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January 18, 2010

FutureSox looks at the 2005-2008 drafts

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2010 10:36 pm
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Baseball America graded every team’s last 4 drafts. FutureSox normalized the grades to the money a team spent in those drafts:

Team Original Budget Original GPA New Budget New GPA
Chicago White Sox $3m 2.38 $5.04m 4.00
Cleveland Indians $5.1m 2.00 $5.04m 1.98
Detroit Tigers $5.2m 3.25 $5.04m 3.15
Kansas City Royals $7.4m 2.38 $5.04m 1.62
Minnesota Twins $4.5m 3.00 $5.04m 3.36

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Sox draft spending was in “normal” levels? Of course if by spending $3m you get a 2.38 grade, that doesn’t mean if you spend $5 million you’ll get a 4.oo grade. The “extra” prospects may become busts.

January 7, 2010

Baseball America grades the Sox drafts

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 7, 2010 1:14 pm
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Good thing Kenny dismissed Shafer after the 2007 draft. Here are Baseball America’s grades:

Team 		2008 	2007 	2006 	2005 	GPA

White Sox 	A 	C 	D 	C+ 	2.38

It’s AC/DC. Thunderstruck!

November 27, 2009

Fangraphs reviews the last 4 Sox drafts

Hulet:

[Jared] Mitchell’s .417 on-base average was impressive in just 34 low-A ball games. However, his line of .296/.417/.435 was aided by a crazy-high .453 BABIP. His walk rate of 16.7% was offset by a nasty strikeout rate at 34.8%, which is obviously going to have to come down. With an ISO of .139, his power is undeveloped at this time, although he could develop into a 15-homer hitter. Despite good speed, Mitchell nabbed just five steals in eight attempts. …

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