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October 27, 2010

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 22, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2010 12:18 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL: Saguaros): 2-for-5, R, RBI. In a system desperate for prospects, Escobar is a great sleeper as a plus defender up the middle with a line-drive bat.

October 19, 2010

AFL Game #7: Peoria Saguaros @ Phoenix Desert Dogs [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 19, 2010 2:58 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. Jared Mitchell starts at LF and Eduardo Escobar at SS for the Saguaros.

And Jonathan Mayo gives a Star of the Day to Eduardo Escobar for his 3-4, HR, performance yesterday.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 7-3:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .350
Mitchell LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304

BATTING
TB: Escobar; Mitchell 2.

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mabee 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 24.00

Pitches-strikes
: Mabee 27-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mabee 0-1.
Batters faced: Mabee 7.

October 18, 2010

AFL Game #6: Phoenix Desert Dogs @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 18, 2010 3:06 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 82 degrees, sunny. Jared Mitchell starts at LF and Eduardo Escobar at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Peoria won 6-3:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 .375
Mitchell LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .263


3B
: Mitchell (1, Heyer).
HR: Escobar (1, 7th inning off Hernandez, C, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Escobar 6; Mitchell 3.
RBI: Mitchell (2), Escobar 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Mitchell.
SB: Escobar (1, 2nd base off Banuelos/Romine, Au).

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carter, A (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00


Pitches-strikes
: Carter, A 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 3.

Escobar was feeling good today.

October 12, 2010

AFL Game #1: Peoria Saguaros @ Scottsdale Scorpions [UPDATE]

Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 75 degrees, clear. Jared Mitchell starts at CF and Eduardo Escobar at 2B for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Jared went 3-4 with a double and a K:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mitchell CF 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .750
Escobar 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500

BASERUNNING
CS: Escobar (1, 2nd base by Verdugo, R/Norris, D), Mitchell (1, 2nd base by Stange/Norris, D).
PO: Escobar (1st base by Verdugo, R).

Peoria Saguaros
Leesman (L, 0-1) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.00

Pitches-strikes: Leesman 22-9.
Groundouts-flyouts
: Leesman 0-1.
Batters faced
: Leesman 5.


Here’s a quick look on the White Sox prospects:

Mark Gonzales tweets that the White Sox prospects in the 2010 AFL will be Anthony Carter, Charlie Leesman, Henry Mabee, Jonnie Lowe, Josh Phegley, Eduardo Escobar and Jared Mitchell. They will play for the Peoria Saguaros.

Anthony Carter (24, RHP, AA): 56.1 IP, 46 H, 56 K, 22 BB, 3.99 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.20 WHIP
Charlie Leesman (23, LHP, AA): 50.2 IP, 41 H, 40 K, 18 BB, 3.20 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 1.16 WHIP
Henry Mabee (25, RHP, AA): 81.2 IP, 72 H, 60 K, 42 BB, 3.86 ERA, 4.45 FIP, 1.39 WHIP
Jonnie Lowe (25, RHP, AA): 119.1 IP, 122 H, 73 K, 48 BB, 4.00 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 1.42 WHIP
Josh Phegley (22, C, A+): 89 ABs, .292/.333/.427/.760, 22 K, 7 BB, .329 wOBA
Eduardo Escobar (21, SS, A+): 367 ABs, .281/.315/.398/.713, 75 K, 23 BB, .303 wOBA
Jared Mitchell (22, OF, A): 115 ABs, .296/.417/.435/.852, 40 K, 23 BB, .384 wOBA in 2009

Here’s the entire Saguaros 2010 roster. And FutureSox’ post.

September 13, 2010

Baseball-Intellect reviews its White Sox prospects list

Eisenberg:

7. Trayce Thompson | OF | Age – 19 | Grade – C+

Numbers don’t completely reflect it, but he’s made a lot of progress since last year. Upside remains huge, but as big as his upside is, he’s just as raw.

September 9, 2010

FutureSox reviews the 2010 Birmingham Barons

Norris:

Jim Gallagher ended up being named the Barons team MVP for 2010.  Deservedly so, as he led the team in most offensive categories.  I’ve already stated before that I see him as a Ross Gload type if he were to make it to the majors.  He certainly is passionate enough to put forth the effort to get there.  I expect him to be in Charlotte for 2011.

Anthony Carter was named Barons pitcher of the year after having a fantastic run as a closer.  Hopefully he can build on that and put himself into consideration as a future big league reliever.  Deunte Heath pitched excellently for the Barons in relief, striking out 84 in 57.2 innings.  The White Sox made a good call giving him a second chance.  Both Carter and Heath should be in Charlotte in 2011.

Stats:

Gallagher (25 years old): .590 PA, 292/.390/.425/.815, 74 BB / 89 K, .339 BABIP, .361 wOBA
Carter (24)
: 57.1 IP, 22 BB / 58 K, 3.92 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 3.91 FIP, .282 BABIP
Heath (25): 57.2 IP, 32 BB / 84 K, 3.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 3.23 FIP, .369 BABIP

Stats for other Sox prospects.

September 3, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 3, 2010 7:58 pm
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Goldstein:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham): 2-for-4, HR (3), 3 R, RBI, BB, 2 K. Slick fielder is batting .263/.296/.376 in 47 Double-A games; just needs to hit a little bit because the defense is so good.

Escobar’s stats: .294 wOBA in Birmingham (AA). .303 in Winston-Salem (A+).

August 31, 2010

White Sox prospects in the 2010 AFL

Mark Gonzales tweets that the White Sox prospects in the 2010 AFL will be Anthony Carter, Charlie Leesman, Henry Mabee, Jonnie Lowe, Josh Phegley, Eduardo Escobar and Jared Mitchell. They will play for the Peoria Saguaros.

Anthony Carter (24, RHP, AA): 56.1 IP, 46 H, 56 K, 22 BB, 3.99 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.20 WHIP
Charlie Leesman (23, LHP, AA): 50.2 IP, 41 H, 40 K, 18 BB, 3.20 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 1.16 WHIP
Henry Mabee (25, RHP, AA): 81.2 IP, 72 H, 60 K, 42 BB, 3.86 ERA, 4.45 FIP, 1.39 WHIP
Jonnie Lowe (25, RHP, AA): 119.1 IP, 122 H, 73 K, 48 BB, 4.00 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 1.42 WHIP
Josh Phegley (22, C, A+): 89 ABs, .292/.333/.427/.760, 22 K, 7 BB, .329 wOBA
Eduardo Escobar (21, SS, A+): 367 ABs, .281/.315/.398/.713, 75 K, 23 BB, .303 wOBA
Jared Mitchell (22, OF, A): 115 ABs, .296/.417/.435/.852, 40 K, 23 BB, .384 wOBA in 2009

Here’s the entire Saguaros 2010 roster.

UPDATE: FutureSox.

August 13, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 13, 2010 1:16 pm
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Goldstein:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham): 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, K. After slow start, Venezuelan shortstop is batting .348/.375/.435 in 12 August games; just needs to hit a little bit because the glove is so good.

Here are Escobar’s stats.

August 5, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 5, 2010 1:46 pm
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Goldstein:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham): 2-for-3, HR (2), R, 3 RBI, BB.  20-year-old Venezuelan glove whiz is started to find swing at upper levels; just .238/.274/.363 in 20 games, but 9-for-25 during six-game hitting streak.

Escobar has a .262 BABIP.

July 17, 2010

SoxMachine’s midseason prospect progress report

Jim @ SM:

Jose Martinez

.333/.392/.486 in 72 ABs; 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 BB, 10 K.

It feels like he’s pushing 30, but Martinez will turn only 22 later this month.  He’s been out of baseball for two full years, but the Sox aren’t shying away from testing him.  He played just 39 games at Kannapolis before his knee injury, but he’s succeeding in Winston-Salem.

That could be a factor of the apparently friendly hitting environment at BB&T Ballpark, but if Martinez can finish the year healthy and hitting like this, the Sox have a genuine outfield prospect in the fold.

Martinez’ stats @ FI.

More prospects reports at the link.

July 14, 2010

Juan Silverio promoted to Class A Kannapolis Intimidators and more

Mansch @ GF Tribune:

The Voyagers, who open a three-game series tonight in Casper, Wyo., against the Ghosts, will be without star third baseman Juan Silverio, who Tuesday was promoted to Single-A Kannapolis in the Sally League. Silverio was hitting .299 with team-high totals of 26 hits, nine doubles, three homers, 16 RBIs and 44 total bases.Cron said he is happy for Silverio, a 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic.

“That’s kind of what it’s all about,” he said of the promotion. “Juan came here with a nice positive attitude and worked his tail off to produce. He did a great job for us and he deserves a chance to move up. At the same time I feel real good about the guys who are going to step in there.”

Hopefully things go better this time.

UPDATE: FutureSox’ has more.

July 13, 2010

Chris Sale promoted to Class AAA Charlotte Knights

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 13, 2010 1:01 am
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Tommy Bowman @ The Winston-Salem Journal:

Manager Joe McEwing said that there was other cause for celebration last night, although Dash fans might not share as much enthusiasm. Three players — closer Kyle Bellamy, shortstop Eduardo Escobar and reliever Chris Sale — all will move up the Chicago White Sox ladder today.

Escobar, who hit .285 and scored a team-leading 57th run last night, and Bellamy, who improved to 5-0 with a 1.52 earned-run average with a victory in relief last night, have been reassigned to Class AA Birmingham. Sale, a first-round pick in last month’s major-league draft, is being bumped up to Class AAA Charlotte.

“This is the fun part of the job,” McEwing said. “To see the kids get closer to their dream is pretty rewarding.”

UPDATE: Sale’s reaction:

“I was stunned at first,” said Sale, who gave up two runs, one earned, in his one inning of work.” They said, ‘You did fine and got yourself out of a jam.’ Then they said, ‘You’re going to Triple A. Congratulations.’ It was like, ‘Wow.’ “

April 13, 2010

FutureSox’ Top 25 White Sox prospects

FutureSox:

Rank Player Points Previous Change
1 Dan Hudson 208 2 1
2 Tyler Flowers 203 1 -1
3 Jordan Danks 194 4 1
4 Dayan Viciedo 186 3 -1
5 Jared Mitchell 184 6 1
6 Brent Morel 178 7 1

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