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October 30, 2010

AFL Game #17: Peoria Saguaros @ Scottsdale Scorpions [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 1:48 pm

Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. I don’t see any Sox prospects in the starting lineups.

UPDATE: With 2 K today, Antony Carter now has 10 K to 0 BB in 5 innings:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bour C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444

2B: Bour (3, Stoffel, J).
TB: Bour 2.

Peoria Saguaros
Carter, A 1.0 4 3 3 0 2 0 5.40

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Carter, A 1-1.


  1. Lot of talk of acquiring Stanton, Rasmus, Kemp going around. However, there’s a prospect I saw I recently in the Arizona Fall League that I would love for the Sox to acquire.

    Charlie Blackmon is a 24 year old 6’3″ LHH CF with the Colorado Rockies. He has a smooth, balanced swing with pop and good range with a strong arm. He might be blocked in Colorado and therefore available.

    Comment by Buford — October 30, 2010 @ October 30, 2010 3:58 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the numbers as they make Blackmon more impressive. His numbers improve each year as he moves from A to A+ to AA especially his HR’s, LD%, BB% and K%. For example, he hit 11 HR in 380 PA in AA in 2010 while only hitting 9 HR combined in 933 PA in A and A+ in prior years. In the Arizona Fall League this year he’s had only 35 AB to date, but he is at .286/.375/.571/.946 with only 1 SO and 5 BB. In AA in 2010, he had a 8.4% BB and an 11.3 % SO – the best in his minor league career. I always thought that a very good SO% / BB% was a good indicator for future success because plate discipline is so difficult to acquire. And if you have some pop to go with it, better yet. He also stole 19 bases last year.

    Just as Sox OF Jared Mitchell’s baseball development was hurt because he split time between baseball and football at LSU, so was Blackmon’s in the sense that he split time between pitching and OF at Georgia Tech. Now he is concentrating solely on OF and hitting and it shows.

    Upon further review, I don’t think Colorado trades this guy right now since he is still developing. They might see how he performs in AAA in 2011. If they feel his career has plateaued, then a trade is possible. But if he continues to improve, he could eventually join Carlos Gonzalez in Colorado’s OF for years to come. LHH CF’s with offensive and defensive skills are rare and demand a premium. More than likely, Blackmon will cost more than you would imagine. And including Ozzie Guillen in a trade won’t do it.

    Comment by Buford — October 30, 2010 @ October 30, 2010 11:35 pm | Reply

    • And including Ozzie Guillen in a trade won’t do it.

      oh no, there goes the plan!

      Comment by The Wizard — October 31, 2010 @ October 31, 2010 12:44 pm | Reply

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