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January 27, 2011

Dan Szymborski’s White Sox 2011 ZiPS Projections

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 27, 2011 10:30 pm
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Szymborski @ BBTF:

It’s not a world-beating team, but the White Sox are my early pick for the AL Central, edging out the Tigers and a little above the Twins. The team’s not headed for a 95-win season, but they are generally solid without a lot of major holes, though they could use another bullpen arm. …

Here are the first 5 hitting projections:

Player            B    PO  Age     BA  OBP  SLG   G  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB  CS OPS+
Adam Dunn         L    DH   31   .252 .383 .539 147 497  81 125  24   1  39  98 102 190   1   1  142
Paul Konerko      R    1B   35   .273 .358 .500 133 484  70 132  24   1  28  86  62  92   1   1  126
Carlos Quentin    R    RF   28   .261 .358 .495 128 444  74 116  25   2  25  88  49  79   4   2  125
Alexis Rios       R    CF   30   .273 .321 .440 153 605  84 165  33   4  20  84  40 103  26  10  100
Dallas McPherson  L    DH   30   .226 .310 .487 105 380  51  86  17   2  26  63  44 153   5   2  106
...

and the the first 5 pitching projections:

Player            T     Age      ERA     W    L    G   GS     IP     H   ER   HR   BB    K  ERA+
John Danks        L      26     3.82    15    9   32   32   200.3  189   85   21   65  161   117
Jake Peavy        R      30     3.89    10    6   20   20   120.3  110   52   14   40  119   115
Gavin Floyd       R      28     3.95    14    9   30   30   189.3  186   83   20   57  157   113
Mark Buehrle      L      32     4.30    13   10   30   30   190.3  214   91   21   45  103   104
Chris Sale        L      22     4.40    10    8   40   20   143.3  143   70   18   52  130   102
...

I hope and expect Beckham will have a better year than what his projection says!

J.J. Stankevitz looks on the ZiPS projections. BTW, Brett Ballantini sees 93 wins and a division title.

White Sox consider bringing back Freddy Garcia [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 27, 2011 12:30 pm
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Heyman @ SI tweets:

chisox considering freddy garcia. they like him. issue is return of peavy (june maybe) would make it 6 starters.

UPDATE: Kenny says there hasn’t been any recent contact with Freddy:

Williams talked to Garcia’s camp about the White Sox rotation situation, although no numbers were exchanged and Williams said there haven’t been talks with Garcia for at least two or three weeks.

and

“We have no idea what is going to happen in Spring Training, regarding Peavy at this point, other than what Peavy tells us,” said Williams with a laugh. “So, [Garcia] would be coming in with no guarantee that he would start at all.

“If he did start, it would only be for a shorter time and then he would move to the bullpen. Somebody would move to the bullpen, as [manager] Ozzie [Guillen] tends to go with whoever is pitching the best.

“That situation doesn’t seem like one Freddy wants to be in,” Williams said. “But I’m not sure what’s out there for him or what motivates him. I know he likes Chicago.”

UPDATE #2: Freddy wants to go to New York (MLBTR):

The White Sox may be considering Freddy Garcia, but Garcia had a different team in his sights when he spoke yesterday with Israel Pacheco Velásquez from the Venezuelan paper Meridiano. “My preference is to be with the New York Yankees, and it’s not unreasonable to have that in mind, because I’ve demonstrated that I can be useful,” Garcia said. “A team like New York would be ideal for my age, [as would ] playing in a successful, media-heavy, demanding division. Without doubt it would be an inspiration.”

Freddy says he plans to sign soon.

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