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September 14, 2011

Pitch F/X for Dylan Axelrod’s start

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 14, 2011 3:22 pm
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Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Axelrod 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 1 2.25

Pitch F/X:

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) 90.04 91.7 -6.39 9.17 39 24 / 61.54% 0 / 0.00% -0.1691 0.419
CH (Changeup) 82.20 83.5 -6.60 3.06 3 3 / 100.00% 1 / 33.33% -0.3664 0.456
SL (Slider) 82.90 84.9 0.30 1.46 43 31 / 72.09% 9 / 20.93% 0.2825 0.452
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 89.29 91.5 -9.44 8.75 8 3 / 37.50% 0 / 0.00% 0.0345 0.426
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 20 12 60.00 20 -0.048
2 17 11 64.71 37 0.596
3 10 8 80.00 47 -0.848
4 20 12 60.00 67 -0.048
5 13 8 61.54 80 -0.350
6 13 10 76.92 93 0.480

Doesn’t scream MLB starting pitcher…

There will be baseball in October in the south side next year

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 14, 2011 3:11 pm

The White Sox announced the 2012 regular-season schedule and the 2012 regular season ends with a 3-game series on October 1-3 at Cleveland.

Press release with regular-season schedule.

The Sox won’t resolve Ozzie Guillen’s situation until after the Marlins have hired a manager says Jayson Stark

Stark @ ESPN:

Who will be managing the White Sox next season? We tossed that question at a baseball source who is tight with team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, and got this succinct reply: “Ozzie Guillen.”

The same source also said, with zero equivocation, that if the Marlins think they can wait this out and then scoop Guillen off the unemployment line this winter, they’d better re-think. Unless the folks in Florida want to trade a big-time player to the South Side, the source said, the White Sox won’t make any move to resolve Guillen’s future until after the Marlins have hired a manager.

Seems like the Sox want to make others think Guillen isn’t going anywhere so they have more leverage in any negotiations that take place. I’m not confident it will work. There is also this nugget:

White Sox officials have been telling people in the game they need to cut payroll next year after going over budget this season. And they also have five starters under contract for next year, even without Buehrle.

So an executive of one team who spoke with the White Sox brass says the only way he sees them making room for Buehrle is if he’s willing to “be creative” about his next contract. AND the club would have to be able to trade one of its current starters — most likely Gavin Floyd. Can all that happen? Of course. But it’s still a lot of hoops for Buehrle and his team to jump through.

I think Buehrle will be “creative.” Maybe a 2-3 year offer would be enough. Sign him Jerry!

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