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September 18, 2009

Baseball-Intellect on Daniel Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 18, 2009 1:51 pm


A pitcher I liked heading into the 2008 draft was Chicago White Sox 5th round pick Dan Hudson. I liked him because of his propensity to miss bats while not having his control or command suffer in the process. One reason he was able to miss bats was because of the movement and life on his fastball. I know it’s an old clip (it’s Hudson’s draft video from 2008), but it’s a good example of the type of movement possessed by his fastball…

Fangraphs on Dayan Viciedo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 18, 2009 1:49 pm


It’s not uncommon for prospects to receive more hype than they are worth, and Dayan Viciedo was one of those players in 2009. The Cuban defector came into the 2009 season as the No. 2 prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, according to Baseball America. He was also ranked by Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus as the No. 4 overall prospect in the system. In the 2009 Prospect Handbook, Baseball America stated, “Viciedo has the power to hit 40-plus homers in a season, thanks to a quick swing that’s triggered by strong wrists… He’s an aggressive hitter who will chase bad pitches… Viciedo has a high ceiling but brings a bigger risk than the more experienced and athletic [Alexei] Ramirez.” …

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