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May 8, 2010

Another 0 BB pitching performance tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 8, 2010 11:14 pm
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Hudson, D (W, 4-2) 6.0 7 2 2 0 6 0 5.83
Dolsi 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.29
Aquino 0.2 3 2 2 1 0 1 8.22
Braun (S, 5) 1.1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0.00

May 2, 2010

10 K for Dan Hudson [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 2, 2010 9:07 pm


Hudson, D (W, 3-2) 7.0 4 0 0 2 10 0 6.56
McCulloch 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Dobies 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

59 of his 93 pitches were strikes

UPDATE: Here’s BA’s JJ Cooper:

The White Sox’s top pitching prospect faced few speed bumps on his way from low Class A to the majors in 2009. He came into the season as a serious candidate for the White Sox’s fifth-starter’s job, but he struggled to get on track after the disappointment of failing to make the big league roster. Hudson failed to make it out of the sixth inning in any of his first four starts, and his April 27th start was the worst of his pro career—he allowed eight hits and nine runs in only one inning of work.

May 1, 2010

SoxMachine’s Minor-league review [UPDATE]

Here’s the section on Tyler Flowers:

Flowers is clearly in time-biding mode.  If Andruw Jones is ever pressed into full-time outfield duty, whether it’s due to Juan Pierre’s ineptitude or Carlos Quentin’s poor health, Flowers should be the first option to serve as the majority DH and occasional catcher.

Allow me to reiterate that Flowers seems like he’ll be a slow starter at the major-league level due to his K-rate.  For whatever reason — probably because A.J. Pierzynski is a great clubhouse source — there are a lot of people waiting, perhaps even hoping, for Flowers to fail.  But he’s the only hope the Sox have of getting an above-average hitter for the league minimum, so that kind of pressure seems to be counterproductive.

Much more at the link.

UPDATE: Here’s Part II.

April 30, 2010

Baseball America’s not so hot sheet

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 30, 2010 12:32 pm

BA Staff:

Dan Hudson, rhp, White Sox: Hudson’s season started well enough. He won his season debut for Triple-A Charlotte on April 12 against Norfolk, allowing one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. But not much has gone right since. His allowing eight runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings against Durham on April 22 wasn’t great, but Hudson’s last outing was a complete disaster. The 23-year-old was pulled from his start Tuesday against Columbus without recording an out in the second inning, ending with a line of 1 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO. He gave up a pair of home runs among those eight hits and has permitted six long balls already this year, tying him for second most in the International League. He gave up just five long balls in 26 minor league starts last year. After pitching at every full-season level last year, from low Class A to the majors, Hudson might have to settle in in Charlotte for awhile before looking for about another callup.

And FutureSox takes a look on Hudson’s slow start. Hint: .404 BABIP.

April 27, 2010

Phil Rogers speculates the Sox might trade for Prince Fielder


… the White Sox have the parts to do a deal if they decide they’re not going to re-sign Paul Konerko.

What about Fielder to the White Sox for a package built around pitching and Triple-A first baseman Dayan Viciedo? John Danks certainly would get Melvin’s attention. Gavin Floyd might to a lesser degree and both Daniel Hudson and Sergio Santos have a ton of value. Hudson gives the Sox the flexibility to deal a big-league starter, assuming he doesn’t have to be in the package himself.

It’s hard to see the Sox having the will to keep Fielder long-term, however, which makes it a huge risk to give up young talent for 1 1/2 seasons of his mashing. But what if the Brewers are interested in Alex Rios, who is signed through 2014 at a level just beyond what they have paid Fielder? Trading for a veteran is easier than signing a proven player through free agency.

If Rios went to the Brewers in the deal, the Sox might be able to sign Fielder to a Teixeira/Howard contract long term. After 2010, he would replace Konerko and Rios on the payroll, with Andruw Jones (if the Sox can keep him) or Jordan Danks in center.

Fielder to the White Sox is probably a long shot. But so is Fielder staying put.

First, John Danks isn’t going anywhere. Now, if you think the Brewers will be interested in Dayan Viciedo in a Prince Fielder trade, you are smoking something. Same for Alex Rios.

Baseball-Intellect’s Top-100 Prospects list of 2010

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 27, 2010 5:48 pm
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29. Tyler Flowers | Chicago White Sox (1) | C | Grade – B+

87. Dan Hudson | Chicago White Sox (2) | RHP | Grade – B

And Trayce Thompson is on the “Some names you might see on next year’s list.”

April 22, 2010

THT’s Dan Hudson projection

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 22, 2010 11:46 am
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Dan Hudson / SP / Chicago White Sox

2010 thoughts:
Hudson is Triple-A Charlotte’s best arm. It will be difficult for Chicago to keep him away from the majors. Expect them to cave in by July.

Average-year projection:
198 IP / 4.40 ERA / 1.33 WHIP / 13 W / 12 L / 163 SO / 194 H / 69 BB

Prime-year projection:
210 IP / 3.91 ERA / 1.25 WHIP / 15 W / 12 L / 181 SO / 197 H / 66 BB

April 16, 2010

Freddy Garcia seeks consistency

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2010 6:35 pm
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Are you worried about Daniel Hudson Freddy?

“I don’t think about anyone else. I think about me. I don’t care if they have Roy Halladay in Triple-A. I got to do what I got to do and they got to do what they got to do. I don’t want to worry about that stuff. If I don’t do the job, something is going to happen. But for right now, I got to think about my next start. If they have Daniel Hudson or Roy Halladay, good for them. I got to worry about me. I don’t have to think about what they have at Triple-A or Double-A. I’m here and I try to do my job. If I don’t do the job, whatever they have to do, it’s not my call. I’m here, and I got to worry about what I’m doing here. I got to continue to do my stuff and continue to do better. That’s all I can say. I cannot go one good one and one bad one. I got to be more consistent. That’s what I think.”

April 13, 2010

FutureSox’ Top 25 White Sox prospects


Rank Player Points Previous Change
1 Dan Hudson 208 2 1
2 Tyler Flowers 203 1 -1
3 Jordan Danks 194 4 1
4 Dayan Viciedo 186 3 -1
5 Jared Mitchell 184 6 1
6 Brent Morel 178 7 1

April 12, 2010

9 K for Dan Hudson tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 12, 2010 9:07 pm


Hudson, D (W, 1-0) 5.2 3 1 1 1 9 1 1.59

April 8, 2010

Harold Baines Jr. retires


Minor League Transactions

Chicago White Sox
Signed: OF Alejandro De Aza*
Released: RHP Ryan Strauss, LHP Wander Perez
Added to 40-man roster: C Donny Lucy
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Hudson, SS Brent Lillibridge, OF Alejandro De Aza
Option transferred: RHP Jhonny Nunez (Triple-A to Double-A)
Voluntarily retired: RHP Levi Maxwell, OF Harold Baines Jr.

BTW, Jhonny Nunez switched from relieving to starting.

Kevin Goldstein updates his prospect list

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 8, 2010 1:04 pm
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55. Dan Hudson, RHP, White Sox

Opening Day: Triple-A Charlotte. After going from Low-A to the big leagues last year, Hudson will get consistent innings at Triple-A, and he’s first in line to get called up should injuries or poor performance necessitate a move.

61. Jared Mitchell, OF, White Sox

Opening Day: Disabled List. In one of the most disappointing developments of the spring, Mitchell tore up his ankle leaping into the wall while trying to catch a fly ball and will miss the entire season after major surgery.

72. Tyler Flowers, C, White Sox

Opening Day: Triple-A Charlotte. Still in line to be the regular catcher next year, Flowers should get some second-half big-league time to settle into the role.

April 7, 2010

Shouldn’t have walked that batter with two outs

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 7, 2010 3:03 am
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He was in his fifth start for the Knights and was pitching close to home at the Norfolk (Va.) Tides’ home field, Harbor Park. About 80 family members were there to watch him.

Hudson was removed early from the game. He was miffed.

“I pitched three innings. I had only given up one hit and (Knights pitching coach Rich) Dotson told me they were taking me out of the game. He said I shouldn’t have walked that batter with two outs,” Hudson laughed about it Tuesday. …

And two articles on Daniel Wagner.

April 5, 2010

Baseball America on Dan Hudson and others

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 5, 2010 11:39 am
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Prospect Star Of Camp: Dan Hudson is what he is, solid but not spectacular. The 23-year-old righthander came into camp showing exactly what he showed in breezing through four levels of the minor leagues en route to Chicago in 2009, flashing a low-90s fastball, a solid-average changeup and an inconsistent slider with average tilt at times and more sweeping action at others. All of Hudson’s stuff plays up because of his advanced feel for pitching, and it shouldn’t be too long before he returns to Chicago after opening the year with Triple-A Charlotte.

He also touches on Sergio Santos, and Dayan Viciedo.

March 30, 2010

White Sox make final 7 roster moves


Prior to today’s game vs. the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago White Sox made the following seven roster moves:

• Optioned OF Alejandro De Aza, RHP Daniel Hudson and INF Brent Lillibridge to Class AAA Charlotte;

• Reassigned RHP Greg Aquino, LHP Charlie Leesman, C Donny Lucy and LHP Erick Threets to minor-league camp.

With the moves, the White Sox 25-man roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders.

Sergio Santos and Jayson Nix made the opening day 25-man roster.

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