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Daver
09-30-2002, 09:19 PM
Keep An Eye On: Talk about a good break. The White Sox appeared to have lost Joe Valentine when they left him unprotected after he had 22 saves between two Class A teams in 2001, but got him back when Detroit decided it couldn’t carry two Rule 5 pitchers on its big league staff.

Valentine, 23, responded by tying Edwin Almonte’s Southern League record with 36 saves, helping Double-A Birmingham go 72-0 in games it led after seven innings. Unlike Almonte, he’s a power pitcher who throws in the mid-90s. He held hitters to a .173 average and allowed only one homer in 59 innings.

DrCrawdad
09-30-2002, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the information.

I understand that Almonte's put up good numbers but is he considered a prospect to pitch with the Sox?

doublem23
09-30-2002, 10:03 PM
:KW
Sometimes its better to be lucky instead of good, baby!

RichH55
10-03-2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by doublem23
:KW
Sometimes its better to be lucky instead of good, baby!


When talking pitching "prospects"...its almost always better to be lucky than good