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  1. QUOTE(Chisoxfn @ Aug 8, 2006 -> 04:21 PM) He has to prove he can hit to once again be considered a prospect, imo. Right now I would not rank him in the top 15. And still no posts here detailing that he's been hurt for 2 months...
  2. I think most long-timers know I've always liked his arm. It's what's between his ears that's always been the problem (as often is when taking an inexperienced or 2-way player and making them a pitcher). He has good sink and a good slider that runs down and in to righties. We'll see if he can limit the walks and take the next step in his development. Needs to let the opposing teams players hit the ball at times, and nit-picking has always been a problem for him, and gets him behind a lot of hitters. If he learns how to "let" opposing hitters hit HIS pitches, he's going to be pretty successful, IMO.
  3. QUOTE(maggsmaggs @ Jul 13, 2006 -> 04:01 PM) Yeah, I agree. Harrell is only 21 years old. At this rate, he will be in AAA by 23 and be in perfect sequence. Russell, on the other hand, is 23 and needs to be pushed to see how good of a prospect he is. Right now, Russell probably doesn't have much trade value, but if he succeeds at AA, his value will shoot up. 6-8 pitchers who do well have good value because of the angles they provide and the potential to add velocity as they fill out. LOL... well... Russell is already "filled-out", as they would say.
  4. QUOTE(SoxFan101 @ Jul 9, 2006 -> 09:32 PM) no doubt but the point is that LF is an easy position to learn and Fields is athletic enough to play in the OF and play it well. The best point I've yet to see made is that moving him to LF decreases his value, even if it's just because you're set for the next couple years with Crede at 3B, moving him now sends a message to other organizations that you don't think he can stay there, while even if not true, it's all about perception.
  5. Nanita is a mediocre OF'er defensively. He was VERY raw coming out of college, where he was a DH/corner OF'er. He has been a good/patient hitter, but we shall see... defense is not his forte.
  6. QUOTE(JimH @ Jun 2, 2006 -> 07:17 AM) The White Sox were definitely negotiating with Brian Flores but I've seen no confirmation one way or the other. Just noticed this from Baseball America's regional scouting report for the 2006 draft where they list Flores the #1 prospect in New Mexico: New Mexico Junior College, ranked No. 1 for five national juco polls in a row, offered the state's two best arms in Brian Flores, a quick-armed lefthander under control to the White Sox, and righthander Matt Speake. Scouts were reticent to talk about Flores, who was engaged in negotiations with the World Series champions and expecting a six-figure signing bonus. All three of his pitches grade out as average, with a fastball that hits 90 mph regularly, a good curveball and solid changeup. He threw one five-inning perfect game this season, needing just 48 pitches as NMJC won 11-0 for his school-record sixth shutout. As an update on Christian Marrero, he has signed with Clemson and the Sox will not sign him. Might be converted to pitcher at Clemson.
  7. QUOTE(danman31 @ May 30, 2006 -> 06:00 PM) Ahh, the seemingly endless searching for info on obscure draftees. Good times, lol. I'm looking forward to this draft as I've followed college baseball for the first time and know some of the guys going into the draft more so than reading draft previews. It should be interesting to see how this draft unfolds, most people don't think there will even be 10 position players taken in the first round. Something to ponder: Has Wes Hodges fallen enough in this draft to be there when the Sox pick? Might be... Can the Sox afford to take another 3B?
  8. The Knights won 3-2 on a walk-off single by Josh Fields in the 11th inning. Stewart picked a guy off of 2nd and caught the only other attempted base stealer in helping to hold down the other team... Sweeney still out of the line-up. Local product Tommy Gorzelanny (from Evergreen Park, went to Triton College after prepping at Marist HS, selected by Sox in 38th round of 2000 draft but not signed) pitched 1-hit ball with 9 K's for Indianapolis. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/mil...daaa_chraaa_1&d id=t494&sid=t494 Lance Broadway was masterful in a CG 4H shutout in a 2-0 win over Tennessee. 9IP, 4H, 0BB, 7 K, and finished strong retiring the final 12 batters in order. Valido had a great game, going 2-3 with a 2B, 3B, S, RBI, and a BB. Getz and Nanita each went 2-4 with Getz scoring the only Barons runs. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/mil..._05_08_biraax_t enaax_1 Winston-Salem lost 3-1 despite a decent outing from Russell (6 IP, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). Lucy went 2-3 with a BB and SB and had the only multi-hit game. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/mil..._05_08_wswafa_s alafa_1 Kanny lost 10-1 despite a decent outing from young Daniel Cortes (5 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), but left with 3 runners on and a 1-0 lead only to have Moviel give up all 3 runs and then some. More piss-poor defense with 3 more errors (Whealy with his 8th, Ricks his 7th) Cunningham 1-3 with a BB, Hernandez 2-3, and Sanchez 2-4 had all 5 hits for Kanny... http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/mil..._05_08_clmafx_k anafx_1
  9. Ok, following Lance's domination last night, I thought it would be an interesting topic on a slow day: Broadway (AA Birmingham Barons of the SL): 7 starts (1 CGSO), 44.2 IP, 1.61 ERA, 35 H, 8 ER, 1 HR, 7 BB, 37 K, 0.94 WHIP Carillo (AA Mobile Bay Bears of the SL): 7 starts, 39.2 IP, 2.95 ERA, 34 H, 13 ER, 4 HR, 10 BB, 32 K, 1.11 WHIP Bogusevic (low-A Lexington Legends of the SAL): 5 starts, 12.2 IP. 10.66 ERA, 25 H, 15 ER, 3 HR, 5 BB, 13 K, 2.37 WHIP Discuss (I know it's early in their careers at this point, but some interesting fodder considering a few very outspoken critics of the pick)
  10. QUOTE(Flash Tizzle @ May 5, 2006 -> 11:58 AM) Perhaps in the future we'll be in a position where trading Vasquez or Garland is possible because Lumsden and/or Haegar are ready. Imagine a 100 million dollar payroll, of which two starters are earning the minimum and another (McCarthy) around one million. Now, I realize it's unrealistic to expect both Lumsden and Haeger to be future rotation studs, but just the possibility of their inclusion in our rotation is appealing. Please name the last knuckleballer that was anything more than a 4th or 5th starter on any team that could possibly contend... How many have there been in the past 50 years? NONE have been aces or studs... let's keep that in mind here.
  11. QUOTE(SoxFan101 @ Apr 26, 2006 -> 09:41 PM) I guess whats really important is Liotta pitched well and Valido got a couple of hits. And Cunningham hit the ball hard a couple of times and got robbed once and another right at a guy... On the radio broadcast they said he is 4th in the SAL in extra base hits, despite his real slow first week or 2...
  12. QUOTE(Chisoxfn @ Apr 19, 2006 -> 11:30 PM) Right now i'd be very scared at Fields at 3rd. He just can't field. I wouldn't be shocked if he eventually went the route of Carlos Lee and moved to LF (or RF for that matter). However I am sure the Sox will give him plenty more time to see if he can get things settled at first. He's a good athlete, but he has a lot of trouble getting himself in an improper fielding position. I'd only move him if the following happens: 1) Sox sign Crede to a 3-year deal or longer 2) The Sox draft Wes Hodges this year. Otherwise, I'd keep him at 3rd.
  13. QUOTE(maggsmaggs @ Apr 20, 2006 -> 05:00 PM) Didn't the Sox draft Wes Hodges out a high school a couple of years ago? They have a histoy of redrafting players like they did with Chris Getz and Ricky Brooks. Yes, they did. And coming out of the draft I said he was the highest ceiling guy they left un-signed, which included Donald Veal, Greg Moviel, and a few other very talented guys... I'll see if I can find my post-draft report on him, because basically, 3 years ago, I called him a future first round pick.
  14. QUOTE(WhiteSoxfan1986 @ Apr 20, 2006 -> 01:42 PM) My Webpage Sox pick 29th (no supplemental picks), I was thinking the world series winner automatically picked 30th like the NFL but it just goes by regular season record. I don't know exactly who would be available at #29, but one guy that could be is Luke Hochevar. He was a supplemental pick by the Dodgers last year and has yet to sign a contract (he is represented by Boras). His negotions got screwed up when he switched agents and then went back to Boras, and the talks had to start over. He would have been a top 15 pick had Boras not represented him, but ended up falling. Boras client = Sox not interested. I still hope the Sox can somehow find a way to land Wes Hodges (although my guess is he goes in the teens) STUD!
  15. QUOTE(Chisoxfn @ Apr 18, 2006 -> 11:18 PM) Whisler had another mediocre to poor start for Winston Salem, who has now lost 4 in a row. Whisler gave up 4 runs in 4 innings (5 hits, 3 walks). Lucy picked up another 2 hits (.323 AVG) Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad. Most here know I've always been a fan of Lucy and Whisler's, but Wes just seems like he still hasn't figured anything out. I'll get to see W-S play a few next weekend in Delaware and Frederick, so I'll have reports on Gomes, Lucy and a few of the pitchers...
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