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March 7, 2011

FutureSox looks at the White Sox catching prospects [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 7, 2011 3:30 pm
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The catching prospects were Tyler Flowers, Miguel Gonzalez, Josh Phegley, and 2010 draftee Mike Blanke:

The Canadian put up massive numbers for Great Falls and scouting reports are surprisingly positive about him. It’s hard to put stock in rookie ball numbers, but there’s a lot to like. The word is that his defense is actually quite good, which goes against what we read when he was drafted. Blanke is a serious sleeper candidate for 2011, but at 22 he does have to get moving.

UPDATE: Here’s another article about Mike Blanke:

[UT coach] Urso says, “There’s not a guy in the program that puts in more time (than Blanke). This guy just works and works and works.”

And grows and grows and grows. Blanke, a 6-foot-4, 230-pounder, laughs when he points out that his license still says he’s 5-9. Of course, a few years ago, he was, before sprouting up half a foot over a two-year span from his junior year in high school until his sophomore year at St. Petersburg College. The growth spurt was a blessing in disguise. …

White Sox vs. Indians on 2:05 pm CT; free webcast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 7, 2011 2:05 pm
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Game at 2:05 CT. Free webcast at whitesox.com: The White Sox host the Indians in a free video webcast, while a second squad, including starter Edwin Jackson, participates in a charity game in Tucson. Watch Free Webcast vs. CLE | Gameday: vs. CLE | Gameday vs. ARI

Did White Sox prospect 2B/SS Tyler Saladino broke his hand?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 7, 2011 2:00 pm
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Charlotte Baseball Examiner tweets:

Hearing Tyler Saladino broke his hand and will have surgery on Monday. Same hand Trayce Thompson broke last year. @Intimidators @FutureSox

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