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knocko94
09-02-2005, 06:58 PM
Saw this scouting report on Gio, sounds like he's really dominating.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/050902dish.html

maurice
09-02-2005, 07:19 PM
Very similar to my assessment.
93 MPH FB sounds about right.
That's great for a slightly-built 19 YO.

jabrch
09-05-2005, 05:19 PM
Is he targeted for 2007? (Sept. 2006 callup) or 2008 to be in the rotation?

I know - that's getting a bit ahead of ourselves...

Daver
09-05-2005, 05:22 PM
Very similar to my assessment.
93 MPH FB sounds about right.
That's great for a slightly-built 19 YO.


Throw your radar gun away.

Don't tell me how hard he throws, show me his ERA and W/L record.

Mr. White Sox
09-05-2005, 05:32 PM
Throw your radar gun away.

Don't tell me how hard he throws, show me his ERA and W/L record.


OK! (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Giovany%20Gonzalez&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&did=milb&pid=461829) :smile:

krohnjw
09-05-2005, 05:41 PM
Too bad I NEVER got to see these guys pitch :-/ I made several trips to Charlotte and W-S and never saw any of our top prospects pitch (I topped out watching Felix Diaz). Although I will certainly be back next year for a few more games if Broadway/Gonzalez/Liotta are back again (I like my chances there of seeing a winner :cool: ) and it's only $8 for the best seats in the house.

sthbndsox
09-05-2005, 06:01 PM
It sure sounds like we have a hell of a lot of young minor league pitching talent. I really hope they all work out in the big leagues.

FloridaSox
09-05-2005, 06:32 PM
Also, take a look at the Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet. 3 Sox pitchers ranked in the top 20:

12. Daniel Haigwood, lhp, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham)In 10 Southern League starts, Haigwood has allowed less than two earned runs in all but one outing, limiting Southern League batters to a miniscule .159 average (35 hits in 65 innings) in the process.

15. Ray Liotta, lhp, White Sox (High Class A Winston-Salem)You think he's funny? You think he's a clown? Carolina League hitters certainly don't, as the 2004 second-round pick has gone 6-1, 1.05 in seven starts since a promotion from the Sally League.


18. Gio Gonzalez, lhp, White Sox (High Class A Winston-Salem)The third White Sox lefty on this week's edition, Gonzalez has found his groove again in the Carolina League, with a 1.44 ERA in his last four starts while allowing just 14 hits in 26 innings.

jabrch
09-05-2005, 11:34 PM
Also, take a look at the Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet. 3 Sox pitchers ranked in the top 20:

12. Daniel Haigwood, lhp, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham)In 10 Southern League starts, Haigwood has allowed less than two earned runs in all but one outing, limiting Southern League batters to a miniscule .159 average (35 hits in 65 innings) in the process.

15. Ray Liotta, lhp, White Sox (High Class A Winston-Salem)You think he's funny? You think he's a clown? Carolina League hitters certainly don't, as the 2004 second-round pick has gone 6-1, 1.05 in seven starts since a promotion from the Sally League.


18. Gio Gonzalez, lhp, White Sox (High Class A Winston-Salem)The third White Sox lefty on this week's edition, Gonzalez has found his groove again in the Carolina League, with a 1.44 ERA in his last four starts while allowing just 14 hits in 26 innings.

I think it was Randar or Daver who kept responding to the "Fire KW cuz he destroyed a top ranked farm system" by saying to give KW 5 years to rebuild a farm system that was devastated by injuries when he got here.

Well lookie here gang...we have some pretty damn good arms in this system.

chaerulez
09-05-2005, 11:43 PM
Lets not forget Broadway, Fields, Young, Owens, Sweeney and Anderson are also a part of this very good farm system along with those 3... and people thought after Reed, Webster and Ring were traded KW had ruined the Sox's future.

Daver
09-05-2005, 11:57 PM
I think it was Randar or Daver who kept responding to the "Fire KW cuz he destroyed a top ranked farm system" by saying to give KW 5 years to rebuild a farm system that was devastated by injuries when he got here.

Well lookie here gang...we have some pretty damn good arms in this system.

It was a combination actually.

D. TODD
09-06-2005, 12:23 AM
I was at the Tigers/Sox game Friday and they gave the minor league report on the scoreboard. Gio took the loss dropping his record to 3-16 with a 2.82 e.r.a.. If that info was correct it's incredible. How in the world can you lose that often with that e.r.a.. I'm guessing an anemic offense, or horrid defense. Anyway, hopefully he continues to develop.

Mr. White Sox
09-06-2005, 12:31 AM
I was at the Tigers/Sox game Friday and they gave the minor league report on the scoreboard. Gio took the loss dropping his record to 3-16 with a 2.82 e.r.a.. If that info was correct it's incredible. How in the world can you lose that often with that e.r.a.. I'm guessing an anemic offense, or horrid defense. Anyway, hopefully he continues to develop.

The scoreboard is horribly wrong; read my post #5

D. TODD
09-06-2005, 10:47 AM
The scoreboard is horribly wrong; read my post #5 Thanks for the info, it seemed almost impossible for those numbers to be correct. It defiantly caught my attention immediately. 13-6 instead of 3-16 makes sense.

Frater Perdurabo
09-06-2005, 11:01 AM
Lets not forget Broadway, Fields, Young, Owens, Sweeney and Anderson are also a part of this very good farm system along with those 3... and people thought after Reed, Webster and Ring were traded KW had ruined the Sox's future.

And Valido and Getz for the middle infield, as well.

MisterB
09-06-2005, 11:40 AM
And Valido and Getz for the middle infield, as well.

It would be nice if the Sox could get a middle infield prospect to pan out. I mean, outside of Ray Durham the Sox haven't produced a servicable ML starter at 2B or SS since what, Bucky Dent & Jorge Orta? (and no, Ozzie Guillen never played in the Sox minors, he was a Padres product)

Frater Perdurabo
09-06-2005, 11:50 AM
It would be nice if the Sox could get a middle infield prospect to pan out. I mean, outside of Ray Durham the Sox haven't produced a servicable ML starter at 2B or SS since what, Bucky Dent & Jorge Orta? (and no, Ozzie Guillen never played in the Sox minors, he was a Padres product)

If Owens (OF) and Valido (IF) pan out, the Sox could have some serious speed in the lineup after 2007.

Tekijawa
09-06-2005, 12:41 PM
KW should be fired... We only have a handfull of Righty pitching prospects!!!

maurice
09-06-2005, 01:18 PM
Gun readings are overemphasized, but not remotely irrelevant. There's a big difference between a minor-leaguer who regularly throws 93 and one who tops out at 83, though they might both have a good ERA, etc. It's a huge part of the reason that Jenks is pitching in the majors right now while guys like Wasserman (2.14 ERA at B'ham) and Lubisich (3.00 ERA at B'ham) would be extremely fortunate to get a cup of coffee in the bigs.