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October 18, 2010

JJ reviews Gordon Beckham’s 2010 season

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 18, 2010 8:29 pm

JJ Stankevitz:

In 2009, Beckham swung at 24.7 percent of pitches out of the strike zone. In 2010, that percentage shot up to 32.1 percent.

… Swinging at pitches out of the strike zone usually leads to three results: weaker contact, more strikeouts, and fewer walks. Not surprisingly, we saw all three of those from Beckham in 2010. …

More player reviews by JJ here.

AFL Update: Josh Phegley in, Jason Bour out

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 18, 2010 7:04 pm
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Mark Gonzales reports Josh Phegley will not play in the AFL and will be replaced by Jason Bour. No reason was given for Phegley’s leaving.

Gonzales has a couple of minor-league coach updates too. First, Pete Rose Jr. will coach the Bristol Sox. Second, Ernie Young is leaving his post as the Kannapolis Intimidators’ coach to coach the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit’s low-A affiliate) and he is expected to be replaced by Tommy Thompson.

UPDATE: CSN’s Kevin Czerwinski has more regarding Josh Phegley. He says “blood tests revealed that his condition had not improved enough for him to continue playing.” Phegley battled ITP syndrome throughout the season.

Best of luck to Josh.

AFL Game #6: Phoenix Desert Dogs @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 18, 2010 3:06 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 82 degrees, sunny. Jared Mitchell starts at LF and Eduardo Escobar at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Peoria won 6-3:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 .375
Mitchell LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .263

: Mitchell (1, Heyer).
HR: Escobar (1, 7th inning off Hernandez, C, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Escobar 6; Mitchell 3.
RBI: Mitchell (2), Escobar 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Mitchell.
SB: Escobar (1, 2nd base off Banuelos/Romine, Au).

Peoria Saguaros
Carter, A (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

: Carter, A 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 3.

Escobar was feeling good today.

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