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jcw218
11-20-2008, 04:36 PM
The White Sox added Brandon Allen, Jon Link, Jhonny Nunez and Clevelan Staneliz to their 40 man roster.

Link (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081120&content_id=3686373&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws)

kittle42
11-20-2008, 04:44 PM
The White Sox added Brandon Allen, Jon Link, Jhonny Nunez and Clevelan Staneliz to their 40 man roster.

I predict many here will be unable to spell any of their names correctly.

2906
11-20-2008, 04:45 PM
Clevelan Santeliz is a product of the White Sox Latin American operations. He is from Venezuela. For what it's worth, in the recent Baseball America White Sox prospect chat, Phil Rogers identified Santeliz as one of two possible emerging pitching surprises, ala Clayton Richard this past year. Lucas Harrell was the other.

Which means some of the front office types are high on both Santeliz and Harrell and whispered it to Phil.

duke of dorwood
11-20-2008, 04:47 PM
This officially makes the AL Central the Jhonny Division

oeo
11-20-2008, 04:49 PM
I predict many here will be unable to spell any of their names correctly.

Branden Alan, John Links, Johnny Nunes and Cleveland Santaleez

doublem23
11-20-2008, 04:51 PM
Where did this Brandon Allen kid come from? His last 2 seasons have been pretty solid.

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=314

2906
11-20-2008, 04:54 PM
Where did this Brandon Allen kid come from? His last 2 seasons have been pretty solid.

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=314

He was a 5th round draft pick out of high school ... 4-5 years ago I seem to recall.

Ditka v. God
11-20-2008, 05:03 PM
Where did this Brandon Allen kid come from? His last 2 seasons have been pretty solid.

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=314

Brandon was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 draft out of high school in Houston. I remember he was a two-sport athlete there and labeled as a project with a high ceiling but many were doubtful that he could reach his potential. The guy is built like a linebacker and definitely carries a lot of pop in his bat, it's a matter of strike zone judgment and consistently hitting for average with him. The dude's got some major league power though and could probably hit some monster bombs at the Cell.

2906
11-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Brandon was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 draft out of high school in Houston. I remember he was a two-sport athlete there and labeled as a project with a high ceiling but many were doubtful that he could reach his potential. The guy is built like a linebacker and definitely carries a lot of pop in his bat, it's a matter of strike zone judgment and consistently hitting for average with him. The dude's got some major league power though and could probably hit some monster bombs at the Cell.

Good post and thanks for the insight. His strike zone judgement has really improved the past two years, and that as much as anything is probably why he's being rewarded with a 40 man spot.

doublem23
11-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Brandon was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 draft out of high school in Houston. I remember he was a two-sport athlete there and labeled as a project with a high ceiling but many were doubtful that he could reach his potential. The guy is built like a linebacker and definitely carries a lot of pop in his bat, it's a matter of strike zone judgment and consistently hitting for average with him. The dude's got some major league power though and could probably hit some monster bombs at the Cell.

Good to hear. It looks like we'll be able to find a spot for a young, slugging lefty in about 11 months. :cool:

white sox bill
11-20-2008, 05:18 PM
I predict many here will be unable to spell any of their names correctly.
Jon Link I can handle

soxfan43
11-20-2008, 05:22 PM
I'm not a minor league expert or anything, but were there any surprises of guys that the Sox aren't putting on the 40man and leaving them available for the Rule 5?

Craig Grebeck
11-20-2008, 05:33 PM
I'm not a minor league expert or anything, but were there any surprises of guys that the Sox aren't putting on the 40man and leaving them available for the Rule 5?
Not exactly what you were looking for, but putting Santeliz on the 40 man was pretty surprising. He's been pretty awful.

FedEx227
11-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Jon Link I can handle

Crazy prediction:

It will be spelled John Link at least 6,000 times.

veeter
11-20-2008, 05:49 PM
When Allen was drafted, I saw some video on him. He's built like Prince Fielder, but with more muscle than fat. Left handed hitter and, I think, fielder. His numbers indicate he's really progressing the right way.

HomeFish
11-20-2008, 05:54 PM
Great, now I can't make fun of Jhonny Peralta anymore.

russ99
11-20-2008, 05:56 PM
This move has nothing to do with rewarding the players, or expecting them to make an impact on the major league roster this season.

By moving these players onto the 40-man roster, they're exempt from the Rule V draft coming up at the Winter Meetings. Kenny's just protecting them from getting stolen by other teams.

2906
11-20-2008, 06:33 PM
This move has nothing to do with rewarding the players, or expecting them to make an impact on the major league roster this season.

By moving these players onto the 40-man roster, they're exempt from the Rule V draft coming up at the Winter Meetings. Kenny's just protecting them from getting stolen by other teams.

True, it means the White Sox want to keep them ... at least thru the Rule 5. There's also a sense of reward though. Being put on the 40 man is a big deal for these young players, and believe me there's reinforcement to the player when they gain a spot.

cws05champ
11-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Not sure if this was on here before:

The Sox added 1B Brandon Allen and RHPs Jon Link, Jhonny Nunez and Clevelan Santeliz to the 40 man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

btrain929
11-21-2008, 02:38 PM
Yep.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=107754

cws05champ
11-21-2008, 02:42 PM
sorry mods...please merge.