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May 21, 2012

Jose Quintana struck out 7, walked 1 in 5.2 innings (May 20)

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Montgomnery @ Birmingham:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Quintana (L, 1-3) 5.2 9 4 3 1 7 0 2.77
Santos Rodriguez 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.24
Ryan Kussmaul 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1.29
Leroy Hunt 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 7.36

Pitches-strikes: Quintana 102-69, Rodriguez, S 10-10, Kussmaul 22-16, Hunt 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Quintana 6-5, Rodriguez, S 0-1, Kussmaul 1-1, Hunt 0-1.
Batters faced: Quintana 29, Rodriguez, S 3, Kussmaul 6, Hunt 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodriguez, S 1-0.

Quintana has a 41 K / 14 BB ratio in 48.2 innings (9 starts).

May 17, 2012

Simon Castro struck out 8, walked 1 in 6 innings (May 16)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 17, 2012 12:00 am
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Montgomery @ Birmingham:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Simon Castro 6.0 8 5 4 1 8 0 3.88
Ryan Kussmaul 3.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.90
Leroy Hunt (L, 0-1) 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 10.13

Pitches-strikes: Castro, S 102-66, Kussmaul 41-26, Hunt 35-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Castro, S 9-1, Kussmaul 3-2, Hunt 3-0.
Batters faced: Castro, S 28, Kussmaul 12, Hunt 8.

Castro has a 36 K / 10 BB ratio in 45.0 innings (7 games).

May 15, 2012

Jose Quintana struck out 8, walked 2 in 7 innings (May 15)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 15, 2012 11:50 pm
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Birmingham @ Pensacola:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Quintana 7.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 2.51
Henry Mabee (L, 3-1) 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0.81

WP: Mabee.
HBP: Fleury (by Mabee).
Pitches-strikes: Quintana 91-56, Mabee 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Quintana 4-2, Mabee 0-1.
Batters faced: Quintana 23, Mabee 6.

Quintana has a 34 K / 13 BB ratio in 43.0 innings (8 games). And it seems Mabee allowed his first run(s) of the season tonight.

April 26, 2012

Nestor Molina struck out 7, walked 1 tonight (April 26)

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Birmingham@ Montgomery:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nestor Molina (W, 3-1) 6.2 10 2 2 1 7 1 3.56
Matt Wickswat 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.50

Pitches-strikes: Molina 104-65, Wickswat 1-1.
Groundouts-flyouts: Molina 8-3, Wickswat 0-1.
Batters faced: Molina 31, Wickswat 1.

Molina has a 23 K / 3 BB ratio in 30.1 innings (5 games).

BTW, Jared Mitchell went 3-3 in Game 1 and 2-4 in Game 2 of today’s doubleheader and now is batting .338/.472/.563/1.035 with 17 BB and 20 K in 71 AB. He has a .429 BABIP in 63 AB.

April 21, 2012

Nestor Molina struck out 5, walked 1 tonight (April 20)

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Mississippi @ Birmingham (AA):

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nestor Molina (W, 2-1) 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 3.80
Brandon Kloess 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.12

Pitches-strikes: Molina 102-70, Kloess 17-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Molina 9-2, Kloess 1-1.
Batters faced: Molina 28, Kloess 7.

Molina has a 16 K / 2 BB ratio in 23.2 innings (4 games). Jared Mitchell went 2-5 with a Home Run and 2 K. He is hitting .298/.420/.544/.964 with 20 K and 11 BB in 57 AB.

April 17, 2012

Simon Castro struck out 7, walked 1 tonight (April 17)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 17, 2012 10:00 pm
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Birmingham @ Chattanooga:

Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Simon Castro (W, 1-1) 7.0 5 1 0 1 7 0 4.50
Brandon Kloess (H, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.05
Ryan Kussmaul (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Castro has a 16 K / 5 BB ratio in 16.0 innings (3 games).

April 15, 2012

Nestor Molina struck out 7, walked 0 tonight (April 15)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 15, 2012 9:30 pm
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Birmingham @ Chattanooga (AA):

Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nestor Molina (W, 1-1) 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 1 5.40
Santos Rodriguez (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Molina 94-68, Rodriguez, S 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Molina 6-7, Rodriguez, S 1-2.
Batters faced: Molina 30, Rodriguez, S 3.

Jared Mitchell went 2-3 with a 2B, a BB and a K and is hitting .343/.511/.543/1.053 with 11 BB and 11 K in 35 AB. Unfortunately, he has a .455 BABIP.

April 6, 2012

White Sox Opening Day lineup

Scott Merkin:

Other White Sox links:

And Slate’s Lily Rothman has an excellent article on the plight of Minor League players.

March 30, 2012

Seems Jared Mitchell is going to AA-Birmingham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 30, 2012 9:30 pm
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Scott Merkin:

A White Sox fan in search of the team’s future starters need look no deeper than Double-A Birmingham. That rotation features Nestor Molina, Simon Castro, Jose Quintana and Pedro Hernandez, who all took part in big league camp, as well as right-hander Cameron Bayne. If a starting spot opens up during the course of the season, there’s a chance the White Sox would look at the Barons as quickly as they would check the rotation for Triple-A Charlotte.

Molina (Sergio Santos, from Toronto), Castro and Hernandez (both Carlos Quentin, from San Diego) all came over during offseason trades. Birmingham’s roster also will feature relievers such as Nevin Griffith, Dan Remenowsky and Ryan Kussmaul, as well as position players such as Mitchell, Andy Wilkins and Jose Martinez.

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March 21, 2012

Terry Doyle is back with the Sox

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 21, 2012 8:00 pm
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I see Doyle had a 2/3 K/BB ratio in 5.1 innings with the Twinkies. 5.1 innings is a pretty small sample size. Seems the last of his 3 outings did the most damage. Hopefully, Dotson can keep his ratios as they were in AA-Birmingham.

UPDATE: Here’s Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan:

“We offered him back to the White Sox, with some discussion about possibly trying to keep him,” said Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan of Doyle, who cleared waivers and posted a 3.07 ERA over 26 starts for Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham last year. “I threw some things at Kenny, he threw some things back just like any of those discussions go. We couldn’t work it out, so we’re sending him back today.”

He needs to get on with his career. You never like to see a young kid that’s trying to make his way to the Major Leagues sit around too long. He’s only had a few innings here. That’s not good for anybody’s career, so we made a decision sooner rather than later.”

March 19, 2012

Hector Santiago, starting pitcher?

Scott Merkin:

[Hector] Santiago, 24, entered Tuesday’s scheduled off-day for the White Sox as a veritable lock to break camp as one of the team’s seven relievers. He threw a scoreless inning against the Reds during Monday’s 1-0 loss at Camelback Ranch, giving him six without allowing a run this spring, while striking out six.

And the screwball has played a major part in this success.

… After being selected in the 30th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Santiago made 129 of his first 130 appearances out of the bullpen for Bristol, Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem. He started 23 games for Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham in 2011, before pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for the White Sox, giving up just one hit.

His impressive debut with the White Sox and continued success in Spring Training has caught the eye of the higher-ups in the organization.

“You know, we may take a [Chris] Sale approach with him,” said White Sox general manager Ken Williams of Santiago, who also could work as a late-inning left-hander. “We might keep him in the bullpen and then look to start him down the line.”

Speaking of pitches, Jake Petricka wants to continue developing his breaking stuff:

The harshest critic of Jake Petricka is … Jake Petricka.

Armed with a mid-90 mph fastball that most deem to be a “plus” offering — scouting jargon for beyond big league average — the White Sox’s No. 5 prospect shrugged and said he believed it to be only average. OK, he relented, maybe slightly above average.

Despite receiving an invitation to Chicago’s Major League camp this spring, it’s clear the 23-year-old right-hander is wary of becoming a one-pitch pitcher destined for the bullpen. He’s intent on improving his secondary pitches — a changeup and a slider — necessary ingredients for a future in the rotation.

Petricka finished 2011 in Class A Advanced Winston-Salem’s starting rotation. He went 7-8 with a 3.65 ERA over a career-high 113 1/3 innings across three lower levels before working exclusively as a reliever in the Arizona Fall League. Impressing others, if not himself, in either role this month likely would lead to a spot with Double-A Birmingham.

MiLB.com asked Petricka to describe and grade each of the three pitches he employs, fastball included. (His grade is based on a scout’s traditional 20-80 scale, 50 being Major League average.) Here is Petricka, in his own words:

Other White Sox links:

November 14, 2011

Ex-catcher and A’s bench coach Joel Skinner will manage AAA-Charlotte

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 14, 2011 7:30 pm
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Corey Brock:

Joel Skinner, who spent last season as the bench coach for the A’s, has been named as the manager of the White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. Skinner spent nine seasons on the Indians’ Major League staff, with stints as the third-base coach, interim manager and bench coach. Skinner appeared in 564 games as a catcher with the White Sox (1983-86), Yankees (1986-88) and Indians (1989-91).

Other moves are Tim Laker will be the Minor League roving hitting instructor, Andy Tomberlin will be the hitting coach at AAA-Charlotte, Brandon Moore will be the hitting coach at AA Birmingham, and Bobby Thigpen will be the pitching coach at AA-Birmingham. Van Schouwen has a rundown of the Sox developmental instructors.

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November 10, 2011

Sox sign 22-year old LHP Jose Quintana [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 10, 2011 3:45 pm
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Cash Kruth:

The White Sox announced the signing of two left-handers on Thursday, agreeing to one-year deals with Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana. …

Daryl Van Scouwen’s scouting report:

“Quintana’s fastball is in the 89-91 mph range. He also throws a curveball and changep, and according to one scouting report, “throws with some deception.”

Quintana’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
2006 17 Mets VESL FRk NYM 0 1 .000 8.44 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 7 5 0 8 0 5 2 0 0 30 2.625 10.1 0.0 13.5 8.4 0.63
2008 19 Yankees 2 DOSL FRk NYY 3 2 .600 1.96 15 12 0 0 0 0 55.0 36 17 12 0 24 0 76 5 0 5 223 1.091 5.9 0.0 3.9 12.4 3.17
2009 20 Yankees 2 DOSL FRk NYY 2 1 .667 2.32 14 14 0 0 0 0 50.1 25 17 13 0 37 0 80 3 1 6 211 1.232 4.5 0.0 6.6 14.3 2.16
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A NYY 3 2 .600 3.26 20 3 10 0 0 1 38.2 25 21 14 1 18 0 44 4 0 1 165 1.112 5.8 0.2 4.2 10.2 2.44
2010 21 Yankees GULF Rk NYY 3 1 .750 2.31 15 0 10 0 0 1 23.1 14 11 6 0 8 0 32 3 0 1 97 0.943 5.4 0.0 3.1 12.3 4.00
2010 21 Charleston SALL A NYY 0 1 .000 4.70 5 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 11 10 8 1 10 0 12 1 0 0 68 1.370 6.5 0.6 5.9 7.0 1.20
2011 22 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 10 2 .833 2.91 30 12 3 0 0 1 102.0 86 35 33 5 28 0 88 1 0 7 402 1.118 7.6 0.4 2.5 7.8 3.14
5 Seasons 18 8 .692 2.76 82 41 13 0 0 2 251.1 178 97 77 6 115 0 293 15 1 19 1031 1.166 6.4 0.2 4.1 10.5 2.55
FRk (3 seasons) FRk 5 4 .556 2.44 32 26 0 0 0 0 110.2 67 41 30 0 69 0 161 10 1 11 464 1.229 5.4 0.0 5.6 13.1 2.33
A (1 season) A 0 1 .000 4.70 5 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 11 10 8 1 10 0 12 1 0 0 68 1.370 6.5 0.6 5.9 7.0 1.20
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 1 .750 2.31 15 0 10 0 0 1 23.1 14 11 6 0 8 0 32 3 0 1 97 0.943 5.4 0.0 3.1 12.3 4.00
A+ (1 season) A+ 10 2 .833 2.91 30 12 3 0 0 1 102.0 86 35 33 5 28 0 88 1 0 7 402 1.118 7.6 0.4 2.5 7.8 3.14
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/10/2011.

UPDATE: Kenny Williams talked about Quintana:

“He’s a strike thrower,” Williams said. “He can spin the breaking ball. He’s got velocity to both sides of the plate. He can grow up and be a starter. We’re very happy to have both.”

UPDATE #2: Phil Rogers reports (end of #2) Quintana will be assigned to AA-Birmingham.

September 12, 2011

AA-Birmingham loses Game 5 of best of 5 series 7-1 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 12, 2011 10:32 pm
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Boxscore:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edwards (L, 0-1) 4.1 5 6 6 2 1 0 12.46
Kloess 1.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.15
Jones, N 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

The only Xtra Base Hits I see is a double by Jon Gilmore and another by Alden Carrithers. So, Birmingham lost the series 3-2 and is eliminated from the Southern League playoffs.

Great Falls advanced to the Championship Round of the Pioneer League playoffs. They’ll play against the Ogden Raptors Orem Owlz. Game 1 is at Ogden tomorrow (Tuesday). Games 2 and 3 are at Great Falls Thursday and Friday

UPDATE: Great Falls’ opponent is Ogden, not Orem. Sorry for that. /UPDATE

In the 2007 Pioneer League playoffs Orem defeated Great Falls 2-0 to win the title. In the 2008 Pioneer League playoffs Great Falls defeated Orem 2-1 to win the title. Dan Hudson had 12 strikeouts and got the W in Game 3 (boxscore).

September 11, 2011

AA-Birmingham wins Game 4 7-1. Best of 5 series tied at 2.

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 11, 2011 9:00 pm
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Boxscore. About game 5:

The Barons and BayBears will play a decisive Game Five of the Southern League’s Southern Divisional Series Monday night, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. [CT] at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. Birmingham will send left-handed pitcher Justin Edwards (0-0, N/A) while the BayBears counter with right-hander Charles Brewer (0-0, N/A).

Great Falls’ Game 3 is underway. Great Falls won 12-2 and won the best of 3 series 2-1. Next is the Championship/Final round!

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