Dayan Viciedo, Charlotte (119 games): The strong-armed if not very rangy Viciedo has made his name with his bat. He batted .325 before the All-Star break, then scuffled after it. [Assistant director of player development and scouting Del] Matthews pointed to Viciedo’s improved strikeout-to-walk ratio of 83-45 as a sure sign of progress. A second straight season with an even 20 homers is a good omen too.”The prodigious power is well documented, and he’s really becoming a complete hitter,” Matthews said of Viciedo, to whom the club handed a four-year, $10 million contract in December 2008. “This year, in Triple-A, he was able to be more selective … and really develop some patience. … He doesn’t have to swing at 100 percent; he can swing at 80 percent and the ball is still going to go just as far.”
McEwing concurred: “It was a tremendous growth year for him, just getting the at-bats. … The biggest adjustment he has made is not leaving the strike zone and making pitchers come for him.”
Viciedo finished 2011 in the bigs, where he had mixed results in 29 games for the Sox.
“We have a good feeling about Dayan,” added Matthews, “and we’re hoping that ‘The Cuban Tank’ is an impact player here in right field in Chicago for years to come.”
|2009||20||CHW-min||AA||130||540||504||72||141||20||0||12||78||5||2||23||89||.280||.317||.391||.708||197||12||7||0||6||4||BIR · SOUL|
|2010||21||CHW-min||AAA||86||363||343||42||94||15||0||20||47||1||1||11||78||.274||.308||.493||.801||169||16||6||3||0||1||CHR · IL|
|2011||22||CHW-min||AAA||119||505||452||60||134||28||0||20||78||2||1||45||83||.296||.364||.491||.856||222||10||5||0||3||6||CHR · IL|
|162 Game Avg.||162||530||498||68||140||24||0||15||46||5||0||27||116||.282||.324||.417||.742||99||208||22||5||0||0||0|
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