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October 22, 2010

White Sox organizational All-Stars


Right-handed starting pitcher — Terry Doyle, Kannapolis (seven games), Winston-Salem (20 games): Doyle grew up in Red Sox Nation, but he’s made a nice transition to the Pale Hose. The 6-foot-4 righty went 12-10 with a 2.94 ERA and an organizational-best 157 strikeouts in 168 1/3 innings between two levels. Only Chicago’s John Danks (162) had more strikeouts in 2010.

“He’s a tremendous competitor, he competes his butt off,” said McEwing. “He wants the ball until the end of the ninth. He’s able to mix four pitches for strikes at any time and able to locate to all four pitches — it’s one of the biggest assets he’s got. He competes at a high level and is able to throw four pitches at any time.”

The Boston College product was especially nasty at Class A, going 4-2 with a 0.96 ERA in seven starts. He features a fastball, curve, change and a cutter-slider, throwing his heater in the 89-91 mph range with good control. He was promoted mid-season and earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors June 7.

“He’s very polished,” said McEwing, who helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2000. “He almost had a big league season with about 180 innings, and he did an outstanding job. He wants the ball, he doesn’t want to come out of the game. You wish you had five starters like that every day.”

and Greg Walker on Tyler Flowers:

“He’s a tremendously talented kid that is trying to correct some swing problems and some approach flaws, in my mind,” White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker said of Flowers to MLB.com. “I’m still confident he’s on the right track, but this winter is important to him.”

Walker is also tweaking Morel’s swing:

“There are a few things we are tweaking with his swing. He’s still got a few misses that we are looking to iron out this winter, but he can be a productive offensive player. The more efficient he becomes with his legs and swing, the more pop you will see,” Walker said. “Every time I see him, it’s a little better. His swing and offensive game [are] evolving. He’s working on some things, nothing major, just minor things to iron out.”

More players on the link.


August 12, 2009

Seth Loman is heating up!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 1:15 pm
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from FutureSox’s Hot & Cold column:

Hot Hitter: Seth Loman

Over his last 7 games Seth Loman is hitting a robust .407 for the Dash with 3 home runs, 2 doubles and a 1.250 OPS. Between two levels this year Loman is hitting .296 with 18 home runs and a .931 OPS. Loman’s attitude has been questioned in the past and supposedly that is why the Angels let him go but he can really hit. Hopefully we see him in a more age appropriate league next season so we can find out if he’s a legitimate prospect or not.

July 14, 2009

Brent Morel’s D

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 12:04 am
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Winston-Salem Journal:

What’s more impressive than Morel’s offense is his defense. He has only three errors in 76 games, and, as McEwing pointed out, one of those errors was on a pop up in foul territory. “Defensively and offensively he’s just one of those guys that is intelligent about every facet of the game,” McEwing said. “You can’t say enough good things about him. He’s hovering around .270 and he easily could be hitting .290 or even .300, so that’s a hard .270.”

Designated hitter Seth Loman marvels at the way that Morel plays defense. “He looks like he’s bored playing defense, because he makes it look so easy,” Loman said. “He makes all those plays and it doesn’t even look like it’s that hard at all.”

July 13, 2009

Seth Loman hits 2 homers (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 13, 2009 11:20 am
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Seth Loman went 3-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs and three runs scored Sunday as Winston-Salem routed Lynchburg, 13-3. Loman is hitting .289 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 33 games.

Loman is hitting .289/.362/.518/.880. With 5 BB to 30 K and a .354 BABIP though…

UPDATE: From the Winston-Salem Journal:

Loman, a 6-4, 240-pound designated hitter from Las Vegas, started the season at Winston-Salem, but struggled early and was sent to Kannapolis of the low Class A South Atlantic League on May 18. He hit eight homers for Kannapolis and was sent back June 17. “I’ve worked with our hitting coach Robert Sasser a lot. I’ve worked on some stuff — working on my stride and all that kind of stuff — so it paid off today,” Loman said. Loman said he had a three-homer game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers when he was with Kannapolis. “I feel good. Whenever I keep my stride short it allows me to see things well.”

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