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June 12, 2010

White Sox sign 3 draft picks: C Mike Blanke, 1B/DH Mike Schwartz and RHP Austin Evans

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 12, 2010 6:03 pm
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St. Pete Times:

Tampa trio signs: Three players drafted out of the University of Tampa signed with the White Sox: C Mike Blanke (14th round), 1B/DH Mike Schwartz (17th) and RHP Austin Evans (23rd), a former Chamberlain High standout.

Mike Blanke’s 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 .377 56-54 199 51 75 18 3 9 65 126 .653 20 6 23 10 .435 7 1 0-1 326 49 7 .982
2009 .174 13-5 23 2 4 1 0 0 4 5 .217 2 2 5 0 .296 0 0 0-0 4 2 1 .857

FS:

Solid bat, defense needs work

Mike Schwartz’s stats:

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 .415 57-57 183 78 76 20 1 11 55 131 .716 75 11 20 5 .596 3 0 2-2 30 1 0 1.000
2009 .368 55-54 190 52 70 12 0 14 58 124 .653 27 16 30 8 .477 4 0 1-1 0 0 0 .000

CSN:

The Sox went back to Tampa to grab the Sunshine Conference Player of the Year. Schwartz was also a semifinalist for the Tino Martinez award, presented annually to the nation’s top Division-II player. He hit .415 and set a school record while leading the nation with 75 walks. So it only goes to figure he had an impressive OBP [.596]. Schwartz finished with 11 homers and 55 RBIs.

Austin Evans’ 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
2010 5.40 0-0 10-0 0 0/0 0 11.2 18 7 7 8 14 0 0 0 53 .340 1 2 0 0 0
2009 6.06 2-1 12-0 0 0/1 2 16.1 15 11 11 15 19 1 1 1 64 .234 2 4 0 0 0
2008 6.75 0-0 7-0 0 0/0 0 9.1 6 7 7 6 5 0 0 1 31 .194 3 2 0 1 0

FS:

He was a big prospect out of high school, but has struggled in college.

White Sox sign 13rd round pick RHP Ethan Icard

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 12, 2010 2:35 pm
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Haynes:

Friday was a very special day for former East Burke baseball standout Ethan Icard. It was the day his dream of playing professional baseball came true. Icard, a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox on Friday evening. He will begin his professional career when he reports to the Bristol, Va. White Sox of the Rookie League on Wednesday.

… Icard spent the last two seasons playing at Wilkes Community College. In 2010, he was 8-4 overall with a 4.14 ERA. In 87 innings, he struck out 93 batters. In 2009, Icard posted a 9-3 overall pitching record with a 3.40 ERA. He had 68 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched.

Here are Icard’s college stats:

Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2010
18 87.0 55 40 73 93 46 4.14 8 4
2009
14 79.1 43 30 70 68 27 3.40 9 3

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