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January 4, 2010

Baseball America’s Sox Top 10 prospects

Phil Rogers:

1.      Jared Mitchell, of
2.     Tyler Flowers, c
3.     Dan Hudson, rhp
4.     Brent Morel, 3b
5.     Jordan Danks, of
6.     Trayce Thompson, of
7.     Dayan Viciedo, 3b
8.     David Holmberg, lhp
9.     Clevelan Santeliz, rhp
10.     Miguel Gonzalez, c

December 9, 2009

John Sickels 2010 Top 20 Sox prospects


1) Dan Hudson, RHP, Grade B [changed to B+]
2) Jared Mitchell, OF, Grade B
3) Tyler Flowers, C, Grade B
4) Brent Morel, 3B, Grade B-
5) Jordan Danks, OF, Grade C+
6) Dayan Viciedo, 3B, Grade C+ …

Go to the link for descriptions and the entire list.

December 1, 2009

Fangraph’s Top 10 Sox prospects

Marc Hulet ranks the Top 10 Sox prospects. Tyler Flowers is on top of the list:

Flowers should be ready to take over the full-time catching chores right around the time that veteran incumbent A.J. Pierzynski’s contract runs out after 2010. The right-handed catching prospect has impressive power (.246 ISO in double-A) and he hasn’t hit below .279 in any season since 2006. Flowers began the year in double-A in ‘09 and hit .302/.445/.548 in 248 at-bats, before moving up to triple-A where he hit .286/.364/.438 in 105 at-bats.

November 17, 2009

Sox Top 15 prospects by Kevin Goldstein [UPDATE]

Kevin Goldstein:

Four-Star Prospects
1. Daniel Hudson, RHP
2. Jared Mitchell, OF
3. Tyler Flowers, C
Three-Star Prospects
4. Jordan Danks, CF
5. Dayan Viciedo, 3B
6. Brent Morel, 3B
7. Clevelan Santeliz, RHP
8. Trayce Thompson, OF
Two-Star Prospects
9. Santos Rodriguez, LHP
10. David Holmberg, LHP
11. C.J. Retherford, 2B
Four More:

12. Jhonny Nunez, RHP
13. Josh Phegley, C
14. John Ely, RHP
15. Nathan Jones, RHP

from the Daniel Hudson section:

The Good: Hudson combines plus stuff with well above-average command. His 92-94 mph fastball can touch 96 and features good tailing action, and he throws strikes to both sides of the plate with it. His best secondary offering is a plus changeup that is a true swing-and-miss pitch, which lessens the concerns about his slingy, low three-quarters arm action.
The Bad: Hudson’s slider flashed average, but it is inconsistent. He’ll need to establish it more as a starter in the big leagues. He tends to work up in the zone and gives up fly balls. Despite the enormous leap forward, many scouts think he’s maxed out projection-wise.
Perfect World Projection: Even with Hudson’s tremendous growth in 2009, some scouts don’t see room for much more, seeing him as a good third starter at best. Others think he’d be even better as a late-inning reliever.

UPDATE: Here’s Goldstein chat. He believes in the improvement of Tyler Flowers’ defense at catcher.

November 15, 2009

AFL Day 32

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 15, 2009 2:25 pm
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No games today so let’s see how the Sox prospects are doing:

Jordan Danks: .310/.437/.440/.877 with 22 Ks and 18 BBs in 84 ABs
C.J. Retherford: .250/.328/.367/.695 with 9 Ks and 6 BBs in 60 ABs
Brent Morel: .362/.385/.383/.768 with 6 Ks and 3 BB in 47 ABs

Kyle Bellamy has only 3.2 IP.

Here are the stats as they were on October 25 (Dayan Viciedo was replaced by Brent Morel):

Jordan Danks: .424/.513/.697/1.210 with 3 Ks and 5 BBs in 33 ABs
C.J. Retherford: .346/.414/.615/1.029 with 2 Ks and 2 BBs in 26 ABs
Dayan Viciedo: .333/.350/.556/.906 with 6 Ks and 1 BB in 18 ABs

Danks is slowing down while Morel is heating up after a cold start.

Peoria clinched the AFL West division. They’ll be playing in the Championship game next Saturday.

BTW, you can see how all the Sox prospects are doing in their Winter Ball leagues here:


Here are a couple bright spots:

Clevelan Santeliz (DWL): 1.72 ERA with 19 Ks and 4 BBs in 15.2 IP and a 0.89 WHIP
Ehren Wassermann (MPL): 2.49 ERA with 14 Ks and 4 BBs in 21.2 IP and a 0.97 WHIP

August 17, 2009

FutureSox on several Sox minor-league players


I’ve liked what I’ve seen out of Henry Mabee. Although already 24, he throws a hard fastball 95 to 97, a high 70’s curveball and a high 80’s splitter. As long as he keeps the fastball down, hitters are frozen. He has a large frame and I’m eager to see what he can do next season possibly splitting time between Birmingham and Charlotte. …

Reports on Clevelan Santeliz, Lucas Harrell, Brian Omogrosso, Christian Marrero, Stefan Gartrell, Jordan Danks, and Daniel Hudson too.

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