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May 4, 2011

White Sox sign RHP Joe Bachanov [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 4, 2011 4:07 pm
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Bachanov will be assigned to Class-A Kannapolis.

Here are his stats from B-R:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2009 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk LAA 4 0 1.000 3.09 18 0 3 0 0 0 32.0 31 11 11 0 5 0 52 1 1 2 135 1.125 8.7 0.0 1.4 14.6 10.40
2009 20 Orem PION Rk LAA 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 5 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 17 1.800 13.5 0.0 2.7 13.5 5.00
2009 20 Angels ARIZ Rk LAA 4 0 1.000 3.14 16 0 3 0 0 0 28.2 26 10 10 0 4 0 47 1 1 2 118 1.047 8.2 0.0 1.3 14.8 11.75
2010 21 Cedar Rapids MIDW A LAA 2 0 1.000 5.47 18 0 7 0 0 2 26.1 31 17 16 1 14 0 23 3 0 7 121 1.709 10.6 0.3 4.8 7.9 1.64
2 Seasons 6 0 1.000 4.17 36 0 10 0 0 2 58.1 62 28 27 1 19 0 75 4 1 9 256 1.389 9.6 0.2 2.9 11.6 3.95
Rk (1 season) Rk 4 0 1.000 3.09 18 0 3 0 0 0 32.0 31 11 11 0 5 0 52 1 1 2 135 1.125 8.7 0.0 1.4 14.6 10.40
A (1 season) A 2 0 1.000 5.47 18 0 7 0 0 2 26.1 31 17 16 1 14 0 23 3 0 7 121 1.709 10.6 0.3 4.8 7.9 1.64
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/4/2011.

Seems he had elbow ligament surgery in 2008.

And here a couple mentions of Bachanov in prospect lists:

John Sickels’ ’2010 Top 20 Los Angeles Angels Pre-Season Prospects in Review’:

9) Jon Bachanov, RHP, Grade B-:  5.47 ERA with 23/14 K/BB, 1.94 GO/AO in 26 innings for Cedar Rapids, 31 hits. On the DL since late May with a sore elbow, not a good sign for a Tommy John survivor.

Baseball-Intellect’s ‘Looking Back: Angels Top Prospects of 2010 Review’:

9. Jon Bachanov | RHP | Age – 21 | Grade – C+ Having a mediocre year before going down with an injury…red flags from last year included a small sample size of success and how hittable he was despite an excellent K:BB ratio

UPDATE: Some scouting reports:

2010 Halosheaven scouting report:

You’ll see Bachanov rank higher on other lists due to his spectacular return from Tommy John surgery. Unlike most guys breaking in a new elbow, Bachanov showed stunning control over two plus pitches, a low 90′s fastball that touched 96 at times, and a hard-breaking slider.  Over 32.2 rookie ball innings in Arizona and Utah, he walked just 5 batters and fanned 52, resulting in a 10.4 K/BB ratio. Beyond the gaudy ’09 numbers, however, remain questions about his long-term health, his role, and just how well his stuff will play against better competition. …

Angelswinblog 2010 scouting report:

Bachanov has a fastball that sits at 92-93 which he commands well, peaking at 96 mph. The slider is a plus offering that looks to be a true out-pitch. Bachanov also throws a solid changeup, though it’s a pitch seldom uses. …

Angelswin 2008 scouting report:

The Angels 1st selection in the 2007 amateur draft, Bachanov is a big, strong right-hander who could have a commanding presence on the mound. Jon has two average or above pitches right now, with a fastball that has the chance to be a plus pitch. When he’s balanced and in control, he’s dominant. Bachanov can throw his fastball anywhere from 89 mph up to 96 mph. He pitches consistently in the 91-92 mph range. With improved mechanics, it will become a plus pitch. He has a late tail and nice downward plane on his fastball. His curve is more like a slurve and it’s a plus pitch when it’s on. Bachanov has a changeup, but it’s behind the fastball and a breaking pitch at this point. He has a usable cutter. …

2007 Draft scouting report:

Fastball: Bachanov can throw his fastball anywhere from 89 mph up to 96 mph. He pitches consistently in the 91-92 mph range. With improved mechanics, it will become a plus pitch.
FB Movement: He has a late tail and nice downward plane on his fastball.
Curve: It’s a curve/slider/slurve and it’s a plus pitch when it’s on.
Changeup: He has a changeup, but it’s behind the fastball and breaking pitch at this point.
Cutter: Bachanov has a usable cutter.

UPDATE #2: Eddy @ BA:

The Angels’ top pick in the ’07 draft, reliever Jon Bachanov follows the Bobby Jenks career path from Anaheim to Chicago. Though he hasn’t quite reached Jenks-ian proportions, Bachanov does stand in at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and he does bring the heat.

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