The White Sox still have A.J. Pierzynski around for 2012, but I expect the team to begin to phase him out over the next year. More and more, you’ll be seeing Mr. [Tyler] Flowers crouching behind the plate, and more importantly, smacking bombs at the plate. After a rough 2010 caused many to sour on the former Braves farmhand, Flowers turned in a .261/.390/.500 line with Triple-A Charlotte this season, and he’s been playing semi-frequently with Chicago for roughly a month now. It remains to be seen how the playing time will stack up in Chicago next season, but Flowers is worth keeping an eye on given how power/OBP potential.
Maybe the Sox will eat some money and trade A.J. because if A.J. is here I don’t think he’ll go along the “phase-out” plan.
Other White Sox links:
- James looks at the September call-ups and the AFL representatives and who’ll be the 5th starter.
- J.J. looks at the Sox’ recent success against the Twinkies.
- colin looks at Tyler Flowers too.
- Brett Ballantini looks ahead to 2012 and updates his Sox players value calculations.