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September 7, 2009

Fangraphs on Jordan Danks

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 9:20 pm


Jordan Danks | OF | Chicago (AL)

Danks was a little bit more advanced as a hitter than people expected and he hit .322/.409/.525 in 118 high-A at-bats. Moved up to double-A, he struggled in August and September, which brought his line down to .243/.337/.356 in 284 at-bats. His power has also diminished with each move in his pro career, with his ISO dropping from .300 to .203 to .113. Defensively, he could play in the Majors right now.

Gordon Beckham to return Wednesday?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 6:45 pm


Gordon Beckham fully expects to be back in the White Sox starting lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale of a brief two-game home set with Oakland. Beckham basically has missed the last three games due to a strained right oblique, although it’s more of a tweak than a full-out strain like the one that sent Chris Getz to the disabled list. The fact that Beckham exited Saturday’s contest in the bottom of the first inning and got treatment instead of playing on it probably saved the rookie third baseman from more extended trouble. …

However, since the Sox have an off-day on Thursday, Ozzie may keep Beckham out on Wednesday too and have him return on Friday.

Fangraphs on Gavin Floyd

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 5:16 pm


Floyd’s ERA in 2009 (3.84) is an exact match for his 2008 work. However, there’s every reason to believe that it is legitimate this time around. In 185 IP, Gavin has whiffed 7.78 batters per nine innings, with 2.72 BB/9. His ‘09 Fielding Independent ERA (3.77) is a full run lower than in 2008. …

Give Linebrink credit for getting Peavy?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 2:59 pm
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The answer is NO:

Scott Linebrink is having a brutal year out of the White Sox’ bullpen, but give him credit for helping bring starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the South Side.

here’s what happened when the Sox got Peavy on July 31:

When the Sox pursued Peavy in May, they asked reliever Scott Linebrink to help in “recruiting.” Did Linebrink, a former Padre, and Peavy talk this time? “No, I didn’t have any idea,” he said. “They knew that I blew the save on the first one, so I guess they called in somebody else to close the deal.”

When Linebrink “helped” we got nothing!

FutureSox on 1B/OF Christian Marrero

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 12:03 pm
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The Miami native is listed as 6′1″ and 185, but I’d say he’s about 15 pounds heavier than that. His lower body is where he generates most of his torque as he has big, strong legs. He has time to fill out his upper body as he’s just barely 23. He hits the ball hard to all fields, which is what has lead to his .308 average this year. …

Ozzie doesn’t like Carlos Quentin playing a lot as the DH

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 7, 2009 2:32 am
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Here’s Ozzie Guillen:

“I don’t like Carlos to DH because he’ll drive everybody crazy. I think Carlos is the type of guy when he doesn’t get a hit, he thinks a lot when he’s sitting here. I’d rather when he doesn’t get a hit, he goes out there and performs. I’ll pick my spots to get him a DH here and there, but he’s not a good kid to have at DH.”

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