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June 25, 2012

Carlos Sanchez’ scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 25, 2012 8:00 pm
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Robbie Knopf:

White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez, a 19 year old out of the Dominican Republic, has seen some time at shortstop , but having split time between shortstop and second base in his career, we’ll almost assuredly see him at second base in the Futures Game.  Sanchez, 5’11″, 175, isn’t the caliber of prospect of any of the players above, but he has promise and has been playing out of his mind in 2012. Sanchez features a compact swing with little power, but he hits a lot of line drives, mostly singles, and has the speed to beat out groundballs. Sanche also can bunt for base hits. Sanchez’s bat speed is average, but his pitch recognition has made serious progress and he draws a fair amount of walks. Sanchez is very fast, but he needs a ton of work reading pitchers on the basepaths, not only to steal bases but even to take extra-bases. His instincts on the bases simply aren’t there right now and he’s not nearly a good enough baserunner as he should be with his speed. Defensively, Sanchez is able to put his speed to better use, and he has soft hands with a strong arm, tools that have allowed him to see time at shortstop as well even though his future is at second base. Sanchez doesn’t have elite upside, but has room to grow in terms of hitting, his plate discipline, and especially on the basepaths. In 2012, Sanchez has really impressed offensively at High-A, posting a .325/.380/.405 line with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 1 homer, 33 RBI, and 13 of 24 steals. Sanchez has struck out 47 times versus 23 walks, and he has played 40 games at shortstop versus 29 at second base. Sanchez has been a breakout prospect for the White Sox this year, and it got him to Futures Game and we’ll see just how far it can get him.

Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 17 White Sox DOSL FRk CHW 22 42 32 7 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 8 10 .156 .341 .156 .498 5 0 1 1 0 0
2010 18 White Sox DOSL FRk CHW 52 203 156 26 42 5 2 1 18 7 3 41 26 .269 .431 .346 .777 54 4 4 1 1 0
2011 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 68 318 280 48 80 11 1 1 30 8 10 20 51 .286 .354 .343 .697 96 5 10 7 1 0
2011 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 5 24 16 4 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 5 2 .250 .500 .313 .813 5 0 3 0 0 0
2011 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 63 294 264 44 76 10 1 1 27 7 8 15 49 .288 .341 .345 .686 91 5 7 7 1 0
2012 20 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 70 314 276 43 89 13 3 1 33 13 10 24 48 .322 .380 .402 .782 111 8 4 6 4 0
4 Seasons 212 877 744 124 216 29 6 3 84 29 23 93 135 .290 .381 .358 .738 266 17 19 15 6 0
FRk (2 seasons) FRk 74 245 188 33 47 5 2 1 21 8 3 49 36 .250 .416 .314 .729 59 4 5 2 1 0
A (1 season) A 63 294 264 44 76 10 1 1 27 7 8 15 49 .288 .341 .345 .686 91 5 7 7 1 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 5 24 16 4 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 5 2 .250 .500 .313 .813 5 0 3 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 70 314 276 43 89 13 3 1 33 13 10 24 48 .322 .380 .402 .782 111 8 4 6 4 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/25/2012.

Sanchez has a .374 BABIP in Winston-Salem.

June 6, 2012

2012 MLB Draft Day 3 White Sox picks

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 6, 2012 10:00 pm
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MLB Draftcaster:

PICK PLAYER SCHOOL POS B/T CLASS PLAYER INFO
501 Ruiz, Abraham Arizona State, AZ 1B L/R SR 6’03″ lbs DOB:
03/29/90
531 Ayala, Sammy La Jolla Country Day School, CA C L/R HS 6’02″ 195lbs DOB:
07/12/94 | Scouting Video
561 McCarthy, Thomas U Kentucky, KY 3B R/R SR 6’01″ 205lbs DOB:
07/25/90
591 Williams, Alex Louisiana Tech, LA 1B L/R SR 6’06″ 260lbs DOB:
10/01/89
621 Voight, Zachary New Mexico State, NM SS R/R SR 6’00″ 185lbs DOB:
08/26/90
651 Lopez, Adam Virginia Military Institute, VA RHP R/R SR 6’05″ 221lbs DOB:
02/21/90
681 McGinnis, Cory Auburn U Montgomery, AL RHP L/R SR 6’00″ 190lbs DOB:
12/24/89
711 Kiser, Kale U Nebraska Lincoln, NE CF S/R SR 5’10″ 185lbs DOB:
03/31/90
741 Grabe, Eric U Tampa, FL 2B R/R SR 5’10″ 190lbs DOB:
08/08/89
771 Throne, Storm Morningside Col, IA RHP R/R JR 6’07″ 215lbs DOB:
09/03/90
801 Toney, Zachary Austin Peay St U, TN LHP L/L 5S 6’03″ 230lbs DOB:
03/20/89
831 Fisher, Zac New Mexico State, NM C L/R JR 6’03″ 195lbs DOB:
12/13/91
861 Hudelson, James Delta St U, MS RHP R/R SR 6’04″ 215lbs DOB:
05/16/90
891 Coats, Jason Texas Christian, TX LF R/R SR 6’02″ 200lbs DOB:
02/24/90
921 Brown, Jake Kansas St U, KS SS L/R SR 5’11″ 185lbs DOB:
02/15/90
951 Thompson, William East Carolina U, NC 3B R/R SR 6’03″ 210lbs DOB:
01/30/90
981 Nikorak, Steven Temple U, PA 3B R/R 5S 6’02″ 215lbs DOB:
09/03/89
1011 Savarise, Jon Adlai E Stevenson School, IL LHP R/L HS 6’01″ 205lbs DOB:
07/08/93
1041 Castellanos, Ryan Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL RHP R/R HS 6’03″ 185lbs DOB:
04/15/94
1071 Martin, Kyle Texas A&M, TX RHP R/R JR 6’06″ 195lbs DOB:
01/18/91
1101 Patishall, Mitch Pendleton Heights HS, IN RHP R/R HS 6’01″ 185lbs DOB:
11/17/93
1131 Hall, Thurman Western Texas Col, TX CF R/R J1 6’00″ 190lbs DOB:
02/12/93
1161 Suber, DeJohn Morgan Park HS, IL SS R/R HS 6’00″ 150lbs DOB:
04/17/94
1191 Glasser, Mitch Macalester Col, MN 2B R/R SR 5’10″ 180lbs DOB:
10/15/89
1221 Mason, Sam Beverly Hills HS, CA RHP R/R HS 6’00″ 175lbs DOB:
01/10/94

J.J. has scouting reports on all 25 Day 3 draft picks.

June 5, 2012

2012 MLB Draft Day 2 White Sox picks (with videos and scouting reports)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2012 10:00 pm
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MLB Draftcaster:

PICK PLAYER SCHOOL POS B/T CLASS PLAYER INFO
76 Beck, Chris Georgia Southern, GA RHP R/R JR 6’03″ 225lbs DOB: 09/04/90 | Full Scouting ReportBeck is a strong right-hander who may not be the first college arm to come off Draft boards, but a strong junior season could have him in the top of the first-round discussion.The Georgia native has the chance to have three pitches that will be Major League average or better. He can run his fastball up to 94 mph, sitting comfortably at 92-93 mph, and he maintains his velocity deep into starts. When he stays on top of his slider, it’s a sharp breaking ball with late tilt. His changeup is above-average with late sink and a lot of deception. He can throw all three pitches for strikes and has a very good feel for pitching.For a guy with his size and stuff — think a Kyle Davies type with more power — he doesn’t always throw like a power arm. His fastball will flatten out at times and his slider isn’t always crisp, but if he would pitch off of his fastball more, he could be even better, a frontline starter with three weapons to choose from.
108 DeMichele, Joey Arizona State, AZ 2B L/R JR 5’11″ 190lbs DOB:
02/05/91 | Scouting Video
DeMichele has played second base and third base at Arizona State but has shown solid defense at second. He has good power and has shown that he can consistently drive in runs. He also has solid average speed to go along with good instincts, which should allow him to be a base stealing threat in pro ball.
141 Brennan, Brandon Orange Coast College, CA RHP R/R J2 6’04″ 220lbs DOB:
07/26/91
171 Basto, Nick Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL SS R/R HS 6’01″ 180lbs DOB:
04/01/94 | Scouting Video
201 Hansen, Kyle St. Johns, NY RHP R/R JR 6’08″ 215lbs DOB:
04/20/91 | Full
Scouting Report
In 2005, Craig Hansen was a first-round pick out of St. John’s as a college reliever. Now it’s his younger brother’s turn. Kyle Hansen is a starter right now, but he might follow his big bro as a relief pitcher at the next level. His deceptive delivery allows his solid average to above-average fastball play up. He couples it with a sweeping slider that gets right-handed hitters to chase. He even has a changeup, which could be a Major League average pitch if he begins to use it more. All arms and legs, Hansen’s mechanics can come apart a bit, impacting his command. He pitched effectively out of the pen in the Cape Cod League last summer, and if he harnesses his stuff and delivery, he could have a ton of potential in that role.
231 Barraza, Jose Sunnyside HS, CA C L/R HS 6’01″ 220lbs DOB:
07/28/94
261 Isler, Zach Cincinnati, OH RHP R/R JR 6’04″ 235lbs DOB:
10/31/90
291 Johnson, Micah Indiana, IN 2B L/R JR 5’11″ 200lbs DOB:
12/18/90
Johnson’s season started late because of elbow surgery, and he struggled to find a rhythm at the plate. Before the surgery, he showed plus speed on the basepaths, with the ability to take walks and hit for average. He is also a solid defender at second, with good range.
321 Hardin, Brandon Delta St U, MS RHP R/R SR 6’00″ 200lbs DOB:
02/17/90
351 Jaffe, Eric UCLA, CA RHP R/R SO 6’03″ 220lbs DOB:
06/16/91
381 Stoner, Zach Boylan Catholic HS, IL 1B L/R HS 6’03″ 200lbs DOB:
12/16/93
411 Thompson, Derek John A. Logan College, IL LHP L/L J1 6’02″ 170lbs DOB:
08/08/92
441 Bucciferro, Anthony Michigan St U, MI RHP R/R SR 6’03″ 215lbs DOB:
12/27/89
471 Guerrero, Jordan Moorpark HS, CA LHP L/L HS 6’03″ lbs DOB:
05/31/94

J.J. has scouting reports on all 14 Day 2 draft picks.

May 7, 2012

BaseballInstinct’s scouting report on Sox prospects RHP Nestor Molina and LHP Jose Quintana

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 7, 2012 9:00 pm
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Thomas Bellmont @ BaseballInstinct:

Nestor Molina RHP White Sox – age 23– Leading the SL in walk rate with just a 3.2%. He was the key piece to the Sergio Santos deal and will need to up the K rate some if he’s going to be that mid rotation starter the Sox hoped they were getting. He has excellent command of his pitch arsenal. Can he be dominant? One answer to many questions is that he is a SP long term. But where does he slot?

Jose Quintana LHP White Sox – age 23 – Another lesser known arm. This lefty has struck out 26 in 35.1 IP with a 3.03 ERA. The production is there for the southpaw and he’s walked just 7.3% of hitters. He’s bounced from the Mets to the Yankees and now with the White Sox he may be poised tos tep forward as a SP option.

Molina’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ TOR 8 2 .800 3.11 39 2 13 0 0 4 81.0 71 35 28 4 20 1 64 0 0 2 329 1.123 7.9 0.4 2.2 7.1 3.20
2010 21 Lansing MIDW A TOR 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
2010 21 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 0 0 2.08 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 20 1.615 14.5 0.0 0.0 6.2
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TOR 12 3 .800 2.21 26 23 1 0 0 0 130.1 114 39 32 8 16 0 148 1 1 5 512 0.997 7.9 0.6 1.1 10.2 9.25
2011 22 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 10 3 .769 2.58 21 18 1 0 0 0 108.1 102 37 31 8 14 0 115 1 0 3 432 1.071 8.5 0.7 1.2 9.6 8.21
2011 22 New Hampshire EL AA TOR 2 0 1.000 0.41 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.0 12 2 1 0 2 0 33 0 1 2 80 0.636 4.9 0.0 0.8 13.5 16.50
2012 23 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 3 1 .750 3.72 6 6 0 0 0 0 36.1 45 15 15 3 5 0 25 1 0 0 157 1.376 11.1 0.7 1.2 6.2 5.00
AA (2 seasons) AA 5 1 .833 2.47 11 11 0 0 0 0 58.1 57 17 16 3 7 0 58 1 1 2 237 1.097 8.8 0.5 1.1 8.9 8.29
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 10 3 .769 2.56 23 18 2 0 0 0 112.2 109 41 32 8 14 0 118 1 0 3 452 1.092 8.7 0.6 1.1 9.4 8.43
A (1 season) A 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/7/2012.

Quintana’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 22 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 10 2 .833 2.91 30 12 3 0 0 1 102.0 86 35 33 5 28 0 88 1 0 7 402 1.118 7.6 0.4 2.5 7.8 3.14
2012 23 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1 2 .333 3.06 6 6 0 0 0 0 35.1 32 13 12 1 11 0 26 0 0 2 142 1.217 8.2 0.3 2.8 6.6 2.36
AA (1 season) AA 1 2 .333 3.06 6 6 0 0 0 0 35.1 32 13 12 1 11 0 26 0 0 2 142 1.217 8.2 0.3 2.8 6.6 2.36
A+ (1 season) A+ 10 2 .833 2.91 30 12 3 0 0 1 102.0 86 35 33 5 28 0 88 1 0 7 402 1.118 7.6 0.4 2.5 7.8 3.14
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/7/2012.

BTW, BaseballInstinct’s George Utter wrote about Andre Rienzo last week:

Andre Rienzo, RHP White Sox – Age 23 – Rienzo has toiled around the White Sox organization since signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2006.  He’s been effective, yet not dominant in his 5 seasons of professional ball.  In his first go round in the Carolina League he went 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA and 118/66 K/BB ratio for 2011.  The walks were concerning to us, coupled with the fact he gave up 108 hits.  He’s lucky his ERA wasn’t much higher.  Pan forward to 2012 and he was off to a 3-0 start with a 1.08 ERA a 31/7 K/BB ratio over 25 innings.  Throw in just 17 hits and he’s got a sub 1.00 WHIP.  Sadly, He’s been suspended for 50 games for violating Minor League Baseball’s drug prevention and treatment program.

Rienzo’s stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2010 21 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 8 4 .667 3.65 20 18 0 2 2 0 101.0 95 45 41 5 32 0 125 2 4 6 432 1.257 8.5 0.4 2.9 11.1 3.91
2011 22 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 6 5 .545 3.41 25 22 0 1 1 0 116.0 108 50 44 4 66 0 118 3 0 16 512 1.500 8.4 0.3 5.1 9.2 1.79
2012 23 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 3 0 1.000 1.08 4 4 0 0 0 0 25.0 17 3 3 0 7 0 31 0 1 3 96 0.960 6.1 0.0 2.5 11.2 4.43
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 9 5 .643 3.00 29 26 0 1 1 0 141.0 125 53 47 4 73 0 149 3 1 19 608 1.404 8.0 0.3 4.7 9.5 2.04
A (1 season) A 8 4 .667 3.65 20 18 0 2 2 0 101.0 95 45 41 5 32 0 125 2 4 6 432 1.257 8.5 0.4 2.9 11.1 3.91
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/8/2012.

May 3, 2012

Myles Jaye struck out 7, walked 0 in his Kannapolis debut [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 3, 2012 10:30 pm
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Kannapolis vs. Augusta:

Kannapolis Intimidators
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Myles Jaye (W, 1-0) 5.0 4 1 1 0 7 0 1.80
Bryan Blough 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.25
Matthew Lane 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.95

HBP: Krill (by Jaye).
Groundouts-flyouts
: Jaye 4-2, Blough 2-1, Lane 2-4.
Batters faced: Jaye 20, Blough 7, Lane 8.

UPDATE: Kevin Goldstein:

Miles Jaye, RHP, White Sox (Low-A Kannapolis): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K. Athletic power arm acquired from Blue Jays in Santos deal; promising but raw.

April 22, 2012

BaseballInstinct updates Sox prospect 3B Rangel Ravelo’s scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 22, 2012 9:00 pm
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George Utter @ BaseballInstinct:

Rangel Ravelo, 3B White Sox – Age 19 – The soon to be 20-year-old (2 days) has been on our radar for a while now.  He appeared at #339° on our Baseball Instinct 360°  preview and while it’s early, the power is starting to develop.  He’s batting a healthy .386/.413/.561 through 57 at bats.  With the bigger hacks have come more K’s, though 10 is acceptable.  Where improvement is needed is working the count and taking a walk.  He has just 2 BB so far.

Ravelo’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 18 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 48 187 173 17 44 9 1 1 21 0 2 9 25 .254 .291 .335 .626 58 7 0 5 0 0
2011 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 63 252 234 21 79 16 1 0 34 2 1 14 31 .338 .381 .415 .795 97 2 3 0 1 0
2011 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 20 78 73 10 28 7 1 0 13 2 0 2 12 .384 .410 .507 .917 37 2 2 0 1 0
2011 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 43 174 161 11 51 9 0 0 21 0 1 12 19 .317 .368 .373 .740 60 0 1 0 0 0
2012 20 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 15 64 57 6 22 5 1 1 8 1 0 2 10 .386 .413 .561 .974 32 3 2 1 2 0
3 Seasons 126 503 464 44 145 30 3 2 63 3 3 25 66 .313 .352 .403 .755 187 12 5 6 3 0
A (2 seasons) A 58 238 218 17 73 14 1 1 29 1 1 14 29 .335 .380 .422 .802 92 3 3 1 2 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 68 265 246 27 72 16 2 1 34 2 2 11 37 .293 .327 .386 .713 95 9 2 5 1 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/22/2012.

February 29, 2012

Chris Sale’s 1st Spring Training start: Friday, March 9, 2 pm CT @ WGN-TV [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 29, 2012 11:00 pm
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Broadcast Schedule.

UPDATE: First 5 starts:

John Danks is set to start the team’s Cactus league road opener on Tuesday in Tempe against the Angels, with Jake Peavy pitching Wednesday at home against the Brewers and Gavin Floyd on Thursday in Surprise against the two-time defending American League champs from Texas. With Chris Sale pitching Friday in Glendale against the Cubs, the opening rotation appears to be set up, although nothing official has been announced by manager Robin Ventura past Humber on Monday.

Jose Quintana starts Monday’s “B” game against the Indians, with Simon Castro and Brian Bruney also pitching. Will Ohman, Jesse Crain, Addison Reed, Hector Santiago, Pedro Hernandez, Charlie Leesman and Nestor Molina pitch Monday after Humber, who is ready to test his early work in actual games.

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Baseball-Intellect’s Top 15 (+3) 2012 White Sox Prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ February 29, 2012 3:30 am
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Alex Eisenberg:

1. Addison Reed | RHP | Age – 23 | Grade – B
2. Trayce Thompson | OF | Age – 21 | Grade – B-
3. Nestor Molina| RHP | Age – 23 | Grade – B-
4. Tyler Saladino | SS | Age – 22 | Grade – B-
5. Simon Castro | RHP | Age – 24 | Grade – B-/C+
6. Jake Petricka | RHP | Age – 22 | Grade – B-/C+
7. Keenyn Walker | OF | Age – 21 | Grade – C+
8. Jhan Marinez | RHP | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
9. Hector Santiago | LHP | Age – 24 | Grade – C+
10. Erik Johnson| RHP | Age – 22 | Grade – C+
11. Jared Mitchell | OF | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
12. Pedro Hernandez | LHP | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
13. Eduardo Escobar | SS | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
14. Greg Infante | RHP | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
15. Ozzie Martinez | SS | Age – 23 | Grade – C+
16. Myles Jaye | RHP | Age – 20 | Grade – C+
17. Dylan Axelrod | RHP | Age – 26 | Grade – C+
18. Jeff Soptic | RHP | Age – 21 | Grade – C+

There are quick takes for every prospect and a scouting report on Jake Petricka.

February 3, 2012

BaseballInstinct looks at Sox prospect RHP Jeffrey Soptic

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 3, 2012 2:30 pm
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Mike Koepp:

The Stuff

Gas, cheese, heat. These are the best tools in Jeffrey Soptic’s arsenal. He takes advantage of his size and at 6’6″, he should get stronger as he develops. I don’t need to tell you that a guy who can hit a consistent 96 mph throughout an entire inning, let alone an entire start, is rare. If the MLB was full of them it would be a little too rough for the hitters. Soptic’s main issue has been to learn to pitch low in the zone with his fastball. It’s currently very flat despite the plus velocity.

His slider is a pitch that can flash plus, which is promising but he really needs to develop it further and gain more consistency. It would be to his advantage to work on a nasty sinker for those batters sitting on the fastball.

The Mechanics

Jeffrey Soptic has a smooth and easy delivery and uses his size and arm strength to deliver his high 90s, and at times 100 plus, velocity. His mechanics are solid and sound; no need for polishing in that area especially since he profiles so well at the back of the pen.

Soptic pitched 2.2 innings in Bristol after he got drafted in June 2011:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 20 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 0 1 .000 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 1 2.2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 14 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
1 Season 0 1 .000 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 1 2.2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 14 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 2/3/2012.

Here are his stats from Johnson County Community College (Junior College):

Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2011 15 56.0 39 28 41 58 31 4.500 7 6
2010 14 44.1 40 25 51 48 41 5.076 5 2

Here’s his signing report (Baseball America report, 3 John Sickels reports, Pine Tar Press report, videos, stats).

January 31, 2012

Clay Davenport’s and sg’s 2012 projections

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 31, 2012 11:30 pm
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Clay Davenport (1/31):

AL Cent Won Lost Runs Runs A
DET 89 73 771 696
CWS 79 83 696 716
CLE 78 84 700 728
MIN 74 88 679 741
KCR 71 91 681 779

sg @ RLYB uses his 2012 Marcel forecasts (1/28):

Team W L RF RA Div WC 1 WC 2 PL%
DET 84 78 747 708 43.0% 2.4% 10.1% 55.4%
CLE 83 79 722 708 30.6% 2.9% 7.8% 41.3%
CHA 79 83 686 703 15.2% 1.5% 4.2% 20.9%
KC 79 83 691 714 10.8% 1.9% 4.1% 16.9%
MIN 68 94 693 813 0.4% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5%

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January 26, 2012

BaseballInstinct looks on Sox RHP Addison Reed

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 26, 2012 8:00 pm
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David Reiffer:

The Stuff

His fastball rates plus with mid-to-late 90s velocity and tailing action into right-handed hitters.  He spot his heat at both sides of the plate and shows above average command of all his pitches.

The slider has been labeled a plus-plus pitch by some scouts.  Terrific downward biting action.  He throws it with great confidence.  A true swing’ n’ miss offering.

His change-up has been called average. which in fine since his likely destination is the bullpen and the fastball/slider combo is plenty good enough there.  It’s a pitch he could show from time to time to give left-handed hitters something to think about. …

Stats: B-R, FG, SC

January 16, 2012

Kevin Goldstein’s 2012 Top 11 White Sox prospects

Kevin Goldstein @ BP:

System in 20 Words or Less: Two words: Not good.

Four-Star Prospects
1. Addison Reed, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
2. Nestor Molina, RHP
3. Trayce Thompson, OF
4. Jake Petricka, RHP
5. Simon Castro, RHP
6. Keenyn Walker, OF
Two-Star Prospects
7. Eduardo Escobar, SS
8. Jhan Marinez, RHP
9. Myles Jaye, RHP
10. Tyler Saladino, SS
11. Andre Rienzo, RHP

Goldstein has 9 more Sox prospects (Juan Silverio, 3B; Jared Mitchell, OF; Brandon Short, OF; Pedro Hernandez, LHP; Gregory Infante, RHP; Erik Johnson, RHP; Michael Blanke, C; Dylan Axelrod, RHP; Osvaldo Martinez, SS) more and his scouting report on Addison Reed at the link.

January 11, 2012

Baseball Instict’s Simon Castro scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2012 10:00 pm
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David Reiffer:

Four-Seam Fastball– Castro fires a low-to-mid-90s four-seamer from a low 3/4 arm slot. The offering features good movement away from left-handed hitters and is a plus pitch.

Slider – The slider is above average at times with sharp late downward movement. Castro lives on the heater/slider combo.

Change-up – The change needs work and, according to reports, needs refining due to a hesitation in his delivery that may tip-off more advanced hitting.

Two-Seam Fastball – Scouts report that this pitch has some movement too but not as much as the four-seamer and with less downward movement. Tops out in the low-90s.

Reiffer says if Don Cooper can straighten out Castro’s command problems, Castro can become a member of the starting rotation.

January 8, 2012

BaseballInstinct looks at Sox prospect RHP Nestor Molina

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 8, 2012 8:00 pm
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BaseballInstinct:

75°. Nestor Molina, RHP, White Sox, 1/9/1989 - Molina’s best pitch is a 91-93 mph fastball that he commands very well. With just 16 walks in 130.1 innings in 2011 he’s a pitcher who hits his spots and doesn’t beat himself. He works fastballs low and outside painting the black and uses a sinker to get ground balls and a slider as an out pitch. His 4 seam is an average pitch with plus command, but the sinker is a plus pitch with movement and command. He slid right into the top of the White Sox SP prospect ranks. While he isn’t an Ace type, his pitch mix and command make him a nice bet to fill out the #4 spot in a rotation. His frame is a little small, so workhorse #3 is unlikely, but sometimes pitchers are just better than their peripherals. Molina is one of those guys. ETA 2013.

Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2007 18 Blue Jays 2 DOSL FRk TOR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2008 19 Blue Jays 2 DOSL FRk TOR 4 1 .800 0.96 20 0 17 0 0 4 37.1 30 6 4 1 5 0 27 0 0 2 147 0.938 7.2 0.2 1.2 6.5 5.40
2009 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- TOR 3 1 .750 1.67 17 2 5 0 0 1 43.0 40 11 8 1 5 0 38 1 1 2 171 1.047 8.4 0.2 1.0 8.0 7.60
2009 20 Blue Jays GULF Rk TOR 3 0 1.000 1.69 15 2 5 0 0 1 37.1 31 8 7 0 4 0 32 1 1 1 143 0.938 7.5 0.0 1.0 7.7 8.00
2009 20 Auburn NYPL A- TOR 0 1 .000 1.59 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 28 1.765 14.3 1.6 1.6 9.5 6.00
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ TOR 8 2 .800 3.11 39 2 13 0 0 4 81.0 71 35 28 4 20 1 64 0 0 2 329 1.123 7.9 0.4 2.2 7.1 3.20
2010 21 Lansing MIDW A TOR 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
2010 21 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 0 0 2.08 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 20 1.615 14.5 0.0 0.0 6.2
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TOR 12 3 .800 2.21 26 23 1 0 0 0 130.1 114 39 32 8 16 0 148 1 1 5 512 0.997 7.9 0.6 1.1 10.2 9.25
2011 22 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 10 3 .769 2.58 21 18 1 0 0 0 108.1 102 37 31 8 14 0 115 1 0 3 432 1.071 8.5 0.7 1.2 9.6 8.21
2011 22 New Hampshire EL AA TOR 2 0 1.000 0.41 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.0 12 2 1 0 2 0 33 0 1 2 80 0.636 4.9 0.0 0.8 13.5 16.50
5 Seasons 27 7 .794 2.21 103 27 37 0 0 9 292.2 255 91 72 14 47 1 277 2 2 11 1162 1.032 7.8 0.4 1.4 8.5 5.89
FRk (2 seasons) FRk 4 1 .800 0.94 21 0 18 0 0 4 38.1 30 6 4 1 6 0 27 0 0 2 150 0.939 7.0 0.2 1.4 6.3 4.50
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 10 3 .769 2.56 23 18 2 0 0 0 112.2 109 41 32 8 14 0 118 1 0 3 452 1.092 8.7 0.6 1.1 9.4 8.43
A (1 season) A 8 2 .800 3.17 37 2 12 0 0 4 76.2 64 31 27 4 20 1 61 0 0 2 309 1.096 7.5 0.5 2.3 7.2 3.05
AA (1 season) AA 2 0 1.000 0.41 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.0 12 2 1 0 2 0 33 0 1 2 80 0.636 4.9 0.0 0.8 13.5 16.50
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 0 1.000 1.69 15 2 5 0 0 1 37.1 31 8 7 0 4 0 32 1 1 1 143 0.938 7.5 0.0 1.0 7.7 8.00
A- (1 season) A- 0 1 .000 1.59 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 28 1.765 14.3 1.6 1.6 9.5 6.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/8/2012.

January 5, 2012

Baseball America talks about Sox pitching prospects Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 5, 2012 7:30 pm
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Matt Eddy and Nathan Rode have more info on the two pitching prospects the Sox got from Toronto for Jason Frasor:

First 20-year old Myles Jaye:

Jaye signed for $250,000 at the 2010 draft signing deadline and made his pro debut with Bluefield last year. A two-way player in high school, he attracted attention from the Blue Jays with his arm speed, fastball life and command. Jaye sat 85-86 mph and scraped 91 in high school, but he was touching 95 by the time instructional league rolled around in 2010. Tall and lean, Jaye has an athletic delivery. His fastball has good sink to it, but his secondary stuff is a work in progress. He has shown feel for a changeup and started working with a slider in pro ball after using a curve in high school. Jaye offers intriguing upside but is several years away.

Jaye’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 19 Bluefield APPY Rk TOR 3 3 .500 3.00 13 9 3 1 0 1 54.0 48 22 18 7 18 0 49 0 1 3 222 1.222 8.0 1.2 3.0 8.2 2.72
1 Season 3 3 .500 3.00 13 9 3 1 0 1 54.0 48 22 18 7 18 0 49 0 1 3 222 1.222 8.0 1.2 3.0 8.2 2.72
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/5/2012.

And 22-year old Daniel Webb:

Webb pulled down $450,000 at the 2009 draft signing deadline as the top pitching prospect from Florida junior college ranks. He neglected to sign with the Diamondbacks as a 12th-round pick out of high school in 2008, a year in which just two prep righties went in the draft’s first round—Ethan Martin and Gerrit Cole. Webb ranked as No. 48 overall draft prospect that year. He has a good pitcher’s frame and a live arm that produces a plus fastball, but most scouts think he’ll eventually move to the bullpen because of his slingy arm action and lack of command. He shows feel for a changeup, but his curveball still needs work.

Webb’s Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–A TOR 1 7 .125 4.74 15 15 0 0 0 0 68.1 77 50 36 4 32 0 43 10 1 4 320 1.595 10.1 0.5 4.2 5.7 1.34
2010 20 Auburn NYPL A- TOR 0 6 .000 5.24 13 13 0 0 0 0 56.2 69 43 33 4 26 0 39 9 1 2 270 1.676 11.0 0.6 4.1 6.2 1.50
2010 20 Lansing MIDW A TOR 1 1 .500 2.31 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 8 7 3 0 6 0 4 1 0 2 50 1.200 6.2 0.0 4.6 3.1 0.67
2011 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk TOR 4 5 .444 5.48 19 12 4 0 0 2 67.1 82 53 41 7 24 0 51 6 1 4 305 1.574 11.0 0.9 3.2 6.8 2.13
2011 21 Blue Jays GULF Rk TOR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 21 Lansing MIDW A TOR 4 5 .444 5.59 18 12 3 0 0 2 66.0 80 53 41 7 24 0 51 6 1 3 299 1.576 10.9 1.0 3.3 7.0 2.13
2 Seasons 5 12 .294 5.11 34 27 4 0 0 2 135.2 159 103 77 11 56 0 94 16 2 8 625 1.585 10.5 0.7 3.7 6.2 1.68
A (2 seasons) A 5 6 .455 5.10 20 14 3 0 0 2 77.2 88 60 44 7 30 0 55 7 1 5 349 1.519 10.2 0.8 3.5 6.4 1.83
Rk (1 season) Rk 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
A- (1 season) A- 0 6 .000 5.24 13 13 0 0 0 0 56.2 69 43 33 4 26 0 39 9 1 2 270 1.676 11.0 0.6 4.1 6.2 1.50
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/5/2012.
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