White Sox news, Minor Leagues updates and more

March 4, 2010

Smells Like Mascot: The Great American Twitter

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 11:19 pm
Tags: ,

Carl’s latest:

http://www.smellslikemascot.com/2010/03/great-american-twitter.html

Fangraphs’ Fan Standings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 11:16 pm
Tags: ,

Appelman:

Twins        82
White Sox    79
Tigers       78
Indians      76
Royals       73

Gordon Beckham hasn’t been involved in any negotiations

Levine:

The Adrian Gonzalez -to-the-White Sox speculation has started to subside after last week’s rumor mill had the Padres and the South Siders in trade talks.

A Chicago White Sox official told me two days ago that the team has never put Gordon Beckham’s name in any negotiations with any team. Nevertheless, the rumors persisted, which left Beckham to wonder about his future. And although the team assured him he wasn’t in trade talks, it was still distracting to the second baseman. …

SI ranks the general managers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 6:52 pm
Tags:

Kenny Williams was #9:

For someone regarded even by many of his own team’s fans as somewhere between daft and clueless, Williams certainly has a habit of making killer trades, identifying undervalued players and putting together winning ballclubs. His basic philosophy of running out an 85-win team every year in the expectation that in its better years it will be a serious pennant contender is a bit strange for a big city team in a small-town division, but he has a World Series ring and several division flags that say it works.

Spring Training Game #1

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 1:39 pm
Tags:

Sox @ Angels @ 4:05 pm CT (Boxscore, Gameday, Video highlights)

Combination of 2010 Prospect Rankings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 1:05 pm
Tags: , ,

Zimmerman:

Rank 	Name, Position, Team 		Average of Ranks 	Number of Rankings 	Tier
42  	Dan Hudson, rhp, White Sox 	       45.2   		6 			3
88 	Jared Mitchell, of, White Sox 	69.4 			5 			5
90 	Tyler Flowers, c, White Sox 	70.7 			6 			5

Matt Thornton has a petty good fastball

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 11:55 am
Tags: ,

Greenhouse:

The goal is to measure a pitch’s quality using only the inputs provided by pitchf/x. I’ve decided to use the same five parameters as Moore, also opting against adjusting for release point, and instead simply excluding all pitchers I classified as sidearm. I’ve tried to control for count and handedness as well. I’m calling the metric fxRV, as its units are in terms of run value.

Player Type Pitches Usage rv100 fxRV100 Velocity
Matt Thornton F4 857 75.04% -1.42 -1.27 95.74

THT Fantasy’s Top 200 prospects for 2010

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 4, 2010 11:20 am
Tags: , , , ,

Hagen:

29. Tyler Flowers / C/1B
71. Dan Hudson / SP
142. Brent Morel / 3B

Flower’s projections:

Average Year Projection:
.270 / .354 / 18 HR / 30 2B / 1 3B / 83 RBI / 80 R / 75 BB / 118 SO / 2 SB / 2 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.282 / .382 / 23 HR / 33 2B / 2 3B / 93 RBI / 88 R / 82 BB / 107 SO / 4 SB / 3 CS

BTW, Beckham was #10 before losing his prospect status.

The Rubric Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.