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July 22, 2011

Baseball America talks about Dayan Viciedo and Jared Mitchell

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 22, 2011 10:50 pm
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Both are mentioned in BA’s ‘Prospect Hot Sheet.’ That sounds good. Unfortunately, it’s the ‘Not so hot sheet’ section for both:

Dayan Viciedo, rf, White Sox. Viciedo went 1-for-4, reached on an error and scored a run in the Triple-A all-star game, but those are just warm memories with the way he’s played since that exhibition game. The 22-year-old masher has done anything but in his last seven games for Charlotte, going 3-for-25 (.120) with nary an extra-base hit. The silver lining: Viciedo has drawn five walks (one intentional) and struck out three times in that timeframe.

Jared Mitchell, cf, White Sox. The 23rd overall pick in 2009, Mitchell won national championships in football and baseball with Louisiana State and took home most outstanding player honors at the ’09 College World Series. He ranked as Chicago’s top prospect heading into 2010 and was one of the most athletic players at White Sox camp that spring—but then he tore a tendon in his left ankle, forcing him to miss all of last season. Now 22, Mitchell has struggled mightily to make contact with high Class A Winston-Salem, striking out 128 times in his first 91 games. He hit rock bottom this past week, going 1-for-22 with 11 strikeouts. Mitchell has shown some pop upon his return—37 of his 77 hits have gone for extra bases—but his speed appears to have tapered off as he is just 6-for-10 in stolen bases. It’s shaping up as an uphill battle for Mitchell to return to elite prospect status.

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2 Comments »

  1. everyone goes into slumps, so viciedo will be fine. hopefully he gets hot when it’s time to bring him up.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 23, 2011 @ July 23, 2011 9:31 am | Reply

    • yeah, it’s just a slump. mitchell’s case is much more serious…

      Comment by The Wizard — July 23, 2011 @ July 23, 2011 9:37 pm | Reply


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