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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.

May 18, 2010

Anthony Carter throwing 98 mph!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
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Norris @ FutureSox:

I witnessed a revelation this past Saturday night. [Anthony] Carter was sent into the game in the top of the 9th with a 7-4 lead. … Carter absolutlely wowed me by blowing away three batters all on strikeouts.  According to the scoreboard, he hit 98 on several of the pitches.  Could Carter land on the prospect radar as a reliever that throws gas?  He had a lot of life on his pitches even as a starter, so when he wasn’t holding back as a reliever, it was impressive.

November 24, 2009

Maximum and average pitcher’s velocities in the AFL

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 24, 2009 7:10 pm
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Cooper:


Name			Maximum	Average
Sergio Santos		98.8		95.95
Jacob Rasner		93.1		91.59
Matt Long		91.6		90.34
Justin Cassel		91.1		88.27
Kyle Bellamy		88.2		87.01

November 23, 2009

FutureSox’ AFL Review

FutureSox:

Jordan Danks finished in the top five in hits, walks and OBP and led the league in runs scored (31). Danks plays good center field and the scouts agreed in various reports out of Arizona. He had a great walk rate (20 in 99 AB) and hit .343, but the concern has been contact rate and he did nothing to change that. He struck out in almost 22% of his plate appearances in Arizona, staying in line with his 2009 numbers in Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He doesn’t project to hit for big power so he will need to improve that to be a successful hitter in the Majors. At the same time, a good defensive center fielder that can get on-base will always have a job. …

BTW, the Tribune has some numbers here.

November 21, 2009

AFL Day 37

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 21, 2009 12:27 am
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No games today. The Championship game is tomorrow (1:35 pm CT on MLB Network & MLB.com).

Let’s look at the final pitching stats for the Sox prospects:

Matt Long: 3.48 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP with 7 Ks and 1 BB in 10.1 IP
Kyle Bellamy
: 1.59 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP with 7 Ks and 4 BBs in 5.2 IP
Sergio Santos: 6.14 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP with 20 Ks and 10 BBs in 14.2 IP
Justin Cassel: 7.85 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP with 13 Ks and 10 BBs in 18.1 IP
Jacob Rasner: 9.45 ERA and a 2.85 WHIP with 4 Ks and 6 BBs in 6.2 IP

November 20, 2009

Sox protect Gartrell/Hynick/Omogrosso/Santos/Luis

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DH:

The White Sox have purchased the contracts of outfielder Stefan Gartrell and right-handed pitchers Brandon Hynick, Brian Omogrosso and Sergio Santos from Class AAA Charlotte and right-hander Santo Luis from Class A Winston-Salem. With the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster is at 37.

No Shelby?

UPDATE: whitesox.com:

Santos’ numbers might not stand out, but he’s touched 97 mph while pitching in the Arizona Fall League over the past month and has shown improvement

“Sergio has a plus arm, and he’s someone who is drawing attention out there,” said Kirk Champion, the White Sox Minor League pitching coordinator.

Champion also said Santos’ slider is around the plate more than when he first transitioned and he has an outstanding changeup.

Mayo has the Rule 5 Draft order. The Sox have the 13th pick.

November 18, 2009

AFL Day 35 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 4:33 pm
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Phoenix Desert Dogs vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF. Brent Morel is playing 3B. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 7-6:

Jordan Danks: 3-5, 1 K, 1 SB, .337 AVG
Brent Morel: 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .414 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 DP, .242 AVG
Justin Cassel: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 7.85 ERA
Jacob Rasner: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 2 BB, 0 HR, 9.45 ERA
Kyle Bellamy: 2.- IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 1.59 ERA

Today’s game between Peoria and Phoenix was a preview of Saturday’s Championship game, which will air live on MLB Network (1:30 pm CT).

More on Morel here.

Rule 5 Draft 40-man roster deadline: Friday (Nov 20)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 1:57 pm
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Rogers:

Stefan Gartrell, a 25-year-old right fielder who hit 23 home runs last season in the high minors, is expected to be added to the White Sox’s 40-man roster by Friday, which is the deadline to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

Besides Stefan Gartrell, other Sox players that must be protected are 24-year-old CF John Shelby, and 25-year-old pitchers Brian Omogrosso, Matt Long, and Justin Cassel.

November 12, 2009

AFL Day 29 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 3:19 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Surprise Rafters: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing DH. Brent Morel is playing 3B. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 8-6:

Jordan Danks: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, .329 AVG
Brent Morel: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 CS, .400 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 1-4, 1 RBI, .263 AVG
Justin Cassel: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 K, 4 BB, 0 HR, 8.80 ERA

November 5, 2009

AFL Day 23 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 5, 2009 6:56 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Mesa Solar Sox: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF. Brent Morel is playing 3B. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 87 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 8-1:

Jordan Danks: 0-5, 2 K, .333 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 0-4, 2 K, .255 AVG
Brent Morel: 1-3, 1 BB, .280 AVG
Justin Cassel: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 1 DP,  5.52 ERA
Jacob Rasner: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 27.00 ERA
Kyle Bellamy: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA

October 31, 2009

AFL Day 19 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 31, 2009 3:32 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Surprise Rafters: Boxscore, Gameday. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria won 12-5:

Justin Cassel: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 HR, 5.40 ERA
Sergio Santos: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 12.71 ERA

October 26, 2009

AFL Day 14 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 26, 2009 7:43 pm
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Surprise Rafters vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF, C.J. Retherford 2B, and Justin Cassel got the start. Sounds familiar? Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.

UPDATE: Peoria won 2-1:

Jordan Danks: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 OA, .417 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 DP, .357 AVG
Justin Cassel: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 5.59 ERA

October 20, 2009

AFL Day 8 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ October 20, 2009 1:44 pm
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Mesa Solar Sox vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF. Dayan Viciedo is playing 3B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria won 14-10:

Jordan Danks: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throw), .389 AVG
Justin Cassel: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 9.53 ERA
Matt Long: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 6.75 ERA
Sergio Santos: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, 2 HR, 5.40 ERA

Here’s Tom Carkeek’s Justin Cassel article.

October 14, 2009

AFL Day 2 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ October 14, 2009 4:05 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Surprise Rafters: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF, C.J. Retherford 2B, and Justin Cassel got the start. Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 6-4:

Jordan Danks: 0-3, 1 RBI
C.J. Retherford: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Justin Cassel:  3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
Matt Long:  2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

August 25, 2009

Jordan Danks and Dayan Viciedo highlight 2009′s Sox AFL players

This year’s Sox team are the Peoria Javelinas. The Full Roster is here. Besides Jordan Danks and Dayan Viciedo the other Sox participants are: Justin Cassel, Johnnie Lowe, Henry Mabee, Jacob Rasner, and C.J. Retherford.

No Tyler Flowers or Dan Hudson. :-(

BTW, Lowe and Rasner are featured in this week’s FutureSox ‘Hot and Cold’ column.

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