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June 28, 2012

Chris Sale goes 7

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2012 11:00 pm
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Sox @ Twins:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 9-2) 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 2.27
Ohman 2.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 6.41
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 2 6 2 3.90

Pitches-strikes: Sale 93-64, Ohman 46-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-5, Ohman 3-1.
Batters faced: Sale 25, Ohman 11.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 88.03 88.3 14.61 2.81 3 3 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.3849
CH (Changeup) 83.91 87.8 13.24 3.41 22 15 / 68.18% 4 / 18.18% 12 / 63.16% -0.1267
SL (Slider) 79.02 82.3 -0.25 -1.03 28 18 / 64.29% 6 / 21.43% 10 / 50.00% 0.3726
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.75 94 11.71 5.60 40 28 / 70.00% 2 / 5.00% 22 / 64.71% -0.2029
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
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 11 9 81.82 19 -0.848
3 21 12 57.14 40 0.589
4 13 9 69.23 53 -0.335
5 15 10 66.67 68 0.869
6 13 10 76.92 81 0.288
7 12 7 58.33 93 -0.057

Sale got 6 whiffs on his slider and 4 whiffs on his changeup.

Here’s how yesterday’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91

RL=Relief

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June 27, 2012

Will Ohman

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 27, 2012 11:00 pm
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Left/Right Splits:

SPLITS: Regular Season 2012
SPLIT TEAM W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
vs Left - - 3.31 - - - - - - 16.1 11 6 6 2 2 3 0 8 .186 0.86 1.67
vs Right - - 11.32 - - - - - - 10.1 12 13 13 4 4 2 0 5 .286 1.35 1.08

Very good versus lefties, very bad against righties. But that’s how it’s supposed to be. The guy is a LOOGY. So, why DFA him? Because he didn’t do what he’s not supposed to do?

UPDATE: James explains why. :) /UPDATE

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May 12, 2012

Chris Sale averaged 91.7 mph on his two-seamer tonight (May 12)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 12, 2012 11:00 pm
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Royals @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 3-2) 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 0 3.08
Jones, N 2.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.26
Ohman 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.40
Stewart 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.89
Totals 9.0 12 5 5 2 7 0 3.50

Balk: Ohman.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 103-66, Jones, N 29-21, Ohman 9-6, Stewart 22-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 7-4, Jones, N 3-0, Ohman 1-0, Stewart 3-1.
Batters faced: Sale 24, Jones, N 8, Ohman 2, Stewart 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Stewart 1-1.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 88.43 89.1 10.27 0.75 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.5037
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.10 94.6 7.58 3.98 5 4 / 80.00% 1 / 20.00% 3 / 75.00% 0.3357
CH (Changeup) 84.34 87.5 11.60 -0.13 10 7 / 70.00% 3 / 30.00% 6 / 66.67% -0.7669
SL (Slider) 78.17 82 -5.23 -6.04 19 12 / 63.16% 0 / 0.00% 8 / 53.33% -0.0868
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.72 95.4 9.99 2.83 66 41 / 62.12% 2 / 3.03% 30 / 54.55% 1.2610
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 42 23 54.76 42 1.791
2 17 12 70.59 59 -0.848
3 12 7 58.33 71 -0.834
4 18 13 72.22 89 0.480
5 14 11 78.57 103 -0.350

Sale couldn’t find the plate and threw only 2 of his first 11 pitches for strikes. He threw 23 of the 46 pitches in the first inning  for strikes. After the first inning things were much better but the offense decided to take the night off.

In his first 5 starts Sale averaged 92.35, 91.60, 93.44, 94.35, 94.26 (last to first start) mph on his two-seamer. So, today velocity was down. The game started 1 hour later than scheduled due to a rain-delay, and the air was pretty dump. Sale, also, threw 19 sliders tonight. Number of sliders in his first 5 starts: 23, 28, 49, 18, 31 (last to first start).

More Pitch-F/X readings inside.

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May 2, 2012

Chris Sale gets W number 3

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 2, 2012 3:20 am
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Sox vs. Cleveland:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 3-1) 6.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 2.81
Ohman 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.43
Stewart 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
Santiago, H 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 7.36
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 3 5 1 3.35

Pitches-strikes: Sale 88-62, Ohman 10-7, Stewart 24-14, Santiago, H 32-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 9-5, Ohman 2-0, Stewart 3-0, Santiago, H 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 22, Ohman 3, Stewart 5, Santiago, H 6.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 89.63 91 10.19 3.23 19 10 / 52.63% 0 / 0.00% 7 / 43.75% -0.4804
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.20 92.2 6.41 7.18 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0502
CH (Changeup) 84.64 87.8 11.47 2.30 17 14 / 82.35% 2 / 11.76% 9 / 75.00% -0.5609
SL (Slider) 79.66 84.9 -4.69 -3.94 23 17 / 73.91% 2 / 8.70% 10 / 62.50% -0.2465
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.35 94.4 9.38 5.50 28 21 / 75.00% 2 / 7.14% 18 / 72.00% -1.3346
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 10 7 70.00 10 -0.834
2 19 13 68.42 29 0.811
3 20 11 55.00 49 -0.518
4 11 10 90.91 60 -0.848
5 21 15 71.43 81 -0.350
6 7 6 85.71 88 -0.834

More players inside

UPDATE: And here’s James’ recap.

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April 16, 2012

Hector Santiago blows the save

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2012 11:00 pm
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Chuck Garfien:

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humber 5.1 6 1 1 3 7 0 1.69
Ohman 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 12.00
Thornton(H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Crain(H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.60
Santiago, H(BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 2 6.75
Stewart(L, 0-1) 1.0 5 6 1 0 1 1 4.50

Pitch F/X for Hector Santiago:

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) 93.63 95 7.25 7.53 15 9 / 60.00% 2 / 13.33% 2.7718 0.410
CH (Changeup) 80.64 86.2 10.50 1.74 7 3 / 42.86% 2 / 28.57% -0.3674 0.475
SL (Slider) 81.30 81.3 -3.64 -5.64 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0624 0.465
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 23 13 56.52 23 2.342

UPDATE: JJ explains what went wrong. /UPDATE

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April 2, 2012

White Sox vs. Brewers @ 2:05 pm CT; free webcast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2012 1:05 pm
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Watch free live webcast of South Siders’ desert finale

Gavin Floyd will be on the hill today at 2:05 p.m. CT, live on a free exclusive whitesox.com webcast, vs. the Brewers in the final Cactus League tilt. Floyd is scheduled to throw six innings or 110 pitches. Will Ohman is also scheduled to pitch. Watch live webcastGameday | Boxscore

Or click the video below and wait 4-5 seconds (the video at the whitesox.com webcast can be expanded to full-screen):

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March 11, 2012

Will Ohman (LHRP) adds a change-up to his pitches

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 11, 2012 2:31 pm
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Daryl Van Schouwen:

Left-handed relief specialist Will Ohman, who has made a career with his fastball and slider, is throwing a changeup that he and pitching coach Don Cooper are excited about.

A changeup gives Ohman a pitch to get right-handed hitters out with, which could extend his outings from one or two hitters to a full inning or more.

Another Cooper fix?

February 8, 2012

White Sox Announce 2012 Broadcast Schedule

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 8, 2012 10:30 pm
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whitesox.com press release:

The Chicago White Sox, Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV and WSCR-AM 670 (The Score) have announced the team’s television and radio broadcast schedules for the 2012 season.

Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will televise 101 regular-season White Sox games beginning with the season opener on Friday, April 6 against the defending American League champion Texas Rangers in Arlington at 1:05 p.m. CDT.  CSN also will air Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, April 13 vs. the reigning AL Central Division champion Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m.

WGN is scheduled to broadcast 30 Sox games this season, beginning with the club’s second game of the year, and first night game, on Saturday, April 7 at Texas (7:05 p.m.).  WCIU will begin its 25-game schedule on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:05 p.m. at Cleveland.

Five White Sox games are scheduled to be broadcast nationally as part of the FOX Saturday Baseball “Game of the Week” package, beginning April 21 at Seattle (3:05 p.m.).  ESPN will air the White Sox at Rangers game on April 8 as part of its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule with coverage starting at 7:00 p.m.  Additional Sox games may be added to the ESPN and FOX slates later in the season. …

Here are links to the 2012 Schedule (Opening Day is April 6), to the 2012 Broadcast Schedule, and to the 2012 Printable Schedule. The Broadcast Schedule has all games in one page making search easy.

Other White Sox links:

Listen to J.J. Kenny and stay away from A.J. Burnett.

April 22, 2011

Carlos Quentin: now OPSing 1.121 (video) [UPDATE]

Video: HR #1 (0:54), HR #2 (0:52). Dr. Fishbein is doing an awesome job!

BTW, here are some BABIPs from statcorner:

Gordon Beckham: .237
Adam Dunn: .250
Brent Morel: .250
A.J. Pierzynski: .250
Alexei Ramirez: .241
Alex Rios: .213

Edwin Jackson: .342
Jesse Crain: .200
Will Ohman: .348
Chris Sale: .346
Sergio Santos: .250
Matt Thornton: .400

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January 31, 2011

Fangraphs introduces pitcher heat maps

Appelman @ FG:

At FanGraphs we’re big fans of the heat map. And now customizable heat maps are now available in the pitchf/x sections for all pitchers. Much thanks to Dave Allen for helping me out!

Here are the heat maps for Mark Buehrle, John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Edwin Jackson, Chris Sale, and Jake Peavy. Also, Jesse Crain, Gregory Infante, Will Ohman, Tony Pena, Sergio Santos, and Matt Thornton.

January 8, 2011

White Sox agree to 2 year, $4 million deal with LHRP Will Ohman [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 8, 2011 8:22 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

The White Sox and left-handed reliever Will Ohman have agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal, pending a physical, as confirmed to MLB.com on Saturday by a source close to the situation. The team has yet to comment.

Ohman, 33, fills the need of a left-hander sought out by the White Sox to complete their bullpen changeover, possibly being used in a situational role or in the middle innings. That 2011 changeover includes the addition of fellow free agent Jesse Crain and the departure of Bobby Jenks, Scott Linebrink and J.J. Putz.

This addition of Ohman sets up White Sox relievers extremely well against a team with significant left-handed punch, such as the defending American League Central champion Twins, featuring Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel, with Ohman joining fellow southpaws Matt Thornton and Chris Sale.

UPDATE: Scot Gregor @ DH:

The White Sox’ bullpen shapes up like this: Chris Sale is your closer, Matt Thornton and Jesse Crain are the primary setup guys, Sergio Santos is behind them, Tony Pena is the long man and Ohman the left-handed specialist.

UPDATE #2: Ohman will earn $1.5 million in 2011 and $2.5 million in 2012 (from the press release).

January 7, 2011

White Sox are the favorites to sign Will Ohman

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 7, 2011 6:29 pm
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Connoly @ BS tweets:

Orioles are not 1 of the 3 finalists for signing LHP Will Ohman. Source says the White Sox are the favorites. Decision close, not done

Someone here mentioned Will Ohman the other day.

UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:

The White Sox are one of the three finalists for left-handed reliever Will Ohman, as confirmed to MLB.com Friday by a source close to the situation. The team has yet to comment. …

UPDATE #2: Dyck @ CT:

Ohman, 33, pitched for the Cubs for seven seasons and is expected to sign for about $1.5 million. His value is against left-handers, who hit just .229 against him compared to .288 for right-handers.

October 20, 2009

If Beckham changes positions

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 20, 2009 8:54 pm
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it won’t be shortstop:

“I’m not saying he’s not a good shortstop,” Guillen said of Beckham. “I think if he moves somewhere, it should be to second base. The last three months, (Ramirez) played pretty good.”

Also, Ozzie put Jayson Nix and Brent Lillibridge on notice again:

“I expect those two guys to change their games and play the way we think they can play,” Guillen said. “They have to go out and give us better at-bats. If they don’t, we have to go a different way.”

Nix batted .224/.308/.408/.716 with 28 BBs and 64 Ks in 290 PAs.

Lastly Scot Gregor speculates about a possible bullpen pickup. Gregor throws out the name of Will Ohman.

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