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August 1, 2010

Jacob Petricka: 5 IP / 5 K / 0 BB

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 1, 2010 9:51 pm
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8/1:

Bristol
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Petricka (W, 2-4) 5.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2.86
Hollis 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.75
Marshall, R 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 8.59
Moran 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.21

Petricka has a 38 K / 7 BB ratio in 34.2 innings. He also has a 2.55 FIP.

FutureSox says Petricka will be promoted to Class -A Kannapolis tomorrow.

July 22, 2010

FutureSox’ Midseason Top 25 Prospects

Cassidy:

Rank Player Points Previous Change
1 Dan Hudson 179 1 unch
2 Dayan Viciedo 172 4 +2
3 Chris Sale 168 n/a NEW
4 Tyler Flowers 161 2 -2
5 Jared Mitchell 156 5 unch

I’d rank them in this order: Hudson, Sale, Flowers, Mitchell, Viciedo.

July 18, 2010

6 K / 0 BB for 2010 2nd round draft pick Jacob Petricka [July 17]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 12:15 pm
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7/17:

Bristol
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Petricka (L, 1-3) 5.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 3.91
Hollis 2.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 4.63

Patricka has a 28 K / 4 BB ratio, a 1.08 WHIP, a 67 GB% ratio, and a 2.25 FIP in 23.0 innings. Here’s hope he keeps that going.

B-R: White Sox pitching prospects sorted by K/BB ratio. You can sort the table by any attribute you want by clicking on the attribute’s title (top row).

June 26, 2010

6 K / 0 BB for Jacob Petricka

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 26, 2010 9:14 pm
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Jacob Petricka is the 2010 White Sox 2nd round draft pick.

Scoreboard:

Bristol
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Petricka (L, 0-1) 4.0 4 2 2 0 6 0 4.50
Young 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Schatz 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.0

Wilson:

Petricka, a rangy 6-foot-4 righthander out of Indiana State, gave up two first-inning runs but settled down and finished with six strikeouts and no walks in his closely-monitored effort.

“He threw a lot of innings in college this year so we’re going to be real careful with him, kinda watch his innings,” BriSox manager Ryan Newman said.  “It was his first outing so we wanted to take baby steps and get his feet wet.

“But, you know, a kid with an arm like that, you’re going to have high hopes for him. I expect a lot out of him.”

June 17, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on the White Sox draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 17, 2010 3:27 am
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Goldstein:

13. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast

Inside the Pick: Every draft has one player who takes a surprising fall, and this year it was Sale. For the player some thought was the best college pitcher in the draft to fall to 13th overall is a massive get for the White Sox.
What He is: Sale is the rare pitcher who combines size (6-foot-6), velocity (up to 96 mph), and plus command from the left side. His changeup was among the best in the draft, and he consistently dominated week after week, including in his few starts against top-notch competition.
What He is Not: Sale’s low three-quarters arm slot gives some scouts concern. It prevents him from being able to get around on his slider, and gives right-handed hitters a very long look at the ball.
Path with the White Sox: Sale shouldn’t have too many problems at the lower levels based solely on his velocity and command. If he can find a dependable breaking ball, he has a chance to really move quickly.

More at the link.

June 16, 2010

White Sox sign 3 draft picks: RHP Jacob Petricka, RHP Addison Reed, 3B Rangel Ravelo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2010 2:51 am
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According to Baseball America’s draft database the White Sox signed 3 of their draft picks: RHP Jacob Petricka (2nd round), RHP Addison Reed (3rd round), and 3B Rangel Ravelo (6th round).

The MLB Draft Tracker has videos, notes and scouting reports (there is an Enhanced Scouting Report for Addison Reed):

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
63 2 Petricka, Jacob Indiana State RHP R/R 6’04” 190 1988-06-05 SR Video
Comments: This tall right-hander was creating a lot of buzz later in the spring when reports of him touching 98 mph spread like wildfire. His secondary stuff isn’t as good as the heater, though his curve ball has improved this year and his changeup has a chance to be a decent offering. There’s not a ton of life in the fastball, but he throws without much effort. People were pouring in to see him late, and that kind of arm strength tends to do very well in the Draft.
95 3 Reed, Addison San Diego State RHP L/R 6’04” 215 1988-12-27 JR Video
Comments: Heading into the spring, the thought was that Reed would be one of the more sought-after college relievers in the class, but the San Diego State product was stretched out over the winter in order to be the team’s Friday starter. He has performed even better than most could have expected, showing the ability to throw three pitches and adjusting easily to the role. A broken pinky on his pitching hand slowed him down for a few weeks, but presuming he picks up where he left off, Reed is likely a college arm moving up draft boards everywhere. Enhanced Scouting Report
188 6 Ravelo, Rangel Hialeah Senior HS (FL) 3B R/R 6’02” 207 1992-04-24 HS Video

FutureSox’ Draft Tracker and CSN’s Kevin Czerwinski have reports on all 3 too.

Here are the stats for all 3:

RHP Jacob Petricka:

Year

era

w-l

app-gs

cg

sho

sv

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

3b

hr

ab

b/avg

wp

hbp

bk

sfa

sha

2010 4.11 7-4 20-15 0 0/1 0 100.2 100 51 46 47 113 14 2 3 .265 14 3 1 2 4
2009 4.76 7-3 13-13 0 0/1 0 73.2 87 48 39 34 49 17 0 4 291 .299 9 5 0 3 4
Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2008 11 33.2 23 21 36 24 18 5.61 5 1

RHP Addison Reed:

Year era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr ab b/avg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2009-10
2.50 8-2 11-11 2 1/1 0 79.1 65 30 22 16 90 13 2 7 296 .220 4 2 0 0 2
2008-09
0.65 0-0 25-0 0 0/1 20 27.2
20 3 2 7 38 1 0 0 100 .200 2 5 1 1 2
2007-08
2.73 3-1 24-0 0 0/1 4 26.1 24 16 8 8 26 2 1 3 100 .240 1 2 0 1 1

3B Rangel Ravelo:

Year
avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010
.310 13-13 29 14 9 5 0 0 4 14 .483 16 3 3 0 .571 1 0 2-2 12 28 2 .952

And RHP Jacob Petricka splits:

W L W-L% ERA FIP APP GS IP R ER H HR BB K AVG BABIP WHIP HR/9 BB/9 K/9
Raw Totals 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.03 20 15 100.7 51 46 100 3 47 113 0.265 0.372 1.46 0.27 4.20 10.10
Park Adj. 7 4 0.636 3.93 3.03 20 15 100.7 49 44 97 3 47 113 0.257 0.360 1.43 0.27 4.20 10.10
Schedule Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.29 3.13 20 15 100.7 54 48 105 3 49 108 0.279 0.383 1.53 0.27 4.38 9.66
Park/Sch Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.13 20 15 100.7 52 46 101 3 49 108 0.268 0.368 1.49 0.27 4.38 9.66

June 11, 2010

John Sickels’ White Sox Draft Review

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 11, 2010 11:33 am
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Sickels:

1) Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast University: No one expected Sale to fall this far, 13th overall. He’s a steal in this slot. Although his delivery is unconventional, he repeats it well and I’m not convinced that his injury risk is any higher than any other pitcher.

2) Jacob Petricka, RHP, Indiana State University: Raw before this year, Petricka improved his mechanics this year and got his fastball up to 98 MPH at times. He still needs refinement, but has a lot of potential as a relief arm.

3) Addison Reed, RHP,San Diego State: Very polished, Reed throws 89-92 as a starter but hit the mid-90s when used as a closer in ’09. He has a good slider and changeup. If used in rotation, he looks like a number three or four starter, but if he moves to the pen he could move very fast as a closer through the system.

3S) Thomas Royse, RHP, University of Louisville: Another polished arm, with a 90 MPH fastball and a workable slider and changeup.

4) …

June 10, 2010

THT on the White Sox draft picks

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 11:45 am
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Pedicini:

Chicago (AL)

The White Sox took four straight college pitchers. They should be thrilled to get left-hander in Chris Sale at 13th overall. Sale blew up after a sensational Cape League last summer. Second pick Jacob Petricka out of Indiana State saw his stock rise this spring as he lit up the radar gun consistently hitting the high-90s. He may develop into a future closer with his arm strength. Addison Reed was a steal at 95 overall as well.

June 8, 2010

College stats for Jacob Petricka, Addison Reed, Thomas Royce

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 8, 2010 11:42 pm
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2nd round pick RHP Jacob Petricka:

Year

era

w-l

app-gs

cg

sho

sv

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

3b

hr

ab

b/avg

wp

hbp

bk

sfa

sha

2010 4.11 7-4 20-15 0 0/1 0 100.2 100 51 46 47 113 14 2 3 .265 14 3 1 2 4
2009 4.76 7-3 13-13 0 0/1 0 73.2 87 48 39 34 49 17 0 4 291 .299 9 5 0 3 4
Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2008 11 33.2 23 21 36 24 18 5.61 5 1

3rd round pick RHP Addison Reed:

Year era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr ab b/avg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2009-10
2.50 8-2 11-11 2 1/1 0 79.1 65 30 22 16 90 13 2 7 296 .220 4 2 0 0 2
2008-09
0.65 0-0 25-0 0 0/1 20 27.2
20 3 2 7 38 1 0 0 100 .200 2 5 1 1 2
2007-08
2.73 3-1 24-0 0 0/1 4 26.1 24 16 8 8 26 2 1 3 100 .240 1 2 0 1 1

supplemental 3rd round pick Thomas Royce

Year
era
w-l
app-gs
cg
sho
sv
ip
h
r
er
bb
so
2b
3b
hr
ab
b/avg
wp
hbp
bk
sfa
sha
2009-10 2.85 9-1 16-16 0 0/3 0 104.1 100 37 33 26 99 17 3 10 389 .257 2 6 0 1 9
2008-09 3.48 3-2 12-6 1 1/0 2 41.1 35 21 16 10 48 6 2 2 153 .229 3 0 1 1 0
2007-08 4.80 4-0 26-1 0 0/0 1 50.2 59 34 27 11 51 11 0 8 207 .285 2 3 2 1 1

And RHP Jacob Petricka’s 2010 college splits:

W L W-L% ERA FIP APP GS IP R ER H HR BB K AVG BABIP WHIP HR/9 BB/9 K/9
Raw Totals 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.03 20 15 100.7 51 46 100 3 47 113 0.265 0.372 1.46 0.27 4.20 10.10
Park Adj. 7 4 0.636 3.93 3.03 20 15 100.7 49 44 97 3 47 113 0.257 0.360 1.43 0.27 4.20 10.10
Schedule Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.29 3.13 20 15 100.7 54 48 105 3 49 108 0.279 0.383 1.53 0.27 4.38 9.66
Park/Sch Adj. 7 4 0.636 4.11 3.13 20 15 100.7 52 46 101 3 49 108 0.268 0.368 1.49 0.27 4.38 9.66

And some info from FutureSox:

Petricka:

On the MLB.com broadcast, Johnathan Mayo raved about Petricka’s upper 90s fastball, but mentioned that he might need to be converted to the bullpen.

… Baseball America’s subscription only scouting report of Petricka mentions him as a high helium type pick this year (the strikeouts support this as well). They say his fastball velocity has been inconsistent, sometimes sitting around 90, others sitting 92-94 and touching 98. His curve is a solid pitch, but needs work.

Reed:

Addison Reed throws 90-92 mph as a starter touching 94 mph at times. He combines the fastball with a plus slider that has been nasty for him and his changeup is a solid average pitch.

Reed could develop as a solid innings eater at the Major League level, though his upside is probably not much more than a #4 starter.

Royse:

Royse, the Friday starter for the Cardinals, has a 90-93 fastball with good sink. His change up is developing and he has good control. However, he has had issues maintaining his velocity.

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