Jacob Petricka is the 2010 White Sox 2nd round draft pick.
Petricka, a rangy 6-foot-4 righthander out of Indiana State, gave up two first-inning runs but settled down and finished with six strikeouts and no walks in his closely-monitored effort.
“He threw a lot of innings in college this year so we’re going to be real careful with him, kinda watch his innings,” BriSox manager Ryan Newman said. “It was his first outing so we wanted to take baby steps and get his feet wet.
“But, you know, a kid with an arm like that, you’re going to have high hopes for him. I expect a lot out of him.”
Darwin Matos played for the 2009 White Sox Dominican Summer League team. Addison Reed is the 2010 White Sox 3rd round draft pick.
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Baseball Beginnings has a scouting report, video and more on Addison Reed.
From his scouting report:
Addison Reed was a closer as a sophomore at San Diego State and a starter this season. After he signs, don’t be surprised to see him fast-tracked as bullpen help. If Drew Storen can go from Stanford to the big leagues in under a year, so can Reed. …
STRENGTHS: Big physical workhorse who creates deception and repeats delivery. Strike thrower with all pitches. Competes and pounds the bottom of the strike zone. Uses both sides of the plate. FB 90-93 and has been 96 as a closer. Probable closer in pro ball. Slider 81-82, has tilt and consistency. Change-up at 82 effective. Above-average command.
Dennis Clark @ The Tribune-Star:
Josh Phegley is finally back doing what he wants to do … playing baseball.
Phegley will conclude a five-day “rehabilitation assignment” with the Bristol White Sox tonight, and is scheduled to make his return to the Winston-Salem Dash — the team he started with this season in the Chicago White Sox organization — on Sunday.
… Phegley wished to extend a thank you to all the people who showed support — whether by phone, e-mail, text or prayers — to him, his parents and grandparents.
“I’m finally getting back to normal. I want to play the rest of the season for all those people.”
This is an awesome awesome article. It’s so good to see Phegley recovering so nicely.