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May 14, 2010

Looking at possible Andruw Jones destinations

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 14, 2010 2:40 pm
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MLBTR:

Was a better bargain than Andruw Jones signed this winter? The White Sox added him on a one-year deal worth $500K, and all he’s given them so far is a batting line of .260/.360/.604. … The problem is, this hasn’t allowed the White Sox to move into contention. Thanks to a 14-20 start, combined with Minnesota’s 22-12 beginning, Chicago is already eight games out, with Memorial Day still weeks away. So it may well be that the White Sox can, and should flip Jones to a contending team down the stretch. And that reasonable short-term deal means some of the smaller-market contenders are likely to be in the Jones sweepstakes.

MLBTR lists Washington, Cincinnati, San Diego, Oakland and Seattle as possible destinations.

Fangraphs isn’t confident Andruw will keep up his current level of performance though.

BTW, go here for prospect lists for every MLB team.

May 10, 2010

Ken Rosenthal’s players who could be traded

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 10, 2010 10:22 pm
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Rosenthal:

The Twins could force the issue by running away in the AL Central. The White Sox already are eight games back, barely showing a pulse.

Trade for Adrian Gonzalez? Please.

Barring a turnaround, the Sox should just dust off their white flag and dump their potential free agents: Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski, Andruw Jones and J.J. Putz.

May 8, 2010

Peavy is back baby! 8 K / 0 BB over 8 IP. Sox win 7-3.

Paulie hits dinger #13

A look at the TBs: Konerko 5 (HR, 1B, BB), Andruw 3 (3B), Rios 2 (2B). Beckham had 2 BB and a 1B. Quentin had 2B.

Video highlights

Boxscore:

Peavy(W, 2-2) 8.0 3 2 2 0 8 2 5.56
Santos 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.73
Totals 9.0 5 3 3 0 9 2 4.61

Pitch F/X says:

Peavy:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.08 94.1 -6.67 10.75 16 11 / 68.75% 2 / 12.50% -0.5763 0.413
CH (Changeup) 84.75 85.9 -7.68 5.14 8 6 / 75.00% 3 / 37.50% -0.2151 0.446
SL (Slider) 82.15 84.3 3.29 2.25 23 15 / 65.22% 5 / 21.74% 1.6846 0.461
CU (Curveball) 78.28 81.3 4.46 -2.96 12 8 / 66.67% 1 / 8.33% -0.4017 0.481
FC (Cutter) 87.91 89.9 0.23 5.71 22 17 / 77.27% 4 / 18.18% -1.6937 0.429
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.53 93.8 -9.93 8.57 32 21 / 65.63% 3 / 9.38% -1.9174 0.412
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.

Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.

Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 13 9 69.23 13 -0.834
2 13 8 61.54 26 -0.862
3 13 8 61.54 39 -0.834
4 19 14 73.68 58 -0.862
5 9 6 66.67 67 -0.834
6 23 17 73.91 90 1.080
7 6 4 66.67 96 -0.570
8 17 12 70.59 113 0.596

Santos:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 96.24 97.2 -6.00 8.70 12 8 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 1.2194 0.394
CH (Changeup) 86.77 87.1 -9.41 2.94 3 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.1901 0.438
SL (Slider) 85.45 87.3 2.63 -1.18 4 4 / 100.00% 2 / 50.00% -0.6283 0.441
CU (Curveball) 87.50 87.5 2.60 0.01 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0296 0.432
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
9 20 12 60.00 20 0.811

May 5, 2010

Freddy goes 6. Andruw and Rios go yard. Sox win 9-2.

Video highlights

A look at the TBs: Rios 6 TBs (HR, 2B), Andruw 4 TBs (HR, BB), Teahen 3 TBs (2B, 1B ), Konerko 2 TBs (2B), Pierre 2 (2 1B). Beckham and AJ had 2 BB each too.

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(W, 1-2) 6.0 10 2 2 0 4 0 5.28
Linebrink 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
Putz 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Jenks 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
Totals 9.0 12 2 2 0 4 0 4.73

The Pitch F/X tool says:

Linebrink hit 97, Putz 96, Jenks 98. In detail:

Garcia:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Nibbleness Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 87.66 90.4 -5.28 11.55 30 16 / 53.33% 0 / 0.00% 7.85 0.436
CH (Changeup) 81.41 83.6 -6.80 7.72 28 21 / 75.00% 5 / 17.86% 8.18 0.470
SL (Slider) 80.45 84.6 2.57 3.82 20 16 / 80.00% 0 / 0.00% 6.77 0.472
CU (Curveball) 71.90 71.9 8.35 -2.88 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 9.46 0.536
FS (Splitter) 81.68 83.8 -0.48 5.06 5 5 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 5.45 0.468
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.

Nibbleness is the arithmetic mean of the distance of each pitch, in inches, from the edge of a normalized strikezone. Lower indicates “more Nibbley”.
Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

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May 3, 2010

Peavy returns to form. Sox win 5-1.

No walk parade for Jake today. 9 strikeouts and 1 walk.

A look at the TBs: Alexei: 5 TBs (HR, 1B), Rios: 4 TBs (2B, 2 1B, CS), Andruw: 3 TBs (2B, 1B, SB). Beckham has 2 BB and Pierre 2 SB.

Video highlights

From the boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy(W, 1-2) 7.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 6.31
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
Linebrink 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.23
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 1 9 1 4.75

The Pitch F/X tool says: (more…)

May 1, 2010

Andruw goes yard twice. Sox win 7-6. (Pitch F/X)

A.J.’s 2-run double overcomes Linebrinks disastrous 4 run outing and pushs the Sox to a 7-6 win.

A look at the TBs: Andruw 8 TBs (2 HR, BB, SB), A.J. Pierzynski 4 TBs (2B, 2 1B), Kotsay 4 TBs (HR, BB), Konerko 2 TBs (2B, BB). Carlos had 2 BBs too.

Video highlights

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks 5.0 6 2 2 3 1 0 1.85
Linebrink(BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.1 4 4 4 0 0 1 4.82
Williams, R(H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50
Putz(H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Jenks(S, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Totals 9.0 11 6 6 4 5 1 4.63

Pitch F/X says: (more…)

April 29, 2010

Oh Paulie! I didn’t knew you could hit them like that.

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 29, 2010 10:19 pm
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2 HRs for Konerko and a good pitching by Gavin Floyd lead the Sox to a 7-5 win

A look at the TBs: Konerko 8 TBs (2 HR), Beckham 3 TBs (2B, 1B, BB). Andruw had 2 BB. Rios had 2 SBs and a BB.

Video Highlights

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd, G(W, 1-2) 7.0 5 3 1 0 5 1 6.49
Thornton(H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.59
Jenks 1.0 3 2 2 0 3 0 5.00
Totals 9.0 9 5 3 0 9 1 4.48

The Pitch F/X tool says: (more…)

April 27, 2010

Phil Rogers speculates the Sox might trade for Prince Fielder

Rogers:

… the White Sox have the parts to do a deal if they decide they’re not going to re-sign Paul Konerko.

What about Fielder to the White Sox for a package built around pitching and Triple-A first baseman Dayan Viciedo? John Danks certainly would get Melvin’s attention. Gavin Floyd might to a lesser degree and both Daniel Hudson and Sergio Santos have a ton of value. Hudson gives the Sox the flexibility to deal a big-league starter, assuming he doesn’t have to be in the package himself.

It’s hard to see the Sox having the will to keep Fielder long-term, however, which makes it a huge risk to give up young talent for 1 1/2 seasons of his mashing. But what if the Brewers are interested in Alex Rios, who is signed through 2014 at a level just beyond what they have paid Fielder? Trading for a veteran is easier than signing a proven player through free agency.

If Rios went to the Brewers in the deal, the Sox might be able to sign Fielder to a Teixeira/Howard contract long term. After 2010, he would replace Konerko and Rios on the payroll, with Andruw Jones (if the Sox can keep him) or Jordan Danks in center.

Fielder to the White Sox is probably a long shot. But so is Fielder staying put.

First, John Danks isn’t going anywhere. Now, if you think the Brewers will be interested in Dayan Viciedo in a Prince Fielder trade, you are smoking something. Same for Alex Rios.

April 26, 2010

Fangraphs on Andruw Jones

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 26, 2010 11:35 am
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Anderson:

George Romero may have never considered the possibility of smiling zombies. The walking undead Andruw Jones is infectious with smiling, and he’s spreading the condition all around the Southside of Chicago. He’s burying the rough seasons spent with the Dodgers and Rangers and crunching into opposing pitchers to the tune of a .295/.415/.750 line, or a .499 wOBA. …

April 24, 2010

Alex Rios’ turn to hit the walkoff HR (Pitch F/X)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 24, 2010 7:15 pm
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Konerko’s solo HR brings the Sox within 1, Quentin walks and Rios hits a 2-run HR for the walkoff win and bails out Bobby Jenks who started the 9th 2-2 and allowed 2 runs. He even walked Griffey! Freddy allowed 2 runs over 7 IP (2 BB / 5 K) and Santos pitched 1 scoreless

A look at the TBs: Rios 6 TBs (HR, 2 1B), Konerko 4 TBs (HR), Alexei 2 TBs (2B), Andruw 2 TBs (2B, BB)

Video highlights

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F 7.0 2 2 2 2 5 1 5.82
Santos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jenks(W, 1-0) 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.86
Totals 9.0 4 4 4 3 6 1 4.58

Pitch F/X says: (more…)

April 23, 2010

Andruw Jones hits a walkoff HR! (Pitch F/X)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 23, 2010 10:09 pm
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2 HRs for the birthday boy. Videos. Boxscore:

8 TBs for Andruw (2 HRs, BB), 5 TBs for Paulie (HR, 1B, BB), 4 TBs for Q! (HR)

And 5 Ks for The Thorndog:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd, G 6.1 7 5 5 3 4 0 8.38
Putz(BS, 1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.05
Thornton(W, 2-1) 2.1 0 0 0 0 5 0 1.74
Totals 9.0 8 6 6 3 9 1 4.62

Pitch F/X says: (more…)

April 20, 2010

John Danks leads the Sox to a win over the Rays (Pitch F/X)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 20, 2010 10:02 pm
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Konerko had 7 TBs (HR, 2B, 1B), Andruw 5 TBs (HR, 1B) and Rios 3 TBs (3B) and 1 BB. Quentin drew 2 BBs too.

Videos

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks(W, 2-0) 8.0 2 1 1 2 9 1 1.29
Jenks(S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
Totals 9.0 3 1 1 2 10 1 3.69

Pitch F/X inside

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Vote for Gordon. A lot!

Merkin:

Beckham certainly will have a chance to be voted into the 2010 Midsummer Classic as a starter, making his first appearance on the All-Star ballot. Beckham is joined by eight of his teammates, including representation at the designated-hitter slot, with the 2010 Midsummer Classic to be played at the home of the Angels.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until July 1 at 10:59 p.m. CT. …

Other Sox candidates: Paul Konerko (1B), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Mark Teahen (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Andruw Jones (DH), Carlos Quentin (OF), Alex Rios (OF), Juan Pierre (OF).

April 16, 2010

Andruw Jones will be an everyday player says Ozzie Guillen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2010 3:35 am
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Gonzales:

While Garcia’s status as the Sox’s fifth starter appears stable for now, Guillen appears willing to settle Andruw Jones somewhere in the lineup.

“The way he’s swinging the bat, he’ll play every day,” Guillen said before Jones went 0-for-3 with a walk. “Where? The three (outfield positions) plus designated hitter. We have four positions for him to play every day.”

The temporary promotion is the latest chapter in Jones’ comeback since he signed with the Sox as a free agent in November to serve as the DH against left-handed starters and occasionally start in the outfield.

April 14, 2010

Sox win 11-1 (Pitch F/X)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 14, 2010 9:51 pm
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John Danks holds Toronto to 1 ER; Carlos Quentin has 6 TBs including a grand slam; Andruw Jones has 7 TBs including a solo HR and a double, Gordon Beckham has 3 TBs including a double

Boxscore Videos

Pitch F/X inside (more…)

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