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September 29, 2012

Chris Sale has his shortest start of the year

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 29, 2012 10:00 pm
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Rays @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 17-8) 3.1 7 5 5 3 7 1 3.05
Omogrosso 1.2 2 0 0 1 3 0 2.66
Heath 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.50
Axelrod 1.2 2 3 2 3 3 1 5.47
Septimo 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 6.00
Marinez 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 13 10 9 8 16 4 4.07

Axelrod pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Sale 82-45, Omogrosso 28-15, Heath 11-4, Axelrod 51-26, Septimo 14-9, Marinez 9-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 0-1, Omogrosso 0-0, Heath 0-1, Axelrod 3-0, Septimo 0-1, Marinez 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 20, Omogrosso 6, Heath 3, Axelrod 11, Septimo 4, Marinez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Omogrosso 2-1, Axelrod 1-0, Septimo 2-2.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 88.50 88.8 12.30 -2.96 2 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0737
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.98 93.4 8.46 -1.02 4 2 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 50.00% 0.0781
CH (Changeup) 83.15 87.4 12.19 -1.98 28 14 / 50.00% 5 / 17.86% 12 / 46.15% 0.5304
SL (Slider) 76.66 88.3 -7.88 -7.03 28 18 / 64.29% 5 / 17.86% 15 / 60.00% -0.1832
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.88 94.4 9.49 1.84 20 11 / 55.00% 0 / 0.00% 6 / 40.00% 2.3342
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 17 10 58.82 17 0.134
2 21 12 57.14 38 -0.063
3 26 13 50.00 64 1.741
4 18 10 55.56 82 1.020

Here’s how today’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 22 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 28 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 29 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 22 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 22 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 24 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 27 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 33 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 29 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 28 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 27 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 25 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 26 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 5 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 32 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 31 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61
26 (9/14) 6.0 99-65 22 6/3 3/0 5/0 7 39-27-1 92.06 - - 19-10-2 76.57 37-24-2 82.98
27 (9/19) 6.2 113-71 30 6/4 8/0 8/2 13 28-18-3 91.50 16-7-0 91.99 39-26-8 75.87 24-18-2 84.61
28 (9/24) 7.0 118-79 30 10/3 10/1 4/2 9 59-43-6 91.85 2-1-0 92.60 32-20-2 76.41 21-12-1 83.19
29 (9/29) 3.1 82-45 20 0/1 7/1 7/3 10 20-11-0 91.88 4-2-0 92.98 28-18-5 76.66 28-14-5 83.15

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Brian Omogrosso, Deunte Heath, Dylan Axelrod, Leyson Septimo, Jhan Marinez) inside:

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December 29, 2011

John Sickels’ Top 20 White Sox prospects for 2012

John Sickels:

1) Nestor Molina, RHP, Grade B+: Acquired from the Blue Jays for Sergio Santos, and immediately became Chicago’s first or second-best prospect. I think he can remain a starter. Molina was a big topic of discussion earlier this month.

2) Addison Reed, RHP, Grade B+: The best closer prospect in baseball thanks to superior command of 93-97 MPH fastball and devastating slider. You can make a case to rank him ahead of Molina, if you think Molina will be a reliever.

3) Tyler Saladino, SS, Grade C+: 2010 seventh round pick out of Oral Roberts developed from draft sleeper into solid prospect. Good power for a middle infielder, and has some idea about the strike zone, scouts like his work ethic. Main issue now is if he can stick at shortstop, and I think he has a decent chance to do so.

4) Trayce Thompson, OF, Grade C+: Highest-ceiling bat in system, tapping into his power now and making good progress on defense. Kills lefties but has serious contact problems against right-handed pitching. Struck out 172 times while repeating Low-A. Has the tools to be a star slugger but also carries a high risk of failure.

5) Hector Santiago, LHP, Grade C+: Came out of nowhere to reach the majors (briefly) in 2011 thanks to development of a new screwball to go with 90-95 MPH fastball. Third pitch still needs work and it is unclear if he starts or relieves in the long run, although recent rumors indicate the Sox will continue to start him. Projects as number three/four starter if third pitch develops, or a power relief arm.

The best closer prospect in baseball” comment helps explain Sergio Santos’ trade.

November 5, 2010

Fangraphs’ “must watch” and more 2011 White Sox prospects

Both articles are from Bryan Smith. First the “must watch” prospects:

In 56 plate appearances (so, sample size alert), Sale held right-handers to a .120/.214/.240 batting line. He did it while throwing them six change-ups in 220 pitches (2.7%), which accounted for 3 balls, 2 called strikes and 1 swinging strike. It was a non-factor. as he went with a two-pitch approach: 66.8% four seamers, 26.4% sliders. And, to my surprise, looking at his Texas Leaguers chart, he wasn’t just back-dooring the slider everytime. It’s a pitch he trusts, and a pitch that works, against right-handers. …

and those prospects outside the ‘Top 10′:

I credit Baseball America and Matt Eddy being the first to make me aware of Mike Blanke, the team’s 13th-round pick from the Division II University of Tampa. Blanke hit .329/.400/.508 in the Pioneer League, where Eddy ranked him as the number seven prospect. He wrote, “…he would have gone much earlier had clubs had any inkling that he would show plus power, arm strength and receiving skills in his pro debut.” …

September 9, 2010

FutureSox reviews the 2010 Birmingham Barons

Norris:

Jim Gallagher ended up being named the Barons team MVP for 2010.  Deservedly so, as he led the team in most offensive categories.  I’ve already stated before that I see him as a Ross Gload type if he were to make it to the majors.  He certainly is passionate enough to put forth the effort to get there.  I expect him to be in Charlotte for 2011.

Anthony Carter was named Barons pitcher of the year after having a fantastic run as a closer.  Hopefully he can build on that and put himself into consideration as a future big league reliever.  Deunte Heath pitched excellently for the Barons in relief, striking out 84 in 57.2 innings.  The White Sox made a good call giving him a second chance.  Both Carter and Heath should be in Charlotte in 2011.

Stats:

Gallagher (25 years old): .590 PA, 292/.390/.425/.815, 74 BB / 89 K, .339 BABIP, .361 wOBA
Carter (24)
: 57.1 IP, 22 BB / 58 K, 3.92 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 3.91 FIP, .282 BABIP
Heath (25): 57.2 IP, 32 BB / 84 K, 3.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 3.23 FIP, .369 BABIP

Stats for other Sox prospects.

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