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January 6, 2012

Fangraphs’ David Golebiewski talks about Dayan Viciedo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 6, 2012 3:00 pm
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David Golebiewski:

While the White Sox lack many (any?) blue-chip talents, the man replacing Quentin in right field, Dayan Viciedo, should be on your radar. Viciedo is young, powerful, increasingly selective at the plate and will benefit from taking aim at the U.S. Cellular Field bleachers. …

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BaseballInstinct looks at Sox prospects OF Trayce Thompson, SS Tyler Saladino, and RHP Addison Reed

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 6, 2012 12:15 pm
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BaseballInstinct:

123°. Addison Reed, RHP, White Sox, 12/27/1988  -Chris Sale part deux? It sure seems that way. Clearly, with the White Sox dealing Santos and pushing Sale to the rotation they feel that they have the real deal in Reed. You fantasy baseball types out there may want to remember this come auction/draft day or make a push for trading for him in those keeper leagues with farm systems. ETA 2012.

Reed’s 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
2010 21 CHW-min Rk 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 GRF · PION
2011 22 CHW-min A+,AAA,AA,A 2 1 .667 1.26 43 0 15 0 0 5 78.1 43 14 11 3 14 0 111 3 0 6 293 0.728 4.9 0.3 1.6 12.8 7.93 WSM,CHR,BIR,KAN · CARL,IL,SOUL,SALL
2011 22 CHW AL 0 0 3.68 6 0 2 0 0 0 7.1 10 3 3 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 33 120 1.500 12.3 1.2 1.2 14.7 12.00
1 Season 0 0 3.68 6 0 2 0 0 0 7.1 10 3 3 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 33 120 1.500 12.3 1.2 1.2 14.7 12.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.68 68 0 23 0 0 0 83 113 34 34 11 11 0 136 0 0 0 374 120 1.500 12.3 1.2 1.2 14.7 12.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/6/2012.

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151° . Tyler Saladino, SS, White Sox, 7/20/1989 - Tyler Saladino has done nothing but hit in his pro career since being drafted out of Oral Roberts in the seventh round of 2010. He boasts unusual power for a shortstop, slugging 16 home runs in just 102 games in the pitcher-friendly Carolina League, ranking third in the circuit in slugging percentage (.501). He also hit 26 doubles and nine triples, and he brings a solid approach to the plate that allowed him to post a .363 OBP. There are some concerns about his defense at shortstop, but he should at least be able to handle second base at a major league level.  Saladino remains underrated; he’s not a flashy player, but he has a very good bat for the middle infield. In a system where most of the position players have serious question marks in at least one area of the game, his well-rounded skill-set is refreshing. ETA 2014.

Saladino’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 18 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 48 187 173 17 44 9 1 1 21 0 2 9 25 .254 .291 .335 .626 58 7 0 5 0 0
2011 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 63 252 234 21 79 16 1 0 34 2 1 14 31 .338 .381 .415 .795 97 2 3 0 1 0
2011 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 20 78 73 10 28 7 1 0 13 2 0 2 12 .384 .410 .507 .917 37 2 2 0 1 0
2011 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 43 174 161 11 51 9 0 0 21 0 1 12 19 .317 .368 .373 .740 60 0 1 0 0 0
2 Seasons 111 439 407 38 123 25 2 1 55 2 3 23 56 .302 .343 .381 .724 155 9 3 5 1 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/1/2012.

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156°. Trayce Thompson, OF, White Sox, 3/15/1991 – Trayce Thompson slugged his way to this spot on the list, bashing 24 homers and 36 doubles with Low-A Kannapolis. A very athletic player who is just beginning to harness his potential, Thompson also walks at a good clip, with 60 free passes in 136 games. He may slow down too much to be a center fielder, but he should be a very good defender in right field, and he has the power bat to carry that position as well. His Achilles’ heel is the strikeout, as he whiffed 172 times this past year.  Thompson probably has the most upside of any position player in the system, between his power and athleticism, but the strikeouts are a serious problem that will need a lot of work. A comparable player is Dodgers outfielder Kyle Russell, who has a similar build, athletic ability, and statistical profile, and the proverbial jury is still out on Russell even as he’s advanced to Triple-A. ETA 2015.

Thompson’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 60 254 213 47 65 17 1 3 24 5 4 27 56 .305 .390 .437 .826 93 3 5 5 4 0
2010 20 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 13 56 48 7 14 3 0 1 6 1 2 5 12 .292 .364 .417 .780 20 0 1 1 1 0
2010 20 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 47 198 165 40 51 14 1 2 18 4 2 22 44 .309 .397 .442 .839 73 3 4 4 3 0
2011 21 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 102 464 397 75 107 26 9 16 55 7 7 51 90 .270 .363 .501 .864 199 9 9 4 3 1
2 Seasons 162 718 610 122 172 43 10 19 79 12 11 78 146 .282 .372 .479 .851 292 12 14 9 7 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/6/2012.

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