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June 16, 2010

White Sox sign 21 draft picks

whitesox.com:

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with 22 of their 51 selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

A look at the June transactions tells us who those 21 are:

LHP Jarrett Casey (32nd round), RHP Douglas Murray (19th round), RHP Addison Reed (3rd round), RHP Austin Evans (23rd round), RHP Ethan Icard (13th round), RHP Edward McCray (16th round), C Jose Ramos (20th round), OF John Spatola (35th round), OF Jordan Keegan (24th round), RHP Jamaal Hollis (33rd round), RHP Brett Bruening (42nd round) (video), RHP Jacob Petricka (2nd round), RHP Thomas Royse (supplemental 3rd round), C Michael Blanke (14th round), LHP Robert Young (31st round), OF Michael Earley (29th round), LHP Pete Gehle (27th round), RHP Pat Schatz (49th round), 3B Rangel Ravelo (6th round), 1B Michael Schwartz (17th round), SS Ethan Wilson (25th round).

Already covered:

RHP Jacob Petricka (2nd round), RHP Addison Reed (3rd round), 3B Ragel Ravelo (6th round).

C Mike Blanke (14th round), 1B/DH Mike Schwartz (17th) and RHP Austin Evans (23rd).

RHP Ethan Icard (13th round).

RHP Jamaal Hollis (33rd round).

Thomas Royse (3rd round compensation pick).

So, the “new” guys are:

RHP Edward McCray (16th round)
RHP Douglas Murray (19th round)
C Jose Ramos (20th round)
OF Jordan Keegan (24th round)
SS Ethan Wilson (25th round)
LHP Pete Gehle (27th round)
OF Michael Earley (29th round)
LHP Robert Young (31st round)
LHP Jarrett Casey (32nd round)
OF John Spatola (35th round)
RHP Brett Bruening (42nd round)
RHP Pat Schatz (49th round)

From the MLB DraftTracker

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
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
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
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
968 32 Casey, Jarrett Northern Kentucky LHP R/L 6’00″ 190 1987-10-27 SR
1058 35 Spatola, John Boston Col OF L/L 6’00″ 190 1987-04-02 SR
1268 42 Bruening, Brett Texas Tech RHP R/R 6’06″ 210 1988-12-30 JR Video
1478 49 Schatz, Pat U Iowa RHP R/R 6’00″ 185 1987-08-16 JR

FutureSox’ Draft Tracker and CSN’s Kevin Czerwinski (rounds 2-30 and rounds 31-50) have reports on all the picks.

Stats for the new draft pick signs are inside (more…)

John Sickels on Nevin Griffith

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2010 12:18 pm
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Sickels:

White Sox prospect and former second-round pick Nevin Griffith got off to a good start this year and was recently named to the Carolina League All-Star Team. He’s 4-2, 3.11 with a 42/27 K/BB in 64 innings and a 1.73 GO/AO ratio, and has reportedly shown good progress refining his breaking ball and changeup to go with his low-to-mid-90s power sinker. However, his last two outings have gone poorly; four walks and six hits with four runs in four innings on June 5th, followed by a horrible two-inning, seven hit, six-run blastage on June 10th. There appears to be a health problem: he just went on the disabled list.  The nature of the injury has not been disclosed. Griffith is already a Tommy John survivor, so we’ll have to watch this one closely.

White Sox sign 3 draft picks: RHP Jacob Petricka, RHP Addison Reed, 3B Rangel Ravelo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2010 2:51 am
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According to Baseball America’s draft database the White Sox signed 3 of their draft picks: RHP Jacob Petricka (2nd round), RHP Addison Reed (3rd round), and 3B Rangel Ravelo (6th round).

The MLB Draft Tracker has videos, notes and scouting reports (there is an Enhanced Scouting Report for Addison Reed):

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
63 2 Petricka, Jacob Indiana State RHP R/R 6’04″ 190 1988-06-05 SR Video
Comments: This tall right-hander was creating a lot of buzz later in the spring when reports of him touching 98 mph spread like wildfire. His secondary stuff isn’t as good as the heater, though his curve ball has improved this year and his changeup has a chance to be a decent offering. There’s not a ton of life in the fastball, but he throws without much effort. People were pouring in to see him late, and that kind of arm strength tends to do very well in the Draft.
95 3 Reed, Addison San Diego State RHP L/R 6’04″ 215 1988-12-27 JR Video
Comments: Heading into the spring, the thought was that Reed would be one of the more sought-after college relievers in the class, but the San Diego State product was stretched out over the winter in order to be the team’s Friday starter. He has performed even better than most could have expected, showing the ability to throw three pitches and adjusting easily to the role. A broken pinky on his pitching hand slowed him down for a few weeks, but presuming he picks up where he left off, Reed is likely a college arm moving up draft boards everywhere. Enhanced Scouting Report
188 6 Ravelo, Rangel Hialeah Senior HS (FL) 3B R/R 6’02″ 207 1992-04-24 HS Video

FutureSox’ Draft Tracker and CSN’s Kevin Czerwinski have reports on all 3 too.

Here are the stats for all 3:

RHP Jacob Petricka:

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 4.11 7-4 20-15 0 0/1 0 100.2 100 51 46 47 113 14 2 3 .265 14 3 1 2 4
2009 4.76 7-3 13-13 0 0/1 0 73.2 87 48 39 34 49 17 0 4 291 .299 9 5 0 3 4
Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2008 11 33.2 23 21 36 24 18 5.61 5 1

RHP Addison Reed:

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
2.50 8-2 11-11 2 1/1 0 79.1 65 30 22 16 90 13 2 7 296 .220 4 2 0 0 2
2008-09
0.65 0-0 25-0 0 0/1 20 27.2
20 3 2 7 38 1 0 0 100 .200 2 5 1 1 2
2007-08
2.73 3-1 24-0 0 0/1 4 26.1 24 16 8 8 26 2 1 3 100 .240 1 2 0 1 1

3B Rangel Ravelo:

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
.310 13-13 29 14 9 5 0 0 4 14 .483 16 3 3 0 .571 1 0 2-2 12 28 2 .952

And RHP Jacob Petricka splits:

W L W-L% ERA FIP APP GS IP R ER H HR BB K AVG BABIP WHIP HR/9 BB/9 K/9
Raw Totals 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.03 20 15 100.7 51 46 100 3 47 113 0.265 0.372 1.46 0.27 4.20 10.10
Park Adj. 7 4 0.636 3.93 3.03 20 15 100.7 49 44 97 3 47 113 0.257 0.360 1.43 0.27 4.20 10.10
Schedule Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.29 3.13 20 15 100.7 54 48 105 3 49 108 0.279 0.383 1.53 0.27 4.38 9.66
Park/Sch Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.13 20 15 100.7 52 46 101 3 49 108 0.268 0.368 1.49 0.27 4.38 9.66

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