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January 14, 2012

Jake Peavy: I didn’t quit on the White Sox; Ozzie did

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 14, 2012 9:00 pm
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Dave Van Dyck:

Saturday, he said, “I know he had a hard time, saying I quit on him, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” Peavy said. “I would never quit on a team. … Ozzie didn’t finish the season with us the last (two) games. So I don’t know who quit on who.”

As J.J. says it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Peavy to say Ozzie checked out much, much earlier than the last two games.

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January 13, 2012

CAIRO 2012 White Sox projections (version 0.4)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 13, 2012 10:00 pm
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SG at the Replacement Level Yankees Weblog published the latest the (version 0.4) 2012 CAIRO projections. Here are the White Sox projections starting with the position players:

mlbamid Last First Age Pos Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO TB GDP HBP SH SF avg obp slg wOBA BR BR/650 BRAA Pos Repl BRAR oWAR
493596 Beckham Gordon 26 2B CHA AL 134 523 466 61 115 26 1 13 53 6 4 40 96 180 8 9 5 4 .247 .315 .387 .310 54 67 -7 2 17 12 1.2
457477 de Aza Alejandro 28 CF CHA AL 63 236 212 32 56 12 2 4 23 9 4 20 44 85 4 2 2 1 .265 .331 .403 .324 27 74 -1 1 8 8 0.8
276055 Dunn Adam 33 DH CHA AL 145 599 504 65 111 24 1 29 79 1 1 95 179 223 10 6 0 3 .221 .354 .442 .353 78 85 9 -14 19 14 1.4
452095 Flowers Tyler 26 C CHA AL 59 233 201 25 44 9 1 9 24 2 1 29 66 82 3 4 1 1 .220 .331 .409 .329 27 75 0 4 7 12 1.2
117244 Konerko Paul 36 1B CHA AL 147 622 538 75 153 27 1 30 95 2 1 70 97 271 13 7 0 8 .285 .370 .504 .377 93 97 20 -11 20 29 2.9
452121 Lillibridge Brent 29 RF CHA AL 77 197 175 28 41 7 1 7 23 7 4 16 51 72 3 3 2 1 .236 .308 .410 .314 21 70 -2 -2 6 3 0.3
543569 Morel Brent 25 3B CHA AL 92 340 313 36 76 15 1 9 33 5 3 22 50 119 7 2 3 2 .244 .295 .381 .297 33 62 -7 1 11 5 0.5
150229 Pierzynski A.J. 36 C CHA AL 115 459 427 43 118 24 1 9 46 2 1 21 44 172 15 4 3 4 .277 .314 .402 .313 48 68 -5 8 15 18 1.8
425567 Rios Alexis 31 CF CHA AL 148 614 568 74 142 28 2 17 67 19 8 38 93 227 20 4 1 5 .250 .301 .399 .306 63 67 -8 2 20 14 1.4
493364 Viciedo Dayan 23 RF CHA AL 80 321 297 35 76 13 0 12 35 3 1 20 59 124 8 3 1 1 .255 .309 .419 .318 35 72 -2 -3 10 5 0.5

A .353 wOBA from Adam Dunn? I’ll take it! I’ll take the .329 wOBA from Tyler Flowers too!

And the pitcher projections:

mlbamid Last First Age Team Lg Role G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF RA ERA FIP RAR WAR
518420 Axelrod Dylan 27 CHA AL SP 22 14 4 6 0 90 100 46 43 8 32 58 4 1 390 4.62 4.28 4.11 13 1.3
430884 Crain Jesse 31 CHA AL RP 68 0 3 4 17 66 56 29 27 7 31 62 1 2 275 4.01 3.65 3.93 10 1.0
433579 Danks John 27 CHA AL SP 25 25 8 10 0 155 157 74 69 17 48 118 5 4 652 4.28 3.99 3.93 29 2.9
425856 Floyd Gavin 29 CHA AL SP 30 30 9 11 0 188 189 90 84 20 53 147 8 10 788 4.30 4.02 3.81 35 3.5
458950 Humber Philip 30 CHA AL SP 18 15 5 6 0 92 102 53 50 14 29 58 3 3 398 5.19 4.87 4.73 8 0.8
349193 Ohman Will 35 CHA AL RP 60 0 3 3 2 49 48 25 23 7 21 45 2 2 212 4.57 4.20 4.31 4 0.4
408241 Peavy Jake 31 CHA AL SP 16 16 6 5 0 98 99 46 45 11 27 82 3 3 409 4.27 4.15 3.70 18 1.8
592665 Reed Addison 24 CHA AL RP 32 0 2 2 0 43 42 19 18 5 15 44 2 1 181 4.03 3.74 3.55 6 0.6
519242 Sale Chris 23 CHA AL RP 48 0 3 3 0 57 45 20 20 5 23 61 2 2 232 3.26 3.16 3.34 13 1.3
519242 Sale Chris 23 CHA AL SP 27 27 11 8 0 164 152 74 69 18 66 151 4 6 672 4.07 3.77 3.86 34 3.4
543819 Stewart Zach 26 CHA AL SP 20 19 4 8 0 109 135 71 67 18 44 65 5 2 488 5.88 5.55 5.31 1 0.1

Chris Sale has 2 projections; one as a starter and one as a reliever. I’ll take the 165 innings (and the 2 more wins above replacement) everyday of the week and twice on Sunday!

Yoenis Cespedes says the White Sox are among the teams with “more interest” in him

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 13, 2012 3:00 pm

MLBTR:

Yoenis Cespedes says the six teams with “more interest” in signing him are the Marlins, Cubs, White Sox, Orioles, Tigers and Indians, tweets Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press. The Cuban outfielder, who struck out in each of his three at bats in the Dominican Winter League last night, will likely become a free agent soon. Cespedes said he isn’t worried that his performance in the Winter League will reduce his bargaining power, Soldevila tweets.

Clay Davenport analyzed Yoenis Cespedes’ case and projected his MLB stats:

Year Tm Lge Age PA AB R H DB TP HR RBI BB SO SB CS BAvg OBP SLG EqBA EqOBA EqSLG EqA RAR WARP Defense MJ Brk Imp Col Att Drp
2012 FA_ NL 26 566 516 74 134 26 2 24 77 46 101 8 3 .260 .325 .457 .263 .330 .471 .279 33.5 4.1 132-CF   1 88 23 53 19 9 0
2013 FA_ NL 27 560 509 75 133 26 2 24 76 47 101 8 3 .261 .329 .462 .262 .332 .467 .280 34.6 4.3 131-CF   1 95 27 48 20 17 0
2014 FA_ NL 28 559 509 75 134 26 2 25 79 46 101 7 3 .263 .329 .470 .264 .333 .475 .282 35.7 4.4 131-CF   1 100 24 48 23 23 8
2015 FA_ NL 29 516 467 69 122 24 2 23 72 45 95 5 2 .261 .331 .469 .262 .335 .475 .283 33.3 4.1 120-CF   1 98 28 47 31 31 20
2016 FA_ NL 30 496 451 63 115 21 1 22 69 41 88 4 2 .255 .323 .452 .256 .327 .461 .276 27.7 3.4 116-CF   1 92 24 37 40 37 24
2017 FA_ NL 31 463 418 60 109 20 1 21 64 41 82 4 2 .261 .333 .464 .262 .337 .474 .282 29.3 3.6 108-CF   1 97 23 42 42 46 29

Check out Davenport’s analysis.

PS. You got to check out Jose Abreu’s 2011 stats: .453/.597/.986 with a 32/58 K /BB ratio in 212 AB.  That’s a 1.983 OPS! The guy hit 33 HR in 212 AB!!

January 12, 2012

Still Way Too Early CAIRO 2012 Projected Standings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 12, 2012 11:30 pm
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Here’s the 2nd version of the extremely early, unset rosters, AL Central CAIRO projections:

TEAM W L RS RA Div WC 1 WC 2 PL%
DET 88.9 73.1 785 702 63.2% 1.78% 14.80% 79.74%
CLE 85.0 77.0 749 706 30.6% 3.40% 9.19% 43.14%
CHA 75.7 86.3 707 789 4.2% 0.15% 1.82% 6.12%
KC 73.5 88.5 682 755 1.8% 0.05% 0.64% 2.44%
MIN 67.4 94.6 715 850 0.4% 0.00% 0.06% 0.46%

BTW, Here’s the 1st version of the CAIRO projections:

TEAM W L RS RA Div WC PL
Tigers 89 73 780 703 54.3% 4.7% 59.0%
Indians 87 75 751 696 40.8% 5.9% 46.6%
White Sox 77 85 723 795 3.3% 1.5% 4.8%
Royals 73 89 684 760 1.6% 0.2% 1.8%
Twins 66 96 698 829 0.0% - -

Seems the loss of Carlos Quentin lowered the White Sox projections a bit. Also, the latest version’s projections feature 2 wildcard teams.

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January 11, 2012

Baseball Instict’s Simon Castro scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2012 10:00 pm
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David Reiffer:

Four-Seam Fastball– Castro fires a low-to-mid-90s four-seamer from a low 3/4 arm slot. The offering features good movement away from left-handed hitters and is a plus pitch.

Slider – The slider is above average at times with sharp late downward movement. Castro lives on the heater/slider combo.

Change-up – The change needs work and, according to reports, needs refining due to a hesitation in his delivery that may tip-off more advanced hitting.

Two-Seam Fastball – Scouts report that this pitch has some movement too but not as much as the four-seamer and with less downward movement. Tops out in the low-90s.

Reiffer says if Don Cooper can straighten out Castro’s command problems, Castro can become a member of the starting rotation.

Marco Paddy signs his first Latin America player for the Whiite Sox: Venezuelan RHP Luis Martinez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2012 9:15 pm
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Ben Bradler:

The White Sox have signed Venezuelan righthander Luis Martinez for $250,000, the organization’s most expensive international signing in recent years.

Martinez, who turns 17 on Jan. 29, is 6-foot-4, 195 pounds and gets good downhill angle on an 88-91 mph fastball that has hit 92, an increase from the 84-88 mph velocity he was showing last summer around July 2. He has a projectable frame with long arms and plenty of room to fill out, so he should have at least a plus fastball in time. Martinez has a solid delivery, a high-70s curveball that is his best secondary pitch and he mixes in a changeup as well. …

Investing in the international market! Refreshing!

Baseball America’s Top 10 White Sox prospects for 2012

Phil Rogers:

1. Addison Reed, rhp
2. Nestor Molina, rhp
3. Simon Castro, rhp
4. Trayce Thompson, of
5. Jake Petricka, rhp
6. Keenyn Walker, of
7. Jhan Marinez, rhp
8. Tyler Saladino, ss
9. Juan Silverio, 3b
10. Ozzie Martinez, ss

White Sox Front Office and sabermetrics

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2012 12:00 am
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Doug Padilla’s chat:

Q: This may be a tough question for you to answer. But, do you have any idea how highly the White Sox FO values sabermetrics?

A: They put a solid emphasis on it. Not saying it’s the deciding factor in all their moves, but they have a guy that works closely with KW to break down those numbers.

“Solid emphasis” would be better than I thought. Hopefully, Padilla is right. Another interesting note:

Q: Whats the biggest difference between Walker and the new hitting coach?

A: Walk was huge on mechanics, passing along what he had learned over the years from some of the greats in the game. He coached the mental side as well, but the word is that Manto will stress the mental side even more. Manto wants you in a great frame of mind to hit, then he will go to work on mechanics.

January 10, 2012

John Danks’ 2012 salary: $500,000

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 10, 2012 11:30 pm
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Short leash for Alex Rios?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 10, 2012 12:10 am
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Scott Merkin’s mailbag:

… If Rios does get off to a slow start, let’s say through April or even a week into May, I don’t think the White Sox will hesitate to go in a different direction.

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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.

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.

January 5, 2012

Baseball America talks about Sox pitching prospects Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 5, 2012 7:30 pm
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Matt Eddy and Nathan Rode have more info on the two pitching prospects the Sox got from Toronto for Jason Frasor:

First 20-year old Myles Jaye:

Jaye signed for $250,000 at the 2010 draft signing deadline and made his pro debut with Bluefield last year. A two-way player in high school, he attracted attention from the Blue Jays with his arm speed, fastball life and command. Jaye sat 85-86 mph and scraped 91 in high school, but he was touching 95 by the time instructional league rolled around in 2010. Tall and lean, Jaye has an athletic delivery. His fastball has good sink to it, but his secondary stuff is a work in progress. He has shown feel for a changeup and started working with a slider in pro ball after using a curve in high school. Jaye offers intriguing upside but is several years away.

Jaye’s 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
2011 19 Bluefield APPY Rk TOR 3 3 .500 3.00 13 9 3 1 0 1 54.0 48 22 18 7 18 0 49 0 1 3 222 1.222 8.0 1.2 3.0 8.2 2.72
1 Season 3 3 .500 3.00 13 9 3 1 0 1 54.0 48 22 18 7 18 0 49 0 1 3 222 1.222 8.0 1.2 3.0 8.2 2.72
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/5/2012.

And 22-year old Daniel Webb:

Webb pulled down $450,000 at the 2009 draft signing deadline as the top pitching prospect from Florida junior college ranks. He neglected to sign with the Diamondbacks as a 12th-round pick out of high school in 2008, a year in which just two prep righties went in the draft’s first round—Ethan Martin and Gerrit Cole. Webb ranked as No. 48 overall draft prospect that year. He has a good pitcher’s frame and a live arm that produces a plus fastball, but most scouts think he’ll eventually move to the bullpen because of his slingy arm action and lack of command. He shows feel for a changeup, but his curveball still needs work.

Webb’s 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
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–A TOR 1 7 .125 4.74 15 15 0 0 0 0 68.1 77 50 36 4 32 0 43 10 1 4 320 1.595 10.1 0.5 4.2 5.7 1.34
2010 20 Auburn NYPL A- TOR 0 6 .000 5.24 13 13 0 0 0 0 56.2 69 43 33 4 26 0 39 9 1 2 270 1.676 11.0 0.6 4.1 6.2 1.50
2010 20 Lansing MIDW A TOR 1 1 .500 2.31 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 8 7 3 0 6 0 4 1 0 2 50 1.200 6.2 0.0 4.6 3.1 0.67
2011 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk TOR 4 5 .444 5.48 19 12 4 0 0 2 67.1 82 53 41 7 24 0 51 6 1 4 305 1.574 11.0 0.9 3.2 6.8 2.13
2011 21 Blue Jays GULF Rk TOR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 21 Lansing MIDW A TOR 4 5 .444 5.59 18 12 3 0 0 2 66.0 80 53 41 7 24 0 51 6 1 3 299 1.576 10.9 1.0 3.3 7.0 2.13
2 Seasons 5 12 .294 5.11 34 27 4 0 0 2 135.2 159 103 77 11 56 0 94 16 2 8 625 1.585 10.5 0.7 3.7 6.2 1.68
A (2 seasons) A 5 6 .455 5.10 20 14 3 0 0 2 77.2 88 60 44 7 30 0 55 7 1 5 349 1.519 10.2 0.8 3.5 6.4 1.83
Rk (1 season) Rk 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
A- (1 season) A- 0 6 .000 5.24 13 13 0 0 0 0 56.2 69 43 33 4 26 0 39 9 1 2 270 1.676 11.0 0.6 4.1 6.2 1.50
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/5/2012.

Alejandro De Aza finishes the DWL regular season with a .619 OPS

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 5, 2012 12:00 pm
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The DWL (Dominican Winter League) regular season is over. Alejandro De Aza had 128 PA and a .198/.313/.306/.619 batting line with 17 BB and 28 K. Fangraph’s SCOUT leaderboard says:

Name Org PA xBB% xK% xHR% BBz Kz HRz SCOUT
Alejandro De Aza TIG 128 11.8% 21.3% 0.8% 0.70 -0.56 -0.41 -0.09

Like J.J. said at least De Aza’s plate discipline numbers Are similar to the ones he had with the Sox last year (17 BB, 34 K in 171 PA).

Wondering who’s atop the SCOUT leaderboard?

Name Org PA xBB% xK% xHR% BBz Kz HRz SCOUT
Ricardo Nanita TOR 134 11.5% 9.9% 2.8% 0.63 1.48 0.93 1.01

Ricardo Nanita. That’s a familiar name!

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