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March 8, 2012

Adam Dunn gives Robin Ventura his first managerial win

Adam Dunn went 2-3 with a 3-run home run against Naftali Feliz and a double against a lefty, Gordon Beckham added a 2-run home run, Dayan Viciedo and Kosuke Fukudome added a double each, and Hector Santiago struck-out three and walked 1 in the 2 scoreless innings he pitched. The Sox won 6-3 and Ventura got his 1st win as a manager. Boxscore | Gameday | Recap

J.J. has the strikezone plot of Dunn’s home run at-bat from Brooks Baseball (Pitch F/X for Dunn’s home run at-bat).

And here’s the lineup card from today’s win:

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February 11, 2012

What could go wrong for Addison Reed in 2012?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 11, 2012 11:30 pm
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I say nothing but Jason Parks @ BP takes a look:

What Could Go Wrong in 2012: [Addison] Reed can get a little fastball-dependent, which doesn’t usually matter because his fastball is an explosive pitch with near-elite velocity that he can spot on either side of the plate. He could struggle if his command wavers, or if his slider flattens out a bit, which it did at times in 2011. If he loses the slider, even for a sequence, he becomes more of a one-dimensional arm, and major-league hitters can square up velocity when they know that’s all you have in the tank. To find sustainable success, Reed needs to keep that slider sharp and in sequence while maintaining his command. If that happens—and it should—there is very little to worry about in his immediate future.

And here’s Addison Reed’s player card at BrooksBaseball.net.

February 3, 2012

Pitch classification project

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 3, 2012 11:30 pm
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Dan Brooks:

This is a little script that displays seasonal PITCHf/x data using labels tagged by the THT writers. It includes over a dozen different ways to cut and slice the data, with some of the most common PITCHf/x plots (e.g., Horizontal Movement x Speed) and some uncommon ones (e.g., fancy trajectory plots with nice art). …

Here’sJohn Danks’ player card and Chris Sale’s player card.

Other White Sox links:

November 18, 2011

The Sox left Terry Doyle unprotected in the Rule V draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2011 12:30 pm
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Jennifer Langosh:

While Heath and Leesman are no longer at risk of being taken by another club, several White Sox Minor Leaguers, including outfielder Jordan Danks and right-hander Terry Doyle, were left unprotected.

The press release says the 40-man roster is now at 36.

Another dumb move. Doyle had a very good season:

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
2011 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ CHW 8 10 .444 3.07 26 26 0 3 1 0 173.0 162 65 59 11 33 0 122 6 0 5 703 1.127 8.4 0.6 1.7 6.3 3.70
2011 25 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 5 .167 2.84 11 11 0 1 0 0 73.0 71 27 23 3 11 0 49 2 0 2 297 1.123 8.8 0.4 1.4 6.0 4.45
2011 25 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 7 5 .583 3.24 15 15 0 2 1 0 100.0 91 38 36 8 22 0 73 4 0 3 406 1.130 8.2 0.7 2.0 6.6 3.32
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 11/18/2011.

And look at his 2011 AFL stats:

2011 Offseason Leagues
Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MSS AFL 4 0 1.98 8 8 0 0 0 27.1 12 6 6 4 5 22 1.20 .135

Damn, what more did they want?

Also, inside you can see the Pitch F/X data for his starts in AFL stadiums that were Pitch F/X equipped. Average fastball was 92 mph. The guy threw strikes and didn’t walk batters. Why not give Doyle a shot to make the bullpen?

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November 16, 2011

Terry Doyle throws 3 1-run innings; finishes AFL season with 1.98 ERA

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 16, 2011 9:00 pm
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11/16:

Mesa Solar Sox
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle 3.0 1 1 1 1 4 1 1.98
Beliveau 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40
Griffith (BS, 2)(L, 0-2) 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 9.64
Petricka 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5.51
Kloess 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.6
Pitches-strikes: Doyle 51-33, Beliveau 27-21, Griffith 25-12, Petricka 20-13, Kloess 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 1-2, Beliveau 0-4, Griffith 1-0, Petricka 1-0, Kloess 1-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 10, Beliveau 7, Griffith 7, Petricka 5, Kloess 3.

Pitch F/X says:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 92.26 94.6 -5.05 8.71 31 16 / 51.61% 1 / 3.23% 0.8224 0.406
CH (Changeup) 85.10 85.9 -7.25 5.65 2 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.1004 0.443
SL (Slider) 82.85 84.2 0.68 1.02 8 8 / 100.00% 2 / 25.00% -0.9395 0.455
CU (Curveball) 80.03 80.9 4.15 -7.34 10 9 / 90.00% 1 / 10.00% -0.5038 0.472
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 17 11 64.71 17 0.582
2 18 12 66.67 35 -0.254
3 16 10 62.50 51 -0.848

There is one more game in the AFL season. The championship is on Saturday.

Doyle finished with a 22/5 K/BB ratio in 27.1 innings. Other stats: 1.25 flyball/groundball ratio, 0.62 WHIP (1st in the AFL).

Pitch-by-pitch results inside. (more…)

November 5, 2011

Free Live Webcast of the AFL Rising Stars Game [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 5, 2011 7:00 pm
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Watch here:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=23943936&content_id=19973181

UPDATE: Doyle was the first ‘AFL East’ pitcher that didn’t allow any runs. They should had let him start. Now the East is losing 10-2.

Boxscore:

AFL East Rising Stars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cole 0.2 4 5 5 1 1 2 67.50
Ames 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 6.75
Brewer 1.0 5 4 4 0 0 0 36.00
Doyle 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Pitches-strikes: Doyle 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 1-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 4.

Play-by-play:

AFL West Bottom of the 4th

  • Pitcher Change: Terry Doyle replaces Charles Brewer.
  • Michael Choice singles on a line drive to right fielder Robbie Grossman.
  • Joe Terdoslavich singles on a ground ball to right fielder Robbie Grossman. Michael Choice to 3rd.
  • Jaff Decker strikes out swinging.
  • Christian Bethancourt grounds into double play, third baseman Nolan Arenado to second baseman Brian Dozier to first baseman Ben Paulsen. Joe Terdoslavich out at 2nd.

Pitch F/X from Gameday:

Inning Batter # Pitch # Speed Break in. Pfx in. Pitch Type Pitch result AB result
4 1 1 82 10 2 Slider Called Strike
2 83 10 2 Curveball Foul
3 92 4 10 Fastball In play, no out Single
2 1 92 4 8 Fastball Ball
2 83 9 8 Changeup Ball
3 92 6 10 Fastball In play, no out Single
3 1 79 11 6 Curveball Called Strike
2 92 4 10 Fastball Called Strike
3 80 12 7 Curveball Swinging Strike (Blocked) Strikeout
4 1 81 9 3 Slider Foul
2 83 8 4 Slider Ball In Dirt
3 93 3 10 Fastball Foul
4 79 12 7 Curveball Ball In Dirt
5 81 11 4 Curveball In play, out(s) GIDP

I count 5 fastballs, 3 sliders, 5 curveballs, and 1 changeup. Average fastball was a bit more than 92 mph.

UPDATE: Pitch F/X data:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 92.06 92.5 -3.97 8.25 5 4 / 80.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.8192 0.403
CH (Changeup) 82.60 82.6 -8.22 1.56 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0613 0.451
SL (Slider) 82.10 83.3 2.19 0.30 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% -0.0565 0.454
CU (Curveball) 80.34 83.1 2.72 -3.95 5 3 / 60.00% 1 / 20.00% -0.9005 0.467
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
4 14 9 64.29 14 -0.077

October 28, 2011

Terry Doyle pitches 3 scoreless innings (Pitch-F/X readings)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 28, 2011 11:15 pm
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10/28:

Mesa Solar Sox
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle (W, 4-0) 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.92
Pitches-strikes: Doyle 52-32.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 3-2.
Batters faced: Doyle 11.

Since the park was equipped with a Pitch-F/X system we got the following readings on Doyle’s pitches:

Inning Batter # Pitch # Speed Break in. Pfx in. Pitch Type Pitch result AB result
1 1 1 92 4 11 Fastball Ball
2 91 4 11 Fastball Foul
3 90 5 12 Fastball Ball
4 92 5 9 Fastball Called Strike
5 79 13 7 Curveball Swinging Strike Strikeout
2 1 91 5 10 Fastball Ball
2 92 5 10 Fastball In play, no out Double
3 1 93 5 10 Fastball Called Strike
2 83 8 7 Changeup Ball
3 92 7 11 Fastball Foul
4 81 11 4 Curveball Ball In Dirt
5 80 13 9 Curveball In play, out(s) Groundout
4 1 82 10 3 Changeup Called Strike
2 92 4 11 Fastball Called Strike
3 81 12 6 Curveball Ball In Dirt
4 92 6 10 Fastball Ball
5 81 10 2 Changeup Foul
6 94 4 12 Fastball In play, out(s) Popout
2 1 1 92 5 12 Fastball Ball
2 91 4 10 Fastball Ball
3 90 7 12 Fastball Foul
4 86 8 11 Changeup Ball
5 91 8 14 Fastball In play, out(s) Groundout
2 1 92 4 10 Fastball Called Strike
2 92 7 12 Fastball Foul
3 93 4 10 Fastball Ball
4 91 5 11 Fastball Ball
5 81 12 7 Curveball In play, no out Single
3 1 89 8 12 Fastball Ball
Pickoff Attempt 1B
2 91 6 12 Fastball Called Strike
3 90 7 11 Fastball Ball
Pickoff Attempt 1B
4 88 7 10 Fastball In play, out(s) Flyout
4 1 82 9 3 Slider Ball
2 91 5 9 Fastball Swinging Strike
3 91 6 10 Fastball Ball
4 91 5 12 Fastball Ball
5 90 5 9 Fastball Called Strike
6 91 5 13 Fastball Foul (Runner Going)
7 91 6 10 Fastball Foul (Runner Going)
8 79 13 8 Curveball Called Strike Strikeout
3 1 1 90 5 10 Fastball Foul
2 91 5 7 Fastball Swinging Strike
3 92 5 7 Fastball Ball
4 90 5 8 Fastball In play, out(s) Groundout
2 1 92 6 7 Fastball Called Strike
2 83 9 6 Changeup In play, out(s) Flyout
3 1 91 4 11 Fastball Ball
2 82 9 1 Slider Swinging Strike
3 91 7 10 Fastball Ball
4 91 5 8 Fastball Called Strike
5 82 10 3 Slider Foul
6 79 14 12 Curveball Called Strike Strikeout

I count 37 fastballs, 7 curveballs, 5 changeups, and 3 sliders among the 52 pitches Doyle threw today. His fastball seems to be sitting at about 91-92 mph.

UPDATE: Pitch F/X data:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 91.37 93.7 -6.60 7.25 30 17 / 56.67% 2 / 6.67% -0.1210 0.408
CH (Changeup) 82.88 85.6 -5.19 0.85 5 3 / 60.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.1477 0.450
SL (Slider) 81.97 82.4 -1.80 -0.51 3 2 / 66.67% 1 / 33.33% -0.0135 0.459
CU (Curveball) 80.07 81.1 1.26 -7.33 7 5 / 71.43% 1 / 14.29% -0.4942 0.469
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 90.19 91 -10.32 5.78 7 5 / 71.43% 0 / 0.00% -0.4400 0.417
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 18 11 61.11 18 -0.019
2 22 12 54.55 40 -0.350
3 12 9 75.00 52 -0.848

September 17, 2011

Zach Stewart threw 9 changeups tonight. And 7 of the 9 were strikes.

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 17, 2011 11:07 pm
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Not the usual 2 pitch, fastball-slider, combo. Maybe Coop is tweaking something. And it seems the slider was the one that wasn’t up to the job:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 89.35 92.4 -5.10 9.83 53 39 / 73.58% 2 / 3.77% 1.9275 0.421
CH (Changeup) 83.10 84.3 -5.53 5.61 9 7 / 77.78% 2 / 22.22% 0.0519 0.451
SL (Slider) 80.28 86.1 4.51 0.36 31 15 / 48.39% 0 / 0.00% 1.3123 0.468
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 89.13 90.4 -9.30 7.29 9 5 / 55.56% 1 / 11.11% 0.3477 0.423
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 19 11 57.89 19 -0.259
2 18 14 77.78 37 0.163
3 19 10 52.63 56 -0.034
4 25 16 64.00 81 1.831
5 21 15 71.43 102 1.938

Stewart:

“Warming up, I felt like I was hitting my spots,” Stewart said. “My breaking stuff was working and my changeup was good. And that was the thing, overall my fastball was OK. I threw the majority of strikes with that. Breaking ball and changeup, I couldn’t throw a strike with the curve and the changeup was erratic. ”

Curve?

September 14, 2011

Pitch F/X for Dylan Axelrod’s start

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 14, 2011 3:22 pm
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9/14:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Axelrod 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 1 2.25

Pitch F/X:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.04 91.7 -6.39 9.17 39 24 / 61.54% 0 / 0.00% -0.1691 0.419
CH (Changeup) 82.20 83.5 -6.60 3.06 3 3 / 100.00% 1 / 33.33% -0.3664 0.456
SL (Slider) 82.90 84.9 0.30 1.46 43 31 / 72.09% 9 / 20.93% 0.2825 0.452
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 89.29 91.5 -9.44 8.75 8 3 / 37.50% 0 / 0.00% 0.0345 0.426
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 20 12 60.00 20 -0.048
2 17 11 64.71 37 0.596
3 10 8 80.00 47 -0.848
4 20 12 60.00 67 -0.048
5 13 8 61.54 80 -0.350
6 13 10 76.92 93 0.480

Doesn’t scream MLB starting pitcher…

September 5, 2011

Zach Stewart throws a 1-hitter

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 5, 2011 9:46 pm
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The Fastball/Slider combo goes 9 innings:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.11 92.7 -3.87 7.90 77 55 / 71.43% 3 / 3.90% -4.9114 0.417
CH (Changeup) 83.40 83.4 -4.98 4.54 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2348 0.448
SL (Slider) 80.61 84.8 7.47 -0.75 36 19 / 52.78% 7 / 19.44% -1.6568 0.467
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 8 7 87.50 8 -0.848
2 12 7 58.33 20 -0.848
3 14 9 64.29 34 -0.862
4 6 5 83.33 40 -0.834
5 13 9 69.23 53 -0.848
6 12 8 66.67 65 -0.848
7 10 6 60.00 75 -0.834
8 23 15 65.22 98 -0.019
9 16 9 56.25 114 -0.862

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stewart(W, 2-3) 9.0 1 0 0 0 9 0 4.56
Totals 9.0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3.91

August 25, 2011

Another shutout…

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 25, 2011 1:00 am
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Hey, maybe we will get a higher draft pick out of this tragedy…

#SilverLining

PS. And tonight’s Pitch F/X for Zach Stewart says fastball/slider reliever and nothing more.

Other White Sox links:

August 6, 2011

Pitch F/X for tonight’s Zach Stewart start

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2011 10:40 pm
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Pitch F/X tool:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 91.99 94.9 -3.45 7.28 50 37 / 74.00% 2 / 4.00% 0.3980 0.406
CH (Changeup) 83.60 83.6 -2.18 8.22 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2348 0.441
SL (Slider) 84.33 87.1 5.90 -0.24 28 17 / 60.71% 1 / 3.57% 0.1354 0.443
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 13 9 69.23 13 -0.019
2 15 12 80.00 28 -0.335
3 5 4 80.00 33 -0.834
4 13 7 53.85 46 -0.518
5 17 11 64.71 63 0.772
6 12 9 75.00 75 0.767
7 4 3 75.00 79 0.465

Graphs inside

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July 5, 2011

Balk-off!

Bottom of the 9th, A.J. at 3rd, Big Donkey batting, Aaron Crow at the mound:


http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=16613133&c_id=cws (0:54)

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 3.66
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
Santos(BS, 3)(W, 3-3) 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 3.07
Totals 9.0 10 4 4 1 5 2 3.79

RE24:A.J. Pierzynski 1.51, Adam Dunn 1.29, Alexei Ramirez -1.39, Alex Rios -1.13.

Sergio was lucky he didn’t give up more dingers though. Pitch F/X shows only 2 sliders:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 95.38 96.1 -4.07 9.55 12 10 / 83.33% 0 / 0.00% 1.2934 0.395
CH (Changeup) 88.50 88.7 -8.43 3.72 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0304 0.428
SL (Slider) 84.55 85.2 3.74 -0.43 2 2 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2115 0.446
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate. Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches. Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
9 16 13Adam Dunn, 81.25 16 1.051

Other White Sox links: J.J. explains how Juan Pierre’s 3-game Game-Winning RBI streak can be costly to the Sox, James celebrates getting to .500 (it applies!) and recaps the past week, colin looks at the mystery of Adam Dunn, and Ozzie Guillen gets 2nd place on B-R’s ‘Man, if only they could hit’ leaderboard.

July 4, 2011

White Sox interested in Atlanta Braves’ RHP Brandon Beachy?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 4, 2011 11:55 pm
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Cafardo @ BG (via MLBTR):

Brandon Beachy, RHP, Braves – His success (20 strikeouts, two earned runs in his last 12 innings) since returning from the disabled list may accelerate a possible deal to improve the Braves’ offense. Whether Beachy would be trade bait is anyone’s guess, but his emergence could make a veteran such as Derek Lowe available. The White Sox recently sent Dave Yokum, their fine assistant general manager/pro scout, to watch Beachy and Braves’ pitching, so we’ll see if there’s any match, and whether the White Sox would ever consider dealing Carlos Quentin.

Beachy was John Sickels’ “Prospect of the Day” back in April:

… Undrafted, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves after a successful summer season in the collegiate Valley League. After a solid ’09, he jumped to prominence in 2010 by leading all of the minor leagues with a 1.73 ERA, also showing a 148/28 K/BB ratio in 120 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He performed well in three September starts, and made the Atlanta rotation this spring. The 24-year-old Beachy has a 90-94 MPH fastball to go with a solid curveball and changeup, and he has an excellent feel for pitching. …

and got a B- from Sickels  in October of 2010:

9) Brandon Beachy, RHP, Grade B-: Finished product, can be a number four starter or a very good reliever.

More prospect reports here.

Beachy’s stats from B-R:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2010 23 ATL NL 0 2 .000 3.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 16 9 5 0 7 3 15 0 0 1 67 136 1.533 9.6 0.0 4.2 9.0 2.14
2011 24 ATL NL 3 1 .750 3.23 11 11 0 0 0 0 61.1 50 23 22 8 15 4 72 3 0 5 249 119 1.060 7.3 1.2 2.2 10.6 4.80
2 Seasons 3 3 .500 3.18 14 14 0 0 0 0 76.1 66 32 27 8 22 7 87 3 0 6 316 122 1.153 7.8 0.9 2.6 10.3 3.95
162 Game Avg. 7 7 .500 3.18 34 34 0 0 0 0 185 160 78 66 19 53 17 211 7 0 15 767 122 1.153 7.8 0.9 2.6 10.3 3.95
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/4/2011.

and

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
2008 21 Danville APPY Rk ATL 2 0 1.000 2.25 6 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 12 5 3 1 2 0 16 1 0 2 51 1.167 9.0 0.8 1.5 12.0 8.00
2009 22 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-A-AA ATL 4 3 .571 3.87 35 8 13 0 0 1 76.2 80 42 33 2 19 1 64 10 0 5 327 1.291 9.4 0.2 2.2 7.5 3.37
2009 22 Rome SALL A ATL 0 0 5.60 12 0 5 0 0 0 17.2 20 11 11 0 4 0 17 2 0 0 75 1.358 10.2 0.0 2.0 8.7 4.25
2009 22 Myrtle Beach CARL A+ ATL 4 3 .571 3.41 22 8 8 0 0 1 58.0 59 31 22 2 15 1 47 8 0 5 248 1.276 9.2 0.3 2.3 7.3 3.13
2009 22 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 5 1 .833 1.73 35 13 7 0 0 2 119.1 93 34 23 5 28 0 148 4 0 3 482 1.014 7.0 0.4 2.1 11.2 5.29
2010 23 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 3 1 .750 1.47 27 6 6 0 0 1 73.2 53 17 12 3 22 0 100 2 0 2 295 1.018 6.5 0.4 2.7 12.2 4.55
2010 23 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 2 0 1.000 2.17 8 7 1 0 0 1 45.2 40 17 11 2 6 0 48 2 0 1 187 1.007 7.9 0.4 1.2 9.5 8.00
2011 24 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 1 0 1.000 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 21 1.200 7.2 1.8 3.6 14.4 4.00
4 Seasons 12 4 .750 2.54 77 22 20 0 0 3 213.0 189 82 60 9 51 1 236 15 0 10 881 1.127 8.0 0.4 2.2 10.0 4.63
AA (2 seasons) AA 3 1 .750 1.45 28 6 6 0 0 1 74.2 54 17 12 3 22 0 100 2 0 2 299 1.018 6.5 0.4 2.7 12.1 4.55
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 3 0 1.000 2.13 9 8 1 0 0 1 50.2 44 18 12 3 8 0 56 2 0 1 208 1.026 7.8 0.5 1.4 9.9 7.00
A (1 season) A 0 0 5.60 12 0 5 0 0 0 17.2 20 11 11 0 4 0 17 2 0 0 75 1.358 10.2 0.0 2.0 8.7 4.25
Rk (1 season) Rk 2 0 1.000 2.25 6 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 12 5 3 1 2 0 16 1 0 2 51 1.167 9.0 0.8 1.5 12.0 8.00
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 3 .571 3.41 22 8 8 0 0 1 58.0 59 31 22 2 15 1 47 8 0 5 248 1.276 9.2 0.3 2.3 7.3 3.13
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/4/2011.

Fangraphs says the average speed of his fastball is 91.8mph.

Would Atlanta trade a pitcher that’s nearly a rookie and with such good numbers?

And here’s the Texas Leaguers Pitch F/X database’s page for Beachy.

July 1, 2011

Another nasty 1-2-3 inning for Sergio Santos

Nice comeback. Alexei and Juan came through. Sergio and the bullpen shut it down. Crain has been very good this year.

RE24: Juan Pierre 1.58, Alexei Ramirez 1.07, A.J. Pierzynski 0.88, Alex Rios 0.69, Carlos Quentin -2.05, Edwin Jackson (P) -0.75, Brent Lillibridge -0.59, Edwin Jackson -0.55 (H).

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E(W, 5-6) 6.0 5 4 4 1 5 1 4.24
Bruney(H, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.27
Crain(H, 12) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.63
Santos(S, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.92
Totals 9.0 7 4 4 1 10 1 3.84

At-bat screenshots for Santos from MLB Gameday:

1st batter:

pitch #1: 94mph 4-seam fastball: foul
pitch #2: 84mph slider: foul
pitch #3: 86mph slider: swinging strike

2nd batter:

pitch #1: 95mph 4-seam fastball: strike
pitch #2: 84mph slider: strike
pitch #3: 85mph slider: swinging strike

3rd batter:

pitch #1: 95mph 4-seam fastball: strike
pitch #2: 84mph slider: ground out

The first pitch was a 4-seam fastball all time though.

Pitch F/X for Santos:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.80 95.3 -2.36 7.57 3 3 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.1292 0.392
SL (Slider) 84.54 85.7 3.76 -1.99 5 5 / 100.00% 2 / 40.00% -0.7332 0.442
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate. Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches. Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
9 8 8 100.00 8 -0.862

Pitch F/X for Crain:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.71 95.3 -1.53 10.19 9 6 / 66.67% 1 / 11.11% -0.5081 0.394
SL (Slider) 85.13 86.3 2.61 0.78 8 6 / 75.00% 3 / 37.50% 0.1163 0.436
CU (Curveball) 72.40 72.4 5.57 -9.71 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0421 0.527
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate. Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches. Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
8 18 12 66.67 18 -0.350
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