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November 4, 2010

AFL Game #21: Phoenix Desert Dogs @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 4, 2010 1:25 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. Jared Mitchell starts at CF and Eduardo Escobar at DH for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Escobar went 3-6 with a 2B and a 3B. Eduardo won’t bake down!

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar DH 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .377
Mitchell CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .17

BATTING
2B: Escobar (4, Evans).
3B: Escobar (4, Cishek).
TB: Escobar 6.

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carter, A 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 5.14

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-2.
Batters faced: Carter, A 6.

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 4, 2010 12:44 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL: Saguaros): 3-for-5, 3B, R, RBI. This has to slow down at some point, right? Up to .366/.416/.662 in 18 games.

No, don’t slow down Eduardo.

November 3, 2010

AFL Game #20: Peoria Saguaros @ Phoenix Desert Dogs [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 3, 2010 1:49 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. Eduardo Escobar starts at SS and Jason Bour starts at C for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: 3-5 with a 3B for Escobar:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .366
Bour C 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .357

BATTING
2B: Bour (4, Luetge).
3B: Escobar (3, Merklinger).
TB: Escobar 5; Bour 2.

FIELDING
PB: Bour (3).
DP: (Negron-Escobar-Ruiz).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mabee 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.64

Pitches-strikes: Mabee 38-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mabee 4-2.
Batters faced: Mabee 10.

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 3, 2010 1:03 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL Saguaros): 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI. One of the better fielding shortstops in the minors has made six errors already in AFL; if this is a real offensive step forward, he’s one of the best prospects in the system.

November 2, 2010

Three White Sox prospecs named to AFL’s Rising Stars All-Star Game [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 3:06 pm
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Reifert:

Farmhands Anthony Carter (RHP), Eduardo Escobar (INF) and Jared Mitchell (OF) named to AFL Rising Stars All-Star Game roster.

Mayo @ MLB:

This year’s version of the Rising Stars Game, edition No. 5, will take place this Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Arizona time (6:06 first pitch) at Surprise Stadium. And if last year’s game is any indication, any baseball fan worth his or her salt will either head to Arizona or tune in to find out what the big leagues will look like in 2011.

For the second straight year, the game will be streamed on MLB.com and shown on MLB Network. Anyone watching will see at least one Major League prospect and many former first-round picks — from all 30 big league organizations. The teams will be split into the two AFL divisions — East and West. Tickets for the game are just $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and youth (17 and under). They will be available at the Surprise Stadium box office beginning at 5 p.m. It’s open seating, so it’s first-come, first-served in terms of where a fan catches all of the action.

UPDATE: The broadcast will be free:

Some of Major League Baseball’s top prospects will be featured in Arizona Fall League matchups on MLB Network and MLB.com. MLB Network’s Dave Valle and Daron Sutton, who calls play-by-play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, will call the fifth annual Rising Stars Game on Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Surprise Stadium. Valle will be joined by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger in the broadcast both for the 19th annual AFL Championship game on Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET live from Scottsdale Stadium. MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, will co-produce and provide free live and on-demand video streams of the two games.

AFL Game #19: Mesa Solar Sox @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 1:53 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 75 degrees, sunny. Eduardo Escobar starts at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Two doubles and a triple for Escobar. The guy is on fire!

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 5 2 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 .348

BATTING
2B: Escobar 2 (3, Carson, Fish).
3B: Escobar (2, McKiernan).
TB: Escobar 8.

FIELDING
E: Escobar (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Parmelee-Escobar-Parmelee, Lu-Negron, Escobar-Negron-Parmelee).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carter, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 2-0.
Batters faced: Carter, A 3.

November 1, 2010

AFL Game #18: Peoria Saguaros @ Mesa Solar Sox [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 1, 2010 1:41 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 84 degrees, clear. Jared Mitchell starts at CF, Eduardo Escobar at 2B, and Johnny Lowe is the starting pitcher for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: A single for Jared Mitchell:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311
Mitchell CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .196

BATTING
TB: Mitchell.

FIELDING
E: Escobar (5, throw).
DP: 2 (Escobar-Negron-Ruiz 2).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe (L, 0-3) 2.0 6 6 5 3 0 0 15.68
Leesman 1.0 4 2 2 0 2 0 11.37

Pitches-strikes: Lowe 54-27, Leesman 26-16.
Groundouts-flyouts
: Lowe 4-2, Leesman 0-1.
Batters faced
: Lowe 15, Leesman 7.

October 30, 2010

AFL Game #17: Peoria Saguaros @ Scottsdale Scorpions [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 1:48 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. I don’t see any Sox prospects in the starting lineups.

UPDATE: With 2 K today, Antony Carter now has 10 K to 0 BB in 5 innings:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bour C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444

BATTING
2B: Bour (3, Stoffel, J).
TB: Bour 2.

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carter, A 1.0 4 3 3 0 2 0 5.40

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Carter, A 1-1.

October 29, 2010

AFL Game #16: Surprise Rafters @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 29, 2010 7:40 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 72 degrees, clear. Jared Mitchell starts at LF and Eduardo Escobar at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Eduardo Escobar hit his 4th HR in the AFL:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .333
Bour C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Mitchell LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .188

BATTING

2B: Bour (2, King, B).
HR: Escobar (4, 4th inning off Montgomery, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Escobar 5; Bour 2. 

FIELDING
E: Escobar (4, missed catch).
DP: (Negron-Escobar-Ruiz).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leesman 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 10.13
Mabee 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.37

Pitches-strikes
: Leesman 26-13, Mabee 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Leesman 2-0, Mabee 2-1.
Batters faced: Leesman 7, Mabee 3.

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 29, 2010 2:58 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL: Sagauros): 2-for-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, K. The more scouts see him, the more there is too like with plus defense and enough hitting ability to play every day.

UPDATE: Goldstein, also, twitted:

Scout [in Arizona] also confirmed man-crush of White Sox SS Eduardo Escobar. “Real skills on both sides of the ball”

Very similar things to what Buford reported on his post yesterday.

October 28, 2010

AFL Game #15: Phoenix Desert Dogs @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 28, 2010 2:36 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. Jared Mitchell starts at CF and Eduardo Escobar at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: A triple for Escobar and Mitchell reaches the Mendoza line!

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 .321
Mitchell CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200

BATTING

3B: Escobar (1, Banuelos).
TB: Escobar 4; Mitchell.

FIELDING
DP: (Escobar-Negron-Parmelee).

Jared Mitchell says his ankle is 99% of the way to full strength

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 28, 2010 2:08 pm
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Gonzales:

“It’s about 99 percent right now,” Mitchell, the White Sox’s first round pick in the 2009 draft, said Thursday. “The rest of it is stuff you really can’t see from the outside looking in. It’s stuff I can feel. It’s just strengthening. I’ll be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around. It’s doing good right now.”

“Making turns are pretty good,” Mitchell said. “The only thing that bothers me a little bit is making a left-hand turn. I get a little bit of pain on the outside of my ankle. It’s just working through that. It’s getting better every day.

“I haven’t lost any speed. Everything will be fine. Right now my focus is getting at-bats, getting a chance to play and get acclimated to the game again.”

October 27, 2010

AFL Game #14: Peoria Saguaros @ Surprise Rafters [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 27, 2010 1:56 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy. Jared Mitchell starts at LF and Eduardo Escobar at 2B for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Mitchell got a hit!

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306
Mitchell LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195

BASERUNNING
CS: Escobar (2, 2nd base by Hurley, E/Perez, Sa). 

FIELDING
DP: (Negron-Escobar-Ruiz).

Kevin Goldstein: Eduardo Escobar is the real deal

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 27, 2010 12:50 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL: Saguaros): 2-for-3, HR (3), 2 R, 2 RBI.

Shortstop prospects who really are shortstops are a rarity, and it’s surprising the Escobar doesn’t warrant more attention. The 21 year-old Venezuelan has above-average range and a plus-plus arm, and his bat started to show some signs of life in 2010, as Escobar showed a surprising ability to drive balls into the gap. In a system desperate for prospects, as a good defender with some offensive value, Escobar is the real deal.

and from Phil Rogers:

Reports from the Arizona Fall League on rehabbing White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell are mixed, at best. He has been healthy enough to play, which is the best sign, but the torn tendon in his ankle does appear to be impacting his play. Through Tuesday he was batting .184 in 11 games, and had struck out in 11 of his 38 at-bats. Any impact on Mitchell‘s speed is a bad thing, as the ability to get on base and create havoc made him projectable as a leadoff man, but he has shown that speed only once so far, on a triple. He’s 0-for-1 on stolen-base attempts. Shortstop Eduardo Escobar, on the other hand, is looking great in the AFL. He’s a switch hitter with strong fielding skills and he’s hitting .333 with three homers in 12 games.

October 26, 2010

AFL Game #13: Mesa Solar Sox @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 26, 2010 1:58 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 75 degrees, sunny. Eduardo Escobar starts at SS and Johnny Lowe is the starting pitcher for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 18-9:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333
Bour C 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333

BATTING

HR: Escobar (3, 5th inning off Brummett, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Escobar 5; Bour 3.

FIELDING
E: Escobar 2 (3, fielding, fielding).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe (L, 0-2) 2.1 7 5 5 1 2 1 14.04
Mabee 1.1 4 5 0 2 1 0 13.50
Leesman 0.1 3 3 1 1 0 0 8.31

Pitches-strikes
: Lowe 61-38, Mabee 47-25, Leesman 19-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe 3-2, Mabee 2-1, Leesman 1-0.
Batters faced: Lowe 15, Mabee 11, Leesman 6.
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