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White Sox Trade for Jose Rondon from SD

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QUOTE (wrathofhahn @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 01:47 PM)
Padres DFA'ed him but he does have an option left.

 

Where do you find info on how many options a player has?

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The Sox waited until June last year to claim Alen Hanson, but they seemingly always end up with a skinny utility player who has no real discernable skills other then the ability to (likely) play multiple positions. This year, they got him in January.

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QUOTE (ChiSox59 @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 02:49 PM)
Where do you find info on how many options a player has?

 

Well he was reported as having options available not sure it's tracked anywhere

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Info from Fangraphs via the 2016 Padres prospect report:

 

Relevant/Interesting Metrics

Produced average exit velocity of just 83.6 mph in small major-league sample. League average was 89.

 

Scouting Report

Rondon plays a dynamite shortstop with above-average range, arm and athleticism that lead to some acrobatic plays. He also has plus bat speed. But Rondon’s load is both excessively high and excessively deep (which should have been the tagline for Deep Blue Sea for several reasons you can infer for yourself), which leads to weak contact and tardy swings. He projects as a below-average regular for me by virtue of the fact that he can play an above-average shortstop, but some don’t think the defense is good enough to balance out Rondon’s punchless offensive projection and consider him more of a utility man. That’s still a solid return for the relief combo plate San Diego traded to acquire Rondon from Anaheim.

 

KATOH+ Projection for first six years: 2.6 WAR

 

There's a bit more on him at he link, scroll all the way down he's #20.

 

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/prospect-re...n-diego-padres/

 

Seems like a slap hitting utility guy. Meh. I'd probably rather have just kept the spot open.

 

 

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QUOTE (Scoots @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 02:11 PM)
Basically just replaced Jake Peter lol

 

By the above accounts Rondon plays a good SS, which the Sox really lack in their system other than C Rondon. He gives you a glove first alternative if Anderson is out for any duration of time.

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QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 02:10 PM)
Info from Fangraphs via the 2016 Padres prospect report:

 

Relevant/Interesting Metrics

Produced average exit velocity of just 83.6 mph in small major-league sample. League average was 89.

 

Scouting Report

Rondon plays a dynamite shortstop with above-average range, arm and athleticism that lead to some acrobatic plays. He also has plus bat speed. But Rondon's load is both excessively high and excessively deep (which should have been the tagline for Deep Blue Sea for several reasons you can infer for yourself), which leads to weak contact and tardy swings. He projects as a below-average regular for me by virtue of the fact that he can play an above-average shortstop, but some don't think the defense is good enough to balance out Rondon's punchless offensive projection and consider him more of a utility man. That's still a solid return for the relief combo plate San Diego traded to acquire Rondon from Anaheim.

 

KATOH+ Projection for first six years: 2.6 WAR

 

There's a bit more on him at he link, scroll all the way down he's #20.

 

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/prospect-re...n-diego-padres/

 

Seems like a slap hitting utility guy. Meh. I'd probably rather have just kept the spot open.

 

If something pops up, they will just dfa someone else. It isn't that big of a deal.

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QUOTE (IowaSoxFan @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 02:37 PM)
By the above accounts Rondon plays a good SS, which the Sox really lack in their system other than C Rondon. He gives you a glove first alternative if Anderson is out for any duration of time.

 

The other Rondon was cut midseason in 17.

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QUOTE (bmags @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 09:54 AM)
If it means getting Everth Cabrera out of organization it's a great move.

 

He hasn't been in our organization since July.

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Wonder if this means Saladino's back is still an issue. If Yolmer at third and Leury in CF, no back up SS. If everyone healthy, get AAA at bats.

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QUOTE (BamaDoc @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 10:19 AM)
Wonder if this means Saladino's back is still an issue. If Yolmer at third and Leury in CF, no back up SS. If everyone healthy, get AAA at bats.

 

Although those guys would be starting, they would still be backup options at SS. Yolmer would just slide over to short with Davidson at 3B or Engel (or other 4th OF) plays CF with Garcia at SS.

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QUOTE (Jake @ Jan 10, 2018 -> 03:59 PM)
As far as slick-fielding SS, we also acquired Yeyson Yrizarri.

Might as well grab as many of these guys as you can if they don't cost anything. There have been several slick fielding SS that couldn't hit initially, who became really good players.

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 10:47 AM)
Might as well grab as many of these guys as you can if they don't cost anything. There have been several slick fielding SS that couldn't hit initially, who became really good players.

 

Yeah, I'm of the train of thought that you send him to AAA and let him work on his hitting for a year to see if he can become something more than a glove first utility guy.

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QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 09:55 AM)
He hasn't been in our organization since July.

 

You can never be too careful.

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