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September 15, 2009

Kevin Goldstein on Daniel Hudson and C.J. Retherford

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2009 7:07 pm
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Kevin Goldstein looks at those minor leaguers who saw their stock jump the most:

Chicago White Sox: The breakout pitcher of the year, right-hander Dan Hudson went from a non-descript fifth-round pick in 2008 to a big-leaguer, pitching at all four full-season affiliates while finishing with a 2.32 ERA and a remarkable 166/34 strikeout/walk ratio in 147 1/3 innings. All of the scouting evidence indicates that this breakout’s for real.

Runner-Up: An undrafted free agent out of Arizona, all C.J. Retherford has done is hit at every level. That continued at Double-A, as the second baseman hit .297/.340/.473 in 128 games for the Barons, including 46 doubles.

Peavy to make his Sox debut Saturday against the Royals [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2009 6:14 pm


The White Sox confirmed that Jake Peavy will make his Sox debut Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field against Kansas City.

UPDATE: whitesox.com:

Some sort of pitch count or innings limit will be placed on Peavy, who has gotten up and down for the equivalent of four innings in his simulated side sessions. Peavy also has to channel his emotion and adrenaline during what amounts to being an Opening Day type of start.

Sox announce tentative 2010 regular-season schedule

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2009 12:48 pm

The 2010 schedule is announced. Sox open at home against Clevaland and then Minnesota.

Here’s the 2010 schedule in a one-page sortable format. And a one-page pdf ready to print.

Dayan Viciedo and Jordan Danks scouting reports

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2009 2:45 am
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scouting the sally:

Dayan Viciedo – If I were Viciedo’s hitting coach, he would drive me absolutely nuts. From my seat down the third base line, he finished every swing looking in my direction which left me feeling a bit self conscious. When he made contact, the ball exploded off of his bat, but he only made solid contact with two strikes. His bat speed is elite, but his mechanics are messy. He should adapt his two strike approach to be his every pitch approach which would not only shorten his swing, but help take advantage of his tremendous bat speed. At third base, he was iffy at best. His arm was solid average, but he didn’t move well laterally and his hands were just so so. With his size, I’m not sure he’s a great fit in left field or at first base either.

Jordan Danks’ report at the link.

Chris Getz’s and Gordon Beckham’s fantasy football team

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2009 12:28 am
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”Oh, Adrian Peterson is on … come on A.P.,” Beckham yelled out to no one in particular. After seeing Peterson get stuffed at the line on the first drive, he was already willing to trade the running back from his fantasy team.

Luckily he has a co-owner. The Yin to his Yang. The other rookie with a big future. ”Nice patience,” Chris Getz calmly said to Beckham, sounding more big brotherly than teammate.

Ten minutes later, Peterson had the first of his three touchdowns on the day. Beckham was still walking around the clubhouse hours before the Sunday game, the usual ball of energy that he is. Getz? He was taking a nap in a chair. …

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