JJ looks into his crystal ball and predicts the last pitcher in the Sox bullpen:
After struggling as a starter for the first four years of his professional career, Carter saw success after being moved to double-A Birmingham’s bullpen in 2010. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 3.91 FIP and struck out about a batter per inning with the Barons before striking out 16 and walking none in 10 Arizona Fall League innings. He features a typical power arm repertoire, throwing a mid-90′s fastball, a good slider, and a good changeup. …
He thinks Jayson Nix and Sergio Santos are the frontrunners for the utility man and 6th bullpen spot roster battles.
Looking on the stats of White Sox players in Winter Leagues page we find a couple interesting players, all pitchers (AFL excluded):
Clevelan Santeliz: 2.92 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 27 Ks and 10 BBs in 24.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.
Miguel Socolovich: 2.87 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 17 Ks and 4 BBs in 15.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.
Johnny Nunez: 4.82 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 11 Ks and 4 BBs in 9.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.
Randy Williams: 0.00 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 7 Ks and 2 BBs in 6.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.
Santo Luis: 3.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 6 Ks and 8 BBs in 13.0 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.
Freddy Dolsi isn’t doing so well: 9.82 ERA and 3.82 WHIP with 2 Ks and 7 BBs in 3.2 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.
Freddy Garcia made a brief appearance too (December 3): 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 3 Ks and 0 BBs in 3.1 IP. Allowed 0 HRs.
Socolovich came from Boston in the David Aardsma trade. Dolsi was claimed from the Tigers last month. Luis was a AAA Rule 5 selection from Houston.