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August 6, 2010

White Sox to play in Winston-Salem next year

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2010 11:18 pm


The Chicago White Sox will play an exhibition game against the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark on March 30, 2011 as part of their preparation for the Major League season.

The game marks the first time the White Sox have played in Winston-Salem. The organizations will be entering the 15th year of their affiliation in 2011. The current White Sox roster has two recent members of the Dash: right-hander Sergio Santos and left-hander Chris Sale pitched for Winston-Salem in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Gordon Beckham hits HR #6 [August 6] (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2010 10:20 pm

A solo HR against Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen in the 3rd inning.

Video: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10675101 (0:44)

The HR was hit on a 92 mph fastball:

THT Fantasy on Edwin Jackson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2010 8:35 pm


Edwin Jackson | Chicago (AL) | SP | 52 percent Yahoo ownership
YTD: 4.97 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 7.00 K/9, 3.88 BB/9
Oliver ROS: 4.59 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 3.7 BB/9

Despite a relatively successful 2009 campaign, I was quite bearish on Edwin Jackson the fantasy (and real life) pitcher this offseason. At best, I pegged Jackson’s upside at a 4.06 ERA mark with a 7.36 K/9 and horrible WHIP (in the 1.50 range). For the most part, he hasn’t disproved my prediction. Over 141.1 innings pitched this season, Jackson has accrued a K/9 of 7.00 with a WHIP of 1.49. Of course the 4.97 ERA is well above my 4.06 projection, but that preseason ERA projection was Jackson’s ceiling in my estimation. However, he has not been nearly as bad as his numbers might indicate.

Jackson’s poor luck has not come on the fly ball. His HR/FB mark of 10.5 percenty is not particularly unlucky, especially at Chase Field, which inflates the average HR/FB rate of its pitchers to 11.64 percent. Where Jackson has been unlucky has been on his percentage of runners scored. …

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