.48
3-2
12-6
1
1/0
2
41.1
35
21
16
10
48
6
2
2
153
.229
3
0
1
1
0
2007-08 4.80
4-0
26-1
0
0/0
1
50.2
59
34
27
11
51
11
0
8
207
.285
2
3
2
1
1

Some info from FutureSox:

Royse, the Friday starter for the Cardinals, has a 90-93 fastball with good sink. His change up is developing and he has good control. However, he has had issues maintaining his velocity.

And CSN:

Though he spent the early part of his collegiate career in the bullpen, he’d like to keep starting if he could.”I’ve done both but I enjoy starting more,” he said. “They [th Sox] are in control now, so whatever they want me to do I will.”

Royse’s self-evaluation is as follows – an upper 80s, low-90s fastball that moves on both sides of the plate and has life on both sides of the plate.

“It has a little cut and run,” he said before adding that he has a “usable” slider that’s still developing and a solid changeup with which he is getting more comfortable.

Kenny Williams on his relationship with Ozzie Guillen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 2:30 pm
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Merkin:

“We are both very competitive men, strong-willed men,” said Williams, talking about his relationship with Guillen, the club’s manager. “I believe in self-assessment, and I think you have to assess all parts of our operation from top to bottom to determine if it’s, in fact, still a productive working relationship.

“Whether or not the maintenance of that relationship is such that we still have the drive to get through some things and still have the drive to get through some differences … I’m still in that assessment mode for myself, in particular.

“That should not lead to the assumption that I mean that [Guillen] is the one [who may benefit from a change of scenery]. If I determine that I am the one that is the cog in the machine, then I am the one who will stand in front of [White Sox chairman] Jerry Reinsdorf and tell him so and step aside. … I will not deny that I am growing weary of the soap opera.”

Texas Rangers won’t take on any salary in a trade

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 12:43 pm
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Levine:

A major-league source confirms to ESPNChicago that although the Texas Rangers have serious interest in Pierzynski, the team’s extreme money problems convolute taking on any salary in a contract like Pierzynski. He’s still owed over $4 million in 2010, and he’s a free agent after the season.

That’s good. I’d prefer prospects over money in case Texas trade for A.J.

6/8: 10 K / 0 BB for Dan Hudson, 6/4: 8 K / 0 BB for Terry Doyle

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 12:27 pm
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6/8:

Charlotte
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hudson, D (W, 8-2) 7.0 5 0 0 0 10 0 3.86
Nunez, J (S, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.00

6/9:

Winston-Salem
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle (W, 2-2) 8.0 4 0 0 0 8 0 2.77
Bellamy (S, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.63

And 6/4:

Winston-Salem
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle 7.1 3 2 2 0 4 0 2.70
Infante (BS, 2)(L, 1-1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.14

THT on the White Sox draft picks

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 11:45 am
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Pedicini:

Chicago (AL)

The White Sox took four straight college pitchers. They should be thrilled to get left-hander in Chris Sale at 13th overall. Sale blew up after a sensational Cape League last summer. Second pick Jacob Petricka out of Indiana State saw his stock rise this spring as he lit up the radar gun consistently hitting the high-90s. He may develop into a future closer with his arm strength. Addison Reed was a steal at 95 overall as well.

THT Fantasy on Dan Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 11:39 am
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Hagen:

Dan Hudson / Chicago White Sox

Projecting Hudson’s control moving forward has always been his biggest asset, and 2010 has been no different. His strikeout numbers continue to jump off the stat sheet, but I have concerns that his low-90s fastball won’t deliver the same level of strikeouts in the majors. His flyball rate has always been high, which is another knock against him. But his slider could be a cure-all type of offering.

Ozzie Guillen on Gordon Beckham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 3:30 am
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Gruen:

“When you struggle, you just try to put the ball in play, get base hits, not hit home runs, don’t try and hit the ball in the gap, just have a good swing,” Guillen said. “Then you don’t get the extra base because of that situation. But when you strikeout and struggle the way he does, obviously, it’s something we think about and we talk about it.”

Bobby Jenks and J.J. Putz have been scouted extensively

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 3:04 am
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Levine:

White Sox general manger Kenny Williams is ready to discuss trades…. Many teams have asked White Sox officials if bullpen pieces like closer Bobby Jenks and setup man J.J. Putz are available. Both pitchers have been scouted extensively by the Phillies over the last 30 days.

Cowley:

The one player that has drawn serious interest is closer Bobby Jenks. Not only because of his improvement on the field — eight of his last nine appearances have been scoreless — but there is some economic control. Jenks is arbitration-eligible in 2011 before becoming a free agent in 2012.

Trade market for A.J. Pierzynski close to non-existent?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 3:00 am
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Cowley:

According to one major-league source, however, unless the mood around baseball changes by Monday, the market for catcher A.J. Pierzynski is all but non-existent.

”Texas was eyeing [Pierzynski] up for a week, saw what they needed to see, and that’s it,” the source said.

Meaning that Pierzynski’s 10-and-5 rights will kick in on June 14, giving him control of any trade the Sox might try afterwards.

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