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February 23, 2012

Predicting the next next Jose Bautista

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 23, 2012 9:30 pm
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Lewis Pollis @ BTB:

… Now that we’ve established that this system is foolproof, let’s take a look at the 2011 HR/FB leaderboard, where we’ll undoubtedly find our 2012 breakout star:

1. Mike Napoli
2. Prince Fielder
3. Logan Morrison
4. Mark Reynolds
5. Pablo Sandoval
6. Adrian Beltre
7. Brent Morel
8. Michael Morse
9. Ian Kinsler
10. Ryan Braun

Where do we start? Napoli, Fielder, Reynolds, and Braun have already established themselves as among the best power hitters in the game. Kinsler, Sandoval, Beltre, and now Morse have all shown good-to-great pop in the past too. Morrison doesn’t exactly strike fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers, but he’s a 24-year-old with a history of slugging in the minor leagues and a solid track record in the majors so far.

That leaves only one option: Brent Morel. He’s not a perfect fit with Zobrist, Bautista and Morse—this will be his age-25 season so a significant improvement wouldn’t be seen as coming out of nowhere, and having appeared on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list he’s of a higher pedigree than his breakout predecessors. …

Herm Schneider is in the best shape of his life

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 23, 2012 12:00 am
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No kidding, he really is:

The most noticeable change among the Sox’s traveling party was trainer Herm Schneider, who declined to disclose how much weight he lost this winter.

Daryl Van Schouwen says it’s 70 pounds:

BTW, here’s a picture of Herm from August of 2011:

Good job Herm!

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