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May 25, 2011

Carlos Quentin puts his foot down

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 25, 2011 11:55 pm
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Padilla @ ESPN:

“Obviously [Tuesday] night he was awesome and he’s had days like that this year where he’s been unbelievable,” hitting coach Greg Walker said. “To me, the only issue so far this year is Carlos being late with the foot down, and we kind of corrected that a week, 10 days ago. Other than having a sore knee one day, he’s really been good ever since.”

Essentially, Walker has worked with Quentin to refine the timing of his swing. If Quentin can stride and get his foot down before the ball arrives, he is in a better position to cover the strike zone. His most impressive home run Tuesday came when he reached out across the plate and slugged a 400-foot-plus shot just inside the foul pole in right field.

“Going the other way is always a good sign for any hitter, especially being able to hit the ball in the gap and drive the ball,” Quentin said. “My push is to always stay up the middle and to the right side and to accomplish that, that’s something good.”

Other White Sox links: J.J. wants the Sox to trade Juan Pierre, move Carlos Quentin to LF, and call up Dayan Viciedo, Brett Ballantini updates his six-man rotation and his most and least valuable Sox players calculations, Satchel Price says Alexei Ramirez is the best shortstop in the AL, and John Sickels’ Prospect of the Day is ex-Sox prospect Fautino de los Santos.

August 12, 2010

FutureSox on Andre Rienzo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2010 2:28 pm
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Rienzo has a mid 90s fastball and developing off speed pitches. His fastball certainly helps him to over power hitters at this level. His secondary stuff will be counted on as he moves up the system, but he certainly has good potential and he matches up comparably with De Los Santos. …

May 12, 2010

Fautino returns

BA’s Wednesday Dish:

Fautino Back On The Hill

Righthander Fautino de los Santos has rarely been heard from since blowing through two Class A stops in the White Sox system in 2007, going a combined 10-5, 2.65 and earning a trip to the Futures Game. Traded to the A’s in the Nick Swisher deal after that season, de los Santos logged just 35 innings over the last two years after needing Tommy John surgery in 2008. After a prolonged rehab period, de los Santos finally got back on the mound for high Class A Stockton last night, making his 2010 debut by coming out of the bullpen in the seventh inning of the Ports’ game against Modesto. He didn’t take long to knock off any rust, retiring all six hitters he faced and striking out two of them.


Smith, M (W, 3-2) 6.0 5 2 1 0 4 0 5.63
De Los Santos (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Smyth (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.21

Stats: B-R, FI

Meanwhile, Nick Swisher has an 165 OPS+ for the Yankees, Gio Gonzales has a 114 ERA+ and Ryan Sweeney has an 105 OPS+ for the A’s, and Kanekoa Texeira has a 114 ERA+ for the Mariners.

How about the players on the Sox end? Wilson Betemit was released, Jeff Marquez is struggling in the minors, and Jhonny Nunez is kinda struggling in the minors.

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