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February 20, 2011

Dayan Viciedo slims up

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 20, 2011 12:45 pm
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Gonzales @ CT:

Dayan Viciedo reported two days early and impressed manager Ozzie Guillen with a much leaner frame.”I thought you were (Alexei) Ramirez,” Guillen said while patting Viciedo’s stomach.

It’s an important spring for Viciedo, who is making the transition from third base and first base to the outfield.

UPDATE: Gregor @ DH:

But all in all, the White Sox think they have a raw gem in Viciedo, who turns 22 on March 10.

And in an attempt to keep his potent bat on the 25-man roster, Viciedo is going to be playing right field, and possibly left, when Cactus League play begins Feb. 28 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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7 Comments »

  1. well, that’s interesting. I was one who thought that viciedo should be in AAA to start the season to work on plate mechanics, and save a roster spot for someone who can pinch-run for konerko or dunn with the game on the line, like lillybridge or de aza. viciedo is young and to me didn’t fit the “all in” bill. not this year, but he is going to be good in future seasons.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 20, 2011 @ February 20, 2011 2:34 pm | Reply

    • plate discipline definitely needs work.

      they (hawk? dj?) should retire the stupid ‘you can’t hit if you don’t swing’ slogan. it’s not the most hits, it’s the most runs.

      Comment by The Wizard — February 20, 2011 @ February 20, 2011 7:41 pm | Reply

      • true that wizard. it bugs me that viciedo could be a great homerun hitter, if he didn’t swing at EVERYTHING! I think he only had one walk all year last year, but I’m not sure how many at bats he had.

        Comment by Anonymous — February 21, 2011 @ February 21, 2011 2:59 pm | Reply

        • yes, if the pitchers figure that he’ll swing at anything, they won’t have any reason to throw him anything in the zone.

          stats from http://firstinning.com/players/Dayan-Viciedo-a/

          Basic Statistics
          Year Age Team PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI HBP BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
          2009 20 AA Birmingham 540 504 72 140 20 0 12 78 7 23 90 5 .278 .315 .389 704
          2010 21 AAA Charlotte 361 341 41 93 15 0 20 47 6 11 77 1 .273 .305 .493 798
          2010 21 MLB Chi White Sox 106 104 17 32 7 0 5 13 0 2 25 1 .308 .321 .519 840
          Extended Statistics
          Year Age Team PA AB ISOP BB% K% BABIP GB% LD% RC RC/27 wOBA
          2009 20 AA Birmingham 540 504 .111 4.3% 16.7% .318 56% 17% 52 3.56 .304
          2010 21 AAA Charlotte 361 341 .220 3.0% 21.3% .299 51% 15% 46 4.81 .337
          2010 21 MLB Chi White Sox 106 104 .211 1.9% 23.6% .365 43% 27% 15 5.33 .357

          in 2009 at least he drew 23 walks. and he’s young. hopefully, he figures it out.

          Comment by The Wizard — February 21, 2011 @ February 21, 2011 6:54 pm | Reply

          • his power is incredible, what he does when connects is amazing, but he has to connect. I see him figuing it out in time. but like I said, he should be in AAA until near the end of the season when the rosters get bigger, unless there is an injured player.

            I think that the morel/teahan 3b looks pretty good, although the position should be teahans to lose.

            Comment by Anonymous — February 21, 2011 @ February 21, 2011 7:13 pm | Reply

            • oh, yeah. he puts a hurt in the ball. when he connects you can hear the loud smack. if he can keep pitchers honest (throw in the zone) he can hit more than 50 dingers easily…

              Comment by The Wizard — February 21, 2011 @ February 21, 2011 8:03 pm | Reply

              • I think that’s why kenny won’t trade him, then they decide to give him a new position in the outfield. we are set with 1b and 3b.

                Comment by Anonymous — February 21, 2011 @ February 21, 2011 11:01 pm | Reply


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