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May 21, 2010
“Do we like each other right now? No, but I don’t expect that. I expect the fans to be upset. I think the media should be upset. I’m upset. I’m not happy. I’m not satisfied, but hey, this is the way it is. We can control this. The fans and the media can’t control this. My job is to try to turn this team around, and hopefully I’ll start doing my job.”
Jim takes a look at 3-0 approaches by Andruw Jones and Paul Konerko yesterday:
Scouts from Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh were in attendance. Much of the trade speculation has focused on catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who has attracted interest from Texas but can veto any trade on June 14.
But Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun went on the 15-day disabled list because of a right shoulder strain. The Brewers also need pitching help, and the Sox may have a surplus of relievers available.
Why He’s Here: .333/.355/.667 (10-for-30), 4 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 7 RBIs, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 HBP
The Scoop: Let’s start with the good. After struggling mightily in his first pro season last year with Double-A Birmingham, Viciedo is batting .294/.325/.523 with nine home runs in 40 Triple-A games. He’s been a masher at home, benefiting from a hitter-friendly park in Charlotte to the tune of .327/.383/.691, and he’s crushed lefthanded pitching. A defensive liability last year at third base, Viciedo has moved to first base and made just one error. Yet there are still reasons to be skeptical. Viciedo has drawn just four walks all season, and away from Charlotte he’s hit .276/.290/.429. The power is very real, but Viciedo will have to do a better job recognizing offspeed pitches and working the count if he’s going to be able to make his good start sustainable.
says Kevin Goldstein:
While the use of statistical analysis has grown in leaps and bounds, especially from the college side of things, tools still rule the day when it comes to the draft, so let’s focus on the best tools from the top prospects available, beginning with position players. …