White Sox news, Minor Leagues updates and more

August 10, 2010

We don’t play in the National League dumbass!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 11:18 pm
Tags: ,

Ozzie speaks about his DH by committee theories:

“A lot of people are mistaken about the DH,” Guillen said. “It gives me an opportunity to play people at different places. I put Carlos (Quentin) at DH, I put Andruw (Jones), (Omar) Vizquel.

“That’s what we want to do, rotate people, give people more at-bats, more help for the defense. When we play (in the) National League, we don’t have the DH. That’s my point.”

Oh my. Making decisions for an AL team, with NL play in mind …

UPDATE: a picture is worth a thousand words

Andre Rienzo: 5.1 IP/ 6 H / 8 K / 2 BB [August 10]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 10:59 pm
Tags: ,

8/10:

Kannapolis
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rienzo (W, 5-4) 5.1 6 2 2 2 8 0 4.32
Kussmaul 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.59
Petricka 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Thompson 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.05

Rienzo has a 92 K / 25 BB ratio, and has allowed 76 H and 5 HR in 77 innings. He also, has a 3.09 FIP and a .342 BABIP.

Tweet of the day

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 10:20 pm
Tags: ,

RobHartWGN:

Jim Thome is one dimensional….but Kotsay is 0 dimensional.

A.J. Pierzynski still on track to be a Type-A free-agent after this season

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 9:40 pm
Tags: , , , ,

MLBTR crunches the numbers. Here’s the AL catchers section:

Name Team Type Score
Joe Mauer Minnesota A 89.862
Victor Martinez Boston A 83.871
Kurt Suzuki Oakland A 76.959
Jorge Posada New York A A 76.037
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago A A 76.037
Matt Wieters Baltimore A 72.350
Mike Napoli Los Angeles A B 71.889
Bengie Molina Texas B 71.429

August 2 numbers:

Name Team Type Score
Joe Mauer Minnesota A 89.286
Victor Martinez Boston A 83.673
Kurt Suzuki Oakland A 78.061
Jorge Posada New York A A 77.041
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago A A 76.020
Bengie Molina Texas B 71.429
Mike Napoli Los Angeles A B 69.388

Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz are on track to be Type-Bs. Matt Thornton, club option for 2011, is a Type-A. Alexei Ramirez is again on track to be a Type-A (he had slipped to Type-B) but he isn’t a free-agent after this season.

Spreadsheets at the link.

Ozzie Guillen: “I don’t believe in walks” for non-leadoff hitters

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 3:28 pm
Tags: , ,

Ortiz @ USAT:

“I don’t believe in walks,” Guillen says. “His job is to drive in runs, and he’s done it pretty well. He’s not a leadoff hitter.”

Fun fact: a hitter that goes to 1st via a walk and one that goes to 1st via a hit, are awarded the same amount of runs if they cross home. Amazing!

Speaking of Viciedo:

Monday night White Sox 3B Dayan Viciedo went 0-3. He now has 74 PA without a walk, the most by any player this year. Since 1901, the record for most PA without a walk is held by Hall of Fame pitcher Ed Walsh, who went 156 PA without a single base on balls. If we limit it to non-pitchers, the record is 148, set by the immortal Craig Robinson, who was a middle infielder for the Phillies in 1973.

White Sox sign 41st round pick RHP Sam Phippen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 2:53 pm
Tags: , ,

Platinum Agency:

Congrats to UC Santa Barbara RHP Sam Phippen who was the 41st round pick of the Chicago White Sox. Sam and the Sox came to an agreement and he has been sent to the Bristol White Sox.

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
1238 41 Phippen, Samuel UC Santa Barbara RHP R/R 6’09″ 210 1987-09-15 JR

Phippen was on both UCSB’s baseball and basketball teams.

Baseball 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 7.71 0-1 7-0 0 0/0 0 7.0 6 6 6 6 6 1 0 0 25 .240 0 1 0 1 0

Pitching stats from 4 box scores. Notice something similar?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 2:20 pm

8/6:

Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bergesen 7.0 5 1 1 1 5 1 6.26
Uehara 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.41
Simon(W, 3-2) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.04
Totals 10.0 8 1 1 1 9 1 5.12

8/7:

Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood 6.0 4 1 1 2 2 1 5.84
Berken(BS, 4)(L, 3-3) 1.1 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.06
Albers 1.2 1 1 0 1 2 0 4.80
Totals 9.0 9 4 3 4 6 1 5.10

8/8:

Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie(W, 6-11) 8.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 4.04
Simon(S, 17) 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 4.42
Totals 9.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 5.08

8/9:

Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matusz 6.0 3 1 1 2 4 0 5.08
Uehara(H, 6) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.18
Simon(BS, 4) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.62
Gonzalez, M 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.91
Albers(W, 4-3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.75
Totals 10.0 5 2 2 5 7 1 5.05

Baltimore’s starter went 6 innings or more and gave up 1 run in each of the 4 games. The suck was off the charts.

JJ’s White Sox-Twins preview

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 2:05 pm

JJ Stankevitz:

For now, the AL Central is looking like a good, old-fashioned Twins-White Sox showdown. Seth at TwinsCentric noted that the winner of the White Sox-Twins season series has won the division in six of the last eight years, with the only exceptions being 2007 (in which the Sox and Twins split their season series while Cleveland won the division) and 2008 (in which the Sox lost the season series to the Twins but won thanks to Jim Thome and John Danks).

Right now, the Twins lead the season series 6-3. At this point, the Sox can lose the season series to the Twins if they take five of the next nine and play even with Minnesota in the remaining 49 games. But that’ll be a tall order.

Given how good Minnesota is (more on that in a bit), I’m thinking the White Sox have to win six of the nine remaining games against the Twins to win the division. That’s a tall order, but with six of those nine games at home, it’s not impossible. …

Excellent stuff again!

Justin Collop: 6 IP / 8 H / 7 K / 1 BB [August 9]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2010 1:03 am
Tags: ,

8/9:

Kannapolis
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Collop, J (L, 8-8) 6.0 8 4 1 1 7 0 4.59
Wickswat 2.1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3.97
Santos, O 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.57

Justin Collop has a 102 K / 22 BB ratio, and has allowed 139 H and 9 HR in 121.2 innings. He has a 3.52 FIP and a .344 BABIP.

The Rubric Theme. Blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.