View Full Version : White Sox claim Leyson Septimo (OF converted Pitcher) from D-Backs
06-13-2011, 05:40 PM
Heres the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/whitesox/statuses/80375291427557376
Apparently the lefty could throw in triple digits. His walks are very high(expected) But we do have success stories with converted position players...Not a bad claim as we only have 36 players on the 40 man.
Aaron Poreda next!?
06-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Very interesting. Hopefully we can grrom him. Is he prjected as a reliever or a starter? Does anyone have any additionial info?
06-13-2011, 06:12 PM
I like it. Sox love hard throwers. Low risk.
06-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Kevin_Goldstein Kevin Goldstein
Leyson Septimo throws really hard. I'm done saying positive things about him.
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06-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Guys that throw in the triple digits don't grow on trees. Even if there is a remote chance the Sox can correct a flaw in his delivery, it is worth taking it. It's not like we have a ton of bullpen depth in the minors.
06-14-2011, 02:20 AM
07-01-2011, 02:46 AM
If these (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=septim001ley) Minor League stats are accurate, Leyson had some really interesting seasons playing RF in A ball.
In '06, he played 129 games in RF for South Bend of the Midwest League. He made 9 errors, but he had 21 outfield assists and turned 5 double plays!
In '07 he played 92 games in RF for Visalia of the Cal league. He made 8 errors, but had 11 outfield assists and turned 5 more double plays!
It seems they converted him to a pitcher after the '07 season in hopes to tame that cannon.
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