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April 21, 2011

FutureSox takes a look on Trayce Thompson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 21, 2011 10:38 pm
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Santaromita @ FS:

Only 20 years-old, it’s clear Trayce [Thompson] has a long way to go. He’s not a player Sox fans will see patrolling the outfield at The Cell next year, but he could become a hot prospect with a strong year. Will he blow away the South Atlantic League and become a top 20 MLB prospect? Maybe, but I think most people would be pleased if he maintained his current numbers for the full season. …

Gavin’s curveball was on tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 21, 2011 9:00 pm
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4/21:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd, G(W, 2-1) 6.0 7 2 2 2 7 0 4.00
Ohman 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8.59
Santos 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Gray 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 3 11 0 4.00

Pitch F/X says:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.82 92.6 -3.30 8.42 34 25 / 73.53% 0 / 0.00% 1.0010 0.415
CH (Changeup) 84.14 84.7 -5.60 7.20 5 3 / 60.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0937 0.451
CU (Curveball) 78.90 81.5 11.53 -5.31 23 8 / 34.78% 3 / 13.04% -0.2098 0.482
FC (Cutter) 85.03 86.6 2.26 3.54 39 28 / 71.79% 3 / 7.69% -1.1611 0.443
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.

Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.

Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 8 7 87.50 8 -0.848
2 23 13 56.52 31 0.101
3 21 14 66.67 52 0.910
4 21 13 61.90 73 1.083
5 12 8 66.67 85 -0.848
6 16 9 56.25 101 -0.862

Damn you Ozzie

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 21, 2011 8:47 pm
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Ozzie likes bunting:

“Listen, I grew up bunting,” Guillen said before Thursday night’s game. “My baseball game is bunting. We win a lot of games bunting. I will stay with them. The guys who can bunt, I will bunt them. If you look around, we’re a pretty good double play-hitting team. We hit (into) a lot of double play balls because we’re not that fast. That’s why I will take advantage of that.

“The majority of time that doesn’t work is because the guy behind them doesn’t do the job. But I think if you’re looking for one run, two runs, with the pitching staff we have I think we’re up by one, up by two, we’re going to have a chance. That’s why I do (it).”

… “I’m not going to change my philosophy,” Guillen said. “I don’t know any different because if I don’t do it and somebody hits a ground ball double play, that’s not my way.”

My blood is boiling so I’ll just say this: Study this, print it, and stick it on the wall.

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