The series on team offense continues with the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox finished tenth in the majors and seventh in the American League in offense last season, scoring 4.64 runs per game.
The CBSSportsline probable batting order gives us a feel for the type of lineup Ozzie Guillen is likely to use. The OBP and slugging percentage used come from the Marcel the Monkey forecast system. Plugging those numbers in the Lineup Analysis Tool (LAT) produces the following results:
- Best lineup: 4.94 runs per game
- Probable lineup: 4.84 runs per game
- Worst lineup: 4.65 runs per game
- Regressed lineup: 4.49 runs per game
March 15, 2011
Thompson joined Kannapolis as an injury replacement after the start of the season and showed some of his upside. Right out of the gate he showed some massive power numbers and a decent walk rate. Naturally, an injury cost him a lot of the season and he slumped later on. Today is his 20th birthday so he has plenty of time, but it’s awful to lose development time like he did last year. He’s already well-regarded by scouts and publications alike, but 2011 could be a big breakout year since it will be his first full pro season if he stays healthy.