UPDATE: Peoria won 5-4:
October 25, 2010
October 23, 2010
UPDATE: Saguaros lost 7-2:
|Mabee (H, 1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||18.00|
Pitches-strikes: Mabee 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mabee 0-2.
Batters faced: Mabee 4.
October 22, 2010
UPDATE: Peoria won 6-2:
HR: Escobar (2, 1st inning off Wilson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Escobar 5.
RBI: Escobar (5).
|Leesman (BS, 1)||1.0||2||2||1||0||0||0||6.75|
Pitches-strikes: Leesman 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Leesman 2-1.
Batters faced: Leesman 6.
October 21, 2010
Phegley, who turns 23 in February, played in just 48 Minor League games for Bristol, Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham during this past season. The 5-foot-10, 215-pound catcher lost playing time after being diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP.
This syndrome is an “autoimmune bleeding disorder characterized by the abnormally low levels of blood cells called platelets,” according to WebMD.com. Simply put, a common bruise incurred when Phegley’s platelet count was low could cause life-threatening internal bleeding, because of the platelet’s function in blood clotting.
So, after his symptoms came back in early October, the offseason focus for Phegley suddenly became treating his illness for four solid months, instead of mixing in treatment while he was playing baseball.
“I don’t have to worry about being on the field right now,” said Phegley by phone from his home in Terre Haute, Ind. “I can hit the treatments harder and get after it a little more. I’m hoping to knock it out during the offseason and never deal with it again.”
Although Phegley has been dealing with this condition since the end of Spring Training, he has been told by doctors it could disappear as quickly as it appeared. The symptoms, which don’t cause Phegley pain or fatigue, manifest themselves through little red spots on his body.
Those red spots reappeared on the side of his chest, under his armpit, on the day of the first scheduled AFL contest.
Disappearing sounds good. Wishing it happens.
UPDATE: Peoria lost 11-4:
October 20, 2010
UPDATE: Peoria lost 9-2:
October 19, 2010
And Jonathan Mayo gives a Star of the Day to Eduardo Escobar for his 3-4, HR, performance yesterday.
UPDATE: Peoria lost 7-3:
October 18, 2010
Gonzales has a couple of minor-league coach updates too. First, Pete Rose Jr. will coach the Bristol Sox. Second, Ernie Young is leaving his post as the Kannapolis Intimidators’ coach to coach the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit’s low-A affiliate) and he is expected to be replaced by Tommy Thompson.
UPDATE: CSN’s Kevin Czerwinski has more regarding Josh Phegley. He says “blood tests revealed that his condition had not improved enough for him to continue playing.” Phegley battled ITP syndrome throughout the season.
Best of luck to Josh.
UPDATE: Peoria won 6-3:
October 16, 2010
UPDATE: Saguaros lost 10-1:
Pitches-strikes: Leesman 22-14, Carter, A 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Leesman 3-0, Carter, A 0-0.
Batters faced: Leesman 5, Carter, A 3.
October 15, 2010
UPDATE: Saguaros lost 13-5:
October 14, 2010
UPDATE: Game ended tied 4-4:
Pitches-strikes: Lowe 70-40.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe 5-1.
Batters faced: Lowe 16.
October 13, 2010
UPDATE: Not a good day:
October 12, 2010
UPDATE: Jared went 3-4 with a double and a K:
Here’s a quick look on the White Sox prospects:
Mark Gonzales tweets that the White Sox prospects in the 2010 AFL will be Anthony Carter, Charlie Leesman, Henry Mabee, Jonnie Lowe, Josh Phegley, Eduardo Escobar and Jared Mitchell. They will play for the Peoria Saguaros.
Anthony Carter (24, RHP, AA): 56.1 IP, 46 H, 56 K, 22 BB, 3.99 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.20 WHIP
Charlie Leesman (23, LHP, AA): 50.2 IP, 41 H, 40 K, 18 BB, 3.20 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 1.16 WHIP
Henry Mabee (25, RHP, AA): 81.2 IP, 72 H, 60 K, 42 BB, 3.86 ERA, 4.45 FIP, 1.39 WHIP
Jonnie Lowe (25, RHP, AA): 119.1 IP, 122 H, 73 K, 48 BB, 4.00 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 1.42 WHIP
Josh Phegley (22, C, A+): 89 ABs, .292/.333/.427/.760, 22 K, 7 BB, .329 wOBA
Eduardo Escobar (21, SS, A+): 367 ABs, .281/.315/.398/.713, 75 K, 23 BB, .303 wOBA
Jared Mitchell (22, OF, A): 115 ABs, .296/.417/.435/.852, 40 K, 23 BB, .384 wOBA in 2009