White Sox prospect and former second-round pick Nevin Griffith got off to a good start this year and was recently named to the Carolina League All-Star Team. He’s 4-2, 3.11 with a 42/27 K/BB in 64 innings and a 1.73 GO/AO ratio, and has reportedly shown good progress refining his breaking ball and changeup to go with his low-to-mid-90s power sinker. However, his last two outings have gone poorly; four walks and six hits with four runs in four innings on June 5th, followed by a horrible two-inning, seven hit, six-run blastage on June 10th. There appears to be a health problem: he just went on the disabled list. The nature of the injury has not been disclosed. Griffith is already a Tommy John survivor, so we’ll have to watch this one closely.
June 16, 2010
John Sickels on Nevin Griffith