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July 4, 2011

John Sickels on Dayan Viciedo (video) [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 4, 2011 2:40 pm
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Sickels on MLBall:

[Dayan] Viciedo is a big guy at 5-11, 230. A right-handed hitter, he has outstanding raw power and has tapped into his physical strength more effectively over the last year. He crushes fastballs and has power to all fields, giving him a good chance to hit for a high average. He has made progress improving his reads on breaking pitches, but while his plate discipline is still a weakness, he’s shown the willingness to make adjustments and learn from his mistakes. Given his age, his upside is huge. …

After launching 2 Home Runs and drawing a walk on Saturday, the Cuban Tank went 0-4 with a BB and a K yesterday and now he is hitting .323/.366/.535/.901 according to firstinning.com, .322/.365/.534/.898 according to minorleaguebaseball.com, with 20 BB and 62 K. That’s a 5.7% BB% and a a 17.7 K%. Other numbers: .363 BABIP, 47% GB%, 17% LD%, 58 RC, 6.75 RC/27, .382 wOBA, 120 wOBA+, 145 OPS+.

And here’s video of his second Home Run on Saturday (0:31).

UPDATE: And here’s video of all 5 home runs Viciedo hit while he was with the White Sox last year:

#1: 7/5/10 (Viciedo’s first career homer)
Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9689769&c_id=cws (0:42)

#2: 7/11/10
Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9884575&c_id=cws (0:43)

#3: 8/3/10
Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10556351&c_id=cws (0:50)

#4: 9/29/10
Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12621401&c_id=cws (0:44)

#5: 10/2/10
Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12695461&c_id=cws (0:45)

Dayan Viciedo


  1. wow this dude is a monster!!! soon Ozzie will realize we need him.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 4, 2011 @ July 4, 2011 3:42 pm | Reply

  2. last year was the only time I ever saw him, and he did really good in the bigs for how young he was!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 4, 2011 @ July 4, 2011 4:33 pm | Reply

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