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August 12, 2011

Pitch F/X for Zach Stewart

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2011 10:44 pm
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8/12:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stewart(L, 1-2) 6.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 3.68
Ohman 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.96
Frasor 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.64
Thornton 1.1 3 3 3 0 2 1 4.02
Totals 9.0 11 5 5 3 6 2 3.81

Zach Stewart:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.72 94.5 -5.01 8.26 59 40 / 67.80% 3 / 5.08% -1.7312 0.416
CH (Changeup) 84.03 85.3 -5.60 6.24 3 2 / 66.67% 1 / 33.33% -0.0399 0.446
SL (Slider) 82.49 86.8 6.27 -0.57 24 18 / 75.00% 3 / 12.50% 1.5214 0.457
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 89.25 89.8 -8.85 6.88 2 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0982 0.428
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 20 13 65.00 20 0.738
2 14 10 71.43 34 -0.848
3 11 6 54.55 45 -0.518
4 9 8 88.89 54 -0.848
5 10 7 70.00 64 -0.834
6 11 9 81.82 75 1.109
7 13 7 53.85 88 1.050

5 non-fastball/slider pitchers. A tiny tiny bit better from start #1.

Another plus: “Groundouts-flyouts Stewart 10-4.” Last time it was “Groundouts-flyouts: Stewart 13-1.”

Cy Chen strikes again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2011 10:19 pm

8/12:

Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chen(W, 7-5) 6.0 1 0 0 3 4 0 4.15
Coleman, L(H, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.68
Holland, G(S, 2) 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.70
Totals 9.0 3 1 1 5 5 0 4.42

Pitch F/X inside

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Smells Like Mascot: Mustache Ride

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2011 2:00 pm
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Carl’s latest:

http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/08/mustache-ride.html

August 10, 2011

The 5-man rotation returns

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2011 11:00 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

But pitching coach Don Cooper believes a decision will be made by Saturday, with the likelihood of a five-man rotation returning.

“More than likely, and this is not official, we move one of the guys to the bullpen,” Cooper said. “We have off-days coming up, and that’s too many days off for a lot of guys.

“We are looking at it and we are going to reassess and see what we have to do. Right now, it is what it is through Sunday.”

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August 8, 2011

2012 Interleague opponents: Brewers, Astros at home, St. Louis, Los Angeles at the road (plus Crosstown series)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 8, 2011 11:00 pm

Gonzales @ CT:

According to a rough draft of the 2012 schedule, the Sox will open the regular season on the road at Texas and play the Tigers in their home opener. They will play interleague home series against the Brewers, Astros and Cubs, and away series at St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Cubs.

Has Jake Peavy turned the corner?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 8, 2011 3:00 pm
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Axisa @ FG:

Injuries and the shift into a tougher park in the tougher league have caused Peavy’s career to stall over the last two years or so, but he’s shown signs of getting back on track over his last four starts. He dominated the weak-hitting Twins yesterday (8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) and more than held his own against the Yankees earlier in the week (7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K), and the good news that he’s consistently throwing 100+ pitches without showing signs of falling off in the later innings. He had a problem once his pitch count got past 75-80 earlier in the year and last season as well.

Seems like Peavy is slowly getting his strength back after last season’s injury.

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John Sickels talks about Addison Reed

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 8, 2011 2:00 pm
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Sickels @ MLBall:

[Addison] Reed threw 88-92 MPH last year when used as a starter for the Aztecs, but in the bullpen he threw 91-95 MPH in the Pioneer League and has been a tick higher this year, in the 94-97 range. He has outstanding command of the fastball, and mixes it with a superb slider, one of the best breaking pitches in the minors. His changeup is inconsistent, but in the bullpen the fastball/slider combination has been enough for him to dominate. His ratios have remained excellent at every level, with no deterioration in his K/BB or K/IP ratios. Although Reed has saved just three games this year, he has the command, stuff, and mound presence to close games.

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
2010 21 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 1 0 1.000 1.80 13 2 3 0 0 1 30.0 17 7 6 1 6 0 44 2 0 1 115 0.767 5.1 0.3 1.8 13.2 7.33
2011 22 4 Teams 4 Lgs A+-AA-A-AAA CHW 2 1 .667 1.40 36 0 13 0 0 3 64.1 37 13 10 2 12 0 96 3 0 4 245 0.762 5.2 0.3 1.7 13.4 8.00
2011 22 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 0 0 1.12 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 11 0 0 1 29 0.625 4.5 0.0 1.1 12.4 11.00
2011 22 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 2 0 1.000 1.59 15 0 4 0 0 1 28.1 21 8 5 1 4 0 39 2 0 3 114 0.882 6.7 0.3 1.3 12.4 9.75
2011 22 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 0 1 .000 0.87 13 0 7 0 0 2 20.2 10 2 2 0 6 0 33 1 0 0 77 0.774 4.4 0.0 2.6 14.4 5.50
2011 22 Charlotte IL AAA CHW 0 0 2.45 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 13 0 0 0 25 0.409 2.5 1.2 1.2 16.0 13.00
2 Seasons 3 1 .750 1.53 49 2 16 0 0 4 94.1 54 20 16 3 18 0 140 5 0 5 360 0.763 5.2 0.3 1.7 13.4 7.78
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/8/2011.

August 7, 2011

Wow, the last sweep in Minnessota was in 2004

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 7, 2011 10:00 pm

Ballantini @ CSN:

It had been more than seven years since the White Sox last swept the Twins in Minnesota, and it was during that series in 2004 when the Pale Hose last clobbered four longballs in one game as well.

Draft pick signings note

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 7, 2011 9:30 pm
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After Fundman’s helpful suggestion, I decided to put links to the ‘Sox sign pick X has signed’ posts in the list of the players the Sox drafted.

Day 1-2 picks

Day 3 picks

August 6, 2011

Pitch F/X for tonight’s Zach Stewart start

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2011 10:40 pm
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Pitch F/X tool:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 91.99 94.9 -3.45 7.28 50 37 / 74.00% 2 / 4.00% 0.3980 0.406
CH (Changeup) 83.60 83.6 -2.18 8.22 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2348 0.441
SL (Slider) 84.33 87.1 5.90 -0.24 28 17 / 60.71% 1 / 3.57% 0.1354 0.443
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 13 9 69.23 13 -0.019
2 15 12 80.00 28 -0.335
3 5 4 80.00 33 -0.834
4 13 7 53.85 46 -0.518
5 17 11 64.71 63 0.772
6 12 9 75.00 75 0.767
7 4 3 75.00 79 0.465

Graphs inside

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White Sox sign 25th round draft pick RHP Chris Devenski

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2011 10:00 pm
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The White Sox have signed 2011 25th round pick RHP Chris Devenski:

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6’03″
Weight: 200
Born: 1990-11-13
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Class:  Junior

Devenski was assigned to Great Falls.

Baseball America’s scouting report:

So does Devenski, a converted shortstop who transferred from Golden West JC. He fell out of favor early in the year before coming on again a bit in the second half, though he had a 4.98 ERA in 22 innings through 15 appearances on the spring. Devenski ran his fastball up to 94 mph in the fall, but he’s been more 90-92 and straight this spring, and there were outings when he worked in the high 80s. His slider and changeup are serviceable.

Here are his College Stats:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2011 4.98 2-0 15-0 0 0/1 2 21.2 29 12 12 8 26 9 1 0 88 .330 0 0 1 0 1

He was in Golden West College before:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 4.61 8-1 12-11 1 0/0 0 66.1 64 39 34 25 68 10 3 4 258 .248 4 6 3 1 1
2009 13.03 1-1 4-2 0 0/0 0 9.2 18 16 14 7 8 0 1 2 40 .450 3 3 0 2 1

He tried swinging the bat (played SS) in Golden West too:

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2010 .338 17-17 65 17 22 5 0 2 15 33 .508 5 0 10 0 .375 2 1 4-4 19 43 3 .954
2009 .273 35-32 121 20 33 3 2 4 19 52 .430 12 3 25 0 .350 1 1 2-5 64 103 11 .938

August 5, 2011

Is Paul Konerko sending a message to Alex Rios?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 5, 2011 11:41 pm
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Gonzales @ CT:

Paul Konerko recalled how he salvaged his 2003 season, when he batted .197 in a poor first half but elected to make some changes under new hitting coach Greg Walker and raised his average by 37 points.

It’s tough because in the second half, I felt I was as good as any hitter in the field, and you look up and you’re hitting .220,” Konerko said. “But I told myself I’m going to survive. People need to gain a little perspective on the outside.”

And it may be working:

Alex Rios said he’s started the process of revamping his batting stance in an effort to resurrect his production.

Rios, who didn’t start for the White Sox on Friday night for the second consecutive game, said he has moved his hands away from the middle of his body and said he will continue this if he feels aggressive and comfortable.

This is the start of a process that Rios hopes won’t require the entire offseason to get comfortable with. …

Frank Thomas suggested to Rios to change his batting stance last Sunday:

For Rios, on the other hand, Thomas suggested an entire overhaul of his plate approach.

“Right now, he’s fighting himself,” Thomas said. “For me, I would change that stance. We talked about it the other day. There’s nothing wrong with going in the cage and messing around with it. We saw one of the most successful players to ever play this game, Cal Ripken, he had a new stance every week. I told Alex, the bottom line is hitting the baseball. Go in the cage and figure something out, Get comfortable, because he’s not comfortable right now.”

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Stephen Colbert’s playground until Friday 11:59 pm ET.

Filed under: MLB,Uncategorized — The Wizard @ August 5, 2011 10:24 pm
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Brian Bruney DFA’d; Zach Stewart to start tomorrow

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 5, 2011 10:10 pm
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Stewart made 1 start after being traded, Sunday with Charlotte:

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stewart (L, 0-1) 6.1 10 3 3 0 5 0 4.26
Reed 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.45

Smells Like Mascot: Two Crashes

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 5, 2011 3:00 pm
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Carl’s latest:

http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/08/two-crashes.html

Carl’s on fire!

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