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December 2, 2012

Courtney Hawkins ETA: 2015

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 2, 2012 2:00 pm
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From Baseball Instinct’s ‘Chicago White Sox 2013 Top 21 Prospects List’:

1. Courtney Hawkins, OF 11/12/1993 H: 6’3” W: 220 – Hawkins is a power prospect with a solid frame and potential plus power.We got the chance to see Hawkins at the WWBA in 2011 and he made enough of an impact to be ranked at our #16 spot pre draft. He’s got a shorter development path than most HS draftees and should start the 2013 season in High-A. With his power comes the obvious high K rate, but he makes hard contact and uses the whole field, so some development time should allow him to pick better pitches and bring his bb rate closer to his K rate. Here’s our take pre draft:

Our Instinct – Hawkins bat is ready for the move to the pro stage. He’s not a power only hitter, willing to take a walk and work the count. With instruction he’ll be able to further employ his game power in better hitters counts. He makes consistent hard contact and uses the whole field with plus plus power to the pull side. He has the arm to stick in the more premium RF corner. But CF won’t be a play for him in pro ball. ETA: 2015.

2012 by the numbers: .284/.324/.480, 26 XBH(8 HR), 11 SB, .345 BABIP, 56/11 K/BB ratio in 229 ab’s between Rookie-A and Low-A, with a brief stop at High-A.  2012 1st round draft pick, 13th overall.

Check out the rest of the prospects at the link.

March 30, 2012

Seems Jared Mitchell is going to AA-Birmingham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 30, 2012 9:30 pm
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Scott Merkin:

A White Sox fan in search of the team’s future starters need look no deeper than Double-A Birmingham. That rotation features Nestor Molina, Simon Castro, Jose Quintana and Pedro Hernandez, who all took part in big league camp, as well as right-hander Cameron Bayne. If a starting spot opens up during the course of the season, there’s a chance the White Sox would look at the Barons as quickly as they would check the rotation for Triple-A Charlotte.

Molina (Sergio Santos, from Toronto), Castro and Hernandez (both Carlos Quentin, from San Diego) all came over during offseason trades. Birmingham’s roster also will feature relievers such as Nevin Griffith, Dan Remenowsky and Ryan Kussmaul, as well as position players such as Mitchell, Andy Wilkins and Jose Martinez.

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February 12, 2012

Top Minor League Prospects Compilation – Update #1

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 12, 2012 12:00 am
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Joe Hamrahi:

The first top prospects compilation update of the year is now available! I have linked to the new file below. The Excel workbook contains tabs at the bottom representing each of the league’s divisions as well as a tab for top 100 lists and positional analysis.

This is a fairly comprehensive update, but it is far from complete. I will have more for you Monday or Tuesday after Kevin Goldstein‘s Top 101 prospects list is released. All of MLB.com’s published prospects will be updated at that time as well thanks to the help of Jonathan Mayo.

As usual, if you find any errors or omissions, would like to recommend a ranking source, or have any other comments or suggestions, please email me at jhamrahi@baseballprospectus.com.

2011-2012 Top Prospect Compilation File – February 10, 2012

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April 25, 2011

FutureSox takes a look at the White Sox prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 25, 2011 12:59 pm
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Santaromita @ FS:

Red Flag Alert (stock could slip if this keeps up much longer)
Tyler Flowers, Charlotte (.206/.270/.324 1 HR, 2 BB, 12 K in 37 PA)
Jordan Danks, Charlotte (.156/.309/.222 9 BB, 19 K in 55 PA)
I’m lopping these two together because the story is the same: strikeouts. Each of them is striking out about one third of the time they step up to the plate. That’s unacceptable. At least Danks is drawing walks. If you didn’t already, it might be time to consider jumping ship soon.

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