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January 8, 2012

BaseballInstinct looks at Sox prospect RHP Nestor Molina

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 8, 2012 8:00 pm
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BaseballInstinct:

75°. Nestor Molina, RHP, White Sox, 1/9/1989 - Molina’s best pitch is a 91-93 mph fastball that he commands very well. With just 16 walks in 130.1 innings in 2011 he’s a pitcher who hits his spots and doesn’t beat himself. He works fastballs low and outside painting the black and uses a sinker to get ground balls and a slider as an out pitch. His 4 seam is an average pitch with plus command, but the sinker is a plus pitch with movement and command. He slid right into the top of the White Sox SP prospect ranks. While he isn’t an Ace type, his pitch mix and command make him a nice bet to fill out the #4 spot in a rotation. His frame is a little small, so workhorse #3 is unlikely, but sometimes pitchers are just better than their peripherals. Molina is one of those guys. ETA 2013.

Stats:

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
2007 18 Blue Jays 2 DOSL FRk TOR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2008 19 Blue Jays 2 DOSL FRk TOR 4 1 .800 0.96 20 0 17 0 0 4 37.1 30 6 4 1 5 0 27 0 0 2 147 0.938 7.2 0.2 1.2 6.5 5.40
2009 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- TOR 3 1 .750 1.67 17 2 5 0 0 1 43.0 40 11 8 1 5 0 38 1 1 2 171 1.047 8.4 0.2 1.0 8.0 7.60
2009 20 Blue Jays GULF Rk TOR 3 0 1.000 1.69 15 2 5 0 0 1 37.1 31 8 7 0 4 0 32 1 1 1 143 0.938 7.5 0.0 1.0 7.7 8.00
2009 20 Auburn NYPL A- TOR 0 1 .000 1.59 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 28 1.765 14.3 1.6 1.6 9.5 6.00
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ TOR 8 2 .800 3.11 39 2 13 0 0 4 81.0 71 35 28 4 20 1 64 0 0 2 329 1.123 7.9 0.4 2.2 7.1 3.20
2010 21 Lansing MIDW A TOR 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
2010 21 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 0 0 2.08 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 20 1.615 14.5 0.0 0.0 6.2
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TOR 12 3 .800 2.21 26 23 1 0 0 0 130.1 114 39 32 8 16 0 148 1 1 5 512 0.997 7.9 0.6 1.1 10.2 9.25
2011 22 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 10 3 .769 2.58 21 18 1 0 0 0 108.1 102 37 31 8 14 0 115 1 0 3 432 1.071 8.5 0.7 1.2 9.6 8.21
2011 22 New Hampshire EL AA TOR 2 0 1.000 0.41 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.0 12 2 1 0 2 0 33 0 1 2 80 0.636 4.9 0.0 0.8 13.5 16.50
5 Seasons 27 7 .794 2.21 103 27 37 0 0 9 292.2 255 91 72 14 47 1 277 2 2 11 1162 1.032 7.8 0.4 1.4 8.5 5.89
FRk (2 seasons) FRk 4 1 .800 0.94 21 0 18 0 0 4 38.1 30 6 4 1 6 0 27 0 0 2 150 0.939 7.0 0.2 1.4 6.3 4.50
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 10 3 .769 2.56 23 18 2 0 0 0 112.2 109 41 32 8 14 0 118 1 0 3 452 1.092 8.7 0.6 1.1 9.4 8.43
A (1 season) A 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
AA (1 season) AA 2 0 1.000 0.41 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.0 12 2 1 0 2 0 33 0 1 2 80 0.636 4.9 0.0 0.8 13.5 16.50
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 0 1.000 1.69 15 2 5 0 0 1 37.1 31 8 7 0 4 0 32 1 1 1 143 0.938 7.5 0.0 1.0 7.7 8.00
A- (1 season) A- 0 1 .000 1.59 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 28 1.765 14.3 1.6 1.6 9.5 6.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/8/2012.
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