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October 5, 2011

John Sickels talks about Chris Sale, Zach Stewart, and Brent Morel

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 5, 2011 10:40 pm
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John Sickels reviews his pre-season prospect lists (the bold part of the quote is from the pre-season list):

6) Chris Sale, LHP, Chicago White Sox, Grade A: 2.79 ERA with 79/27 K/BB in 71 major league innings, just 52 hits, eight saves. Another successful debut, and I think he will do well as a starter.

2011 Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2011 22 CHW AL 2 2 .500 2.79 58 0 17 0 0 8 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 2 0 2 288 152 1.113 6.6 0.8 3.4 10.0 2.93
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Generated 10/5/2011.

and

33) Zach Stewart, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays, Grade B+:  4.20 ERA with 79/27 K/BB in 101 innings in Double-A/Triple-A. Traded to White Sox, went 2-6, 5.88 with 45/18 K/BB in 67 major league innings, 90 hits. Capable of better, but not going to be an ace or rotation anchor.

2011 Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2011 24 TOT AL 2 6 .250 5.88 13 11 1 1 1 0 67.1 90 44 44 11 18 2 45 2 1 2 297 72 1.604 12.0 1.5 2.4 6.0 2.50
2011 24 TOR AL 0 1 .000 4.86 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 26 9 9 2 5 1 10 1 1 1 75 89 1.860 14.0 1.1 2.7 5.4 2.00
2011 24 CHW AL 2 5 .286 6.22 10 8 1 1 1 0 50.2 64 35 35 9 13 1 35 1 0 1 222 68 1.520 11.4 1.6 2.3 6.2 2.69
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2011.

and from the review of the hitting prospects (the bold part of the quote is from the pre-season list):

33) Brent Morel, 3B, Chicago White Sox, Grade B: Hit .245/.287/.366 with 10 homers, 22 walks, 57 strikeouts in 413 major league at-bats. Capable of better, could sneak up on us in a year or two.

2011 Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 24 CHW AL 126 444 413 44 101 18 1 10 41 5 4 22 57 .245 .287 .366 .653 76 151 8 3 5 1 0 *5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2011.

Surprise candidate!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 5, 2011 3:00 am
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Gordon Wittenmyer:

Depending on the day, the source or the direction the wind blows, Martinez or Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is the favorite to land Guillen’s old job. Terry Francona’s sudden availability adds a high-profile wrinkle to the mix, and there’s some talk of a surprise off-the-radar candidate.

Jim Thome is coming back!

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