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May 18, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 6, walked 1 in 7 innings (May 17)

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Norfolk @ Charlotte:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Terry Doyle (W, 2-3) 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 0 3.66

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 84-59.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 6-6.
Batters faced: Doyle 25.

Doyle has a 48 K / 12 BB ratio in 46.2 innings (8 games/7 starts).

May 11, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 10, walked 2 in 5 innings (May 11)

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Buffalo @ Charlotte:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jesse Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Terry Doyle 5.1 4 1 1 2 10 0 3.86
Leyson Septimo 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Gregory Infante (W, 2-0) 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 4.50

HBP: Scales (by Crain).
Pitches-strikes: Crain 21-14, Doyle 104-65, Septimo 28-19, Infante 30-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Crain 0-0, Doyle 3-0, Septimo 1-0, Infante 1-1.
Batters faced: Crain 4, Doyle 20, Septimo 5, Infante 9.

Doyle has a 42 K / 11 BB ratio in 39.2 innings (7 games).

BTW, look who who pitched in the end for Buffalo: our old pal Jack Egbert! Egbert turns 29 tomorrow. Happy Birthday Jack!

May 2, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 6, walked 1 tonight (May 1)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 2, 2012 3:00 am
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Charlotte @ Lehigh Valley:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Terry Doyle (L, 1-2) 6.0 7 4 4 1 6 2 4.13
Leyson Septimo 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 94-64, Septimo 28-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 7-3, Septimo 1-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 25, Septimo 6, Elarton 24.

Doyle has a 29 K / 6 BB ratio in 28.1 innings (5 games). He, also, has allowed 3 Home Runs.

April 26, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 7, walked 1 tonight (April 25)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 26, 2012 3:30 am
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Charlotte @ Gwinett:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Terry Doyle (W, 1-1) 6.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 3.63
Jhan Marinez 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.35
Anthony Carter 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.35

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 100-65, Marinez 25-14, Carter, A 19-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 7-3, Marinez 0-1, Carter, A 5-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 25, Marinez 6, Carter, A 6.

Kevin Goldstein says:

Terry Doyle, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte): 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K. Control specialist could work his way into White Sox bullpen at some point during season.

April 19, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 9, walked 2 tonight (April 19)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 19, 2012 10:30 pm
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Durham @ Charlotte:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Terry Doyle 6.0 1 1 0 2 9 0 4.96
Anthony Carter (W, 1-1) 2.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.18
Brian Bruney (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.00

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 91-55, Carter, A 30-19, Bruney 24-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 8-0, Carter, A 2-2, Bruney 0-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 22, Carter, A 8, Bruney 5.

Doyle has an 18 K / 5 BB ratio in 18.1 innings (3 games).

UPDATE: Kevin Goldstein:

Terry Doyle, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte): 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 9 K. Two straight good starts for rule 5 pick that didn’t stick with the Twins; far more command than stuff.

April 14, 2012

Terry Doyle struck out 5, walked 1 tonight (April 14)

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Charlotte @ Norfolk (AAA):

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Terry Doyle 6.2 6 2 2 1 5 0 7.84
Leyson Septimo (W, 1-0) 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 89-63, Septimo 35-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 4-6, Septimo 2-1.
Batters faced: Doyle 27, Septimo 10.

March 21, 2012

Terry Doyle is back with the Sox

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 21, 2012 8:00 pm
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I see Doyle had a 2/3 K/BB ratio in 5.1 innings with the Twinkies. 5.1 innings is a pretty small sample size. Seems the last of his 3 outings did the most damage. Hopefully, Dotson can keep his ratios as they were in AA-Birmingham.

UPDATE: Here’s Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan:

“We offered him back to the White Sox, with some discussion about possibly trying to keep him,” said Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan of Doyle, who cleared waivers and posted a 3.07 ERA over 26 starts for Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham last year. “I threw some things at Kenny, he threw some things back just like any of those discussions go. We couldn’t work it out, so we’re sending him back today.”

He needs to get on with his career. You never like to see a young kid that’s trying to make his way to the Major Leagues sit around too long. He’s only had a few innings here. That’s not good for anybody’s career, so we made a decision sooner rather than later.”

February 17, 2012

Terry Doyle’s Fangraphs interview

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Fangraphs’ David Laurilla has a nice interview with Terry Doyle, the White Sox pitching prospect that the Twins selected in the Rule 5 draft:

Doyle:“Being a math guy, I always look at numbers. Strike percentages and ground-ball rates are things where, if you can get the odds in your favor, you’re going to be more successful. That’s what I do when I pitch. I try to get as many small edges as I can.“

A lot of people aren’t good at math, especially in baseball. People struggle in math, so coaches usually keep it simple. They just say, ‘We want first-pitch strikes and we want 1-2 counts versus 2-1 counts.’ They hammer that into us every spring training. Then, during the season, if we have a stretch where we’re falling behind hitters, they’ll step up and say, ‘Look guys, we’re doing a crappy job of getting ahead; we’re trying to be too cute and we’re trying to spin off too many breaking balls. We need to get back to basics and get ahead in the count.’

“Stats are always helpful, but there are some you don’t know how to change. You can’t change something like opponents‘-batting-average-on-balls-in-play. You look at it, and it’s helpful to know what it is, but at the same time you can’t really control how they hit the ball or what happens once they do. All you can do is throw the pitch. There are small alterations that you can make — small changes — but you can’t try to reinvent the wheel. You have to go with what you’ve been successful with, and for me that‘s been throwing strikes.”

Doyle was also interviewed on the Seth Speaks podcast (minute 4 to minute 24).

December 8, 2011

Minnesota takes Terry Doyle with the 2nd pick in the Rule 5 draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 8, 2011 12:05 pm
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Scott Merkin:

Terry Doyle clearly impressed more than the White Sox with his strong 2011 Arizona Fall League showing.

The right-hander was selected by Minnesota with the second pick in Thursday morning’s Rule 5 Draft, after posting a 4-0 record with a 1.98 ERA over eight starts for the Mesa Solar Sox. Doyle had an 8-10 mark with a 3.07 ERA in 2011, combined numbers between stops at Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham, while striking out 122 and walking just 33 in 173 innings. …

Here’s a Rule 5 draft FAQ. And here’s Minnesota’s VP:

“The separator for us was command,” vice president of player personnel Mike Radcliff said. “We saw him in the AFL thoroughly, and he kind of dominated out there (4-0, 1.98). We had a lot of history with him, good report from him in college. The durability was another strong point.

“We had some concerns in the past where his fastball velocity was marginal. It’s hard to judge that in Arizona, for a variety of reasons, but we saw average velocity this year, which was important. His command is good, his makeup is good, and we think he’s got the ability to be a fourth or fifth starter.”

And a scouting report from today’s Baseball America:

Doyle is a righthander with guile who lacks a plus pitch but knows how to set up hitters. He helped his chances of being picked with an excellent Arizona Fall League performance. He certainly understands the geometry of pitching, consistently getting outs with his command and a cut fastball. Doyle’s 88-92 fastball did pick up as the season progressed and he touched 93-94 mph in Arizona. Doyle confuses hitters who don’t know him, as he often pitches backward, using breaking pitches to set up his fastball. He throws four pitches for strikes, including a biting slider and a high-70s changeup.

And here are the Pitch F/X results from the 3 times he pitched in Pitch F/X equipped stadiums in the AFL: November 16, November 5, October 28. And here’s MLB.com’s scouting report.

Best of luck to Doyle. From what little I knew of him he seemed like a good, intelligent, hard-working young man (not to mention the 3.32 K/BB ratio and 1.13 WHIP in AA). He even returned to school in the winter to teach Math after the baseball season was over.

This sucks… Another White Sox failure…


http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=19991127&c_id=cws (2:09)

For all my posts on Doyle click here: soxbronzetitan.wordpress.com/tag/terry-doyle/.

December 7, 2011

Terry Doyle could be drafted in tomorrow’s Rule V draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 7, 2011 8:30 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

Several major league scouts believe that White Sox minor league pitcher Terry Doyle will be drafted in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft.

Those scouts said Doyle’s stock soared in the Arizona Fall League, where he was 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 22 strikeouts and only five walks in 27 1/3 innings for the Peoria Solar Sox. Doyle, 26, was a combined 8-10 with a 3.07 ERA with 122 strikeouts and only 33 walks in 173 innings at Class-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. …

BucsDugout.com has a nice Rule 5 draft preview. There are reports on three Sox prospects that may be selected tomorrow; Jon Bachanov, Terry Doyle, and Andre Rienzo:

If you’re looking for a strong arm with a reasonably high ceiling and a bit of projection remaining, Rienzo might be the right choice for you. Signed out of Brazil in 2006, he’s more raw than his age would suggest, given that country’s still-emerging baseball infrastructure. Still, he’s got good arm strength, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s, and his lean build suggests additional physical projection. Rienzo also throws a sharp-breaking curveball and is working on a changeup, though the latter is more promising than useful at this point. Command and control are still a work in progress as well, as he walked 66 batters in 116 innings last year. He’s got some mechanical flaws, which contributed to the command issues, but they may be correctable with work and instruction as he’s regarded as a good athlete who just needs more experience. He was named to the Carolina League’s mid-season All-Star team last year, before missing about two weeks with elbow pain, but after some rest was able to return at full strength with no ill effects.

At this point, Rienzo is not ready to hold a significant role in the major leagues. At the same time, given his age and inexperience, he’s not going to be able to afford to spend an entire season nailed to a chair in a bullpen. He has a fairly high ceiling as a starting pitcher, but getting him enough work that he can stay sharp and improve his skills without letting MLB hitters tee off on him and crush his confidence is going to be a difficult balancing act for the player development staff of any team inclined to select him.

Rienzo was also among BaseballInstinct’s Carolina League Top MLB Pitching Prospects:

Andre Rienzo RHP CWS (23) – Signed as a free agent in 2006 out of Brazil, Rienzo has almost completed his second full season of baseball in the states. Before that, he spent more of his career in the DSL, where he’s been a strikeout machine. This season in Winston-Salem Dash, he scores a 3.27 ERA, allowing 105 hits, 41 earned runs, 114 strikeouts in 113 innings. The Thrill from Brazil (someone actually hung that on him) uses a overpowering mid- to late-90s fastball to maintain an exciting 22.9 strikeout rate. Then all the excitement dies down what you see that he walked 63 batters this year, posting an ugly 12.7 walk rate from last year’s more manageable 7.4 rate. There are some whispers about an elbow injury that may have affected those numbers, so there is hope. But with his secondary pitches just coming along, he currently has bullpen written all over him. It’s also encouraging that he has a FIP of 3.42, showing that his current ERA is real with that ugly walk rate and that cutting down those walks will do wonders. We’ll keep an eye on the development of the secondary pitches too.

November 19, 2011

Terry Doyle was named to the 2011 AFL Top Prospects Team

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 19, 2011 7:20 pm
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AFL:

The Arizona Fall League announced its 2011 Top Prospects Team. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the Top Prospects Team identifies the players who distinguished themselves throughout the league’s seven-week 2011 schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball. Voters were asked to consider Fall League performance and major league projectability.

Terry Doyle, Mesa Solar Sox (Chicago White Sox)
Led the league in WHIP (0.62) and opponents average (.135), second in wins (4) sixth in ERA (1.98) … fifth among starters in walk rate (1.65 BB/9) … won four straight starts, Oct. 11-28 … week three pitcher-of-the-week after going 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA, 2 hits, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts in two starts … four perfect innings Oct. 11 … five of six runs allowed scored on four home runs … one or fewer hits and three or more innings in five of eight starts … 22:5 K:BB … scoreless fourth inning in AFL Rising Stars Game.

The other starting pitcher that made the ‘Top Prospects Team’ was Seattle’ Danny Hultzen.

November 18, 2011

The Sox left Terry Doyle unprotected in the Rule V draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2011 12:30 pm
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Jennifer Langosh:

While Heath and Leesman are no longer at risk of being taken by another club, several White Sox Minor Leaguers, including outfielder Jordan Danks and right-hander Terry Doyle, were left unprotected.

The press release says the 40-man roster is now at 36.

Another dumb move. Doyle had a very good season:

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 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ CHW 8 10 .444 3.07 26 26 0 3 1 0 173.0 162 65 59 11 33 0 122 6 0 5 703 1.127 8.4 0.6 1.7 6.3 3.70
2011 25 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 5 .167 2.84 11 11 0 1 0 0 73.0 71 27 23 3 11 0 49 2 0 2 297 1.123 8.8 0.4 1.4 6.0 4.45
2011 25 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 7 5 .583 3.24 15 15 0 2 1 0 100.0 91 38 36 8 22 0 73 4 0 3 406 1.130 8.2 0.7 2.0 6.6 3.32
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 11/18/2011.

And look at his 2011 AFL stats:

2011 Offseason Leagues
Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MSS AFL 4 0 1.98 8 8 0 0 0 27.1 12 6 6 4 5 22 1.20 .135

Damn, what more did they want?

Also, inside you can see the Pitch F/X data for his starts in AFL stadiums that were Pitch F/X equipped. Average fastball was 92 mph. The guy threw strikes and didn’t walk batters. Why not give Doyle a shot to make the bullpen?

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November 16, 2011

Terry Doyle throws 3 1-run innings; finishes AFL season with 1.98 ERA

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 16, 2011 9:00 pm
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11/16:

Mesa Solar Sox
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle 3.0 1 1 1 1 4 1 1.98
Beliveau 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40
Griffith (BS, 2)(L, 0-2) 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 9.64
Petricka 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5.51
Kloess 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.6
Pitches-strikes: Doyle 51-33, Beliveau 27-21, Griffith 25-12, Petricka 20-13, Kloess 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 1-2, Beliveau 0-4, Griffith 1-0, Petricka 1-0, Kloess 1-0.
Batters faced: Doyle 10, Beliveau 7, Griffith 7, Petricka 5, Kloess 3.

Pitch F/X says:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 92.26 94.6 -5.05 8.71 31 16 / 51.61% 1 / 3.23% 0.8224 0.406
CH (Changeup) 85.10 85.9 -7.25 5.65 2 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.1004 0.443
SL (Slider) 82.85 84.2 0.68 1.02 8 8 / 100.00% 2 / 25.00% -0.9395 0.455
CU (Curveball) 80.03 80.9 4.15 -7.34 10 9 / 90.00% 1 / 10.00% -0.5038 0.472
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 17 11 64.71 17 0.582
2 18 12 66.67 35 -0.254
3 16 10 62.50 51 -0.848

There is one more game in the AFL season. The championship is on Saturday.

Doyle finished with a 22/5 K/BB ratio in 27.1 innings. Other stats: 1.25 flyball/groundball ratio, 0.62 WHIP (1st in the AFL).

Pitch-by-pitch results inside. (more…)

November 12, 2011

Terry Doyle is on the rise (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2011 1:00 pm
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http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=19991127&c_id=cws (2:09)

November 11, 2011

MLB.com’s Terry Doyle scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2011 9:00 pm
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MLB.com’s Bernie Pleskoff:

Terry Doyle is a righty in the Chicago White Sox organization.

Doyle presents an interesting starting pitching option for the White Sox. He is a control pitcher with a quick-paced, solid delivery and an ability to manage his game very well. Doyle pitched over two classifications in 2011. He started 11 games at Class A Winston-Salem, where he compiled a 2.84 ERA. Moving to the Double-A Birmingham club in the Southern League, Doyle threw 100 innings over 15 starts. He walked only 22 and struck out 73. His command and control will advance his career. He is the type of pitcher who can be trusted to take his starts at least three times through the lineup.

Doyle throws a low-90s fastball, but his bread and butter appears to be a full repertoire including a very solid slider, a low-80s curve and an effective changeup.

Doyle projects as a back-of-the-rotation starter who can work following a higher-velocity power pitcher. He has the type of delivery and mechanics that could cause the opposition frustration working quickly and changing speeds consistently.

UPDATE: whitesox.com has a 2-minute video of Doyle.

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