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KRS1
03-03-2006, 09:28 PM
It's basically a list of guys who didn't make it in their Handbook but were borderline cut. Here's the link and quote.

"Jack Egbert, rhp, White Sox
Born: May 12, 1983. B-T: L-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 205. Drafted: Rutgers, 2004 (13th round). Signed by: John Tumminia/Chuck Fox.

For a 13th-round pick, Egbert made a quite an impression in his first full season in 2005. He led all minor league pitchers with three shutouts and helped low Class A Kannapolis win the South Atlantic League championship. Egbert allowed one run in two playoff starts, including a combined shutout in the clincher against Hagerstown. From a tools standpoint, he established himself as the owner of the best changeup in the White Sox system. His fastball is a pedestrian 86-91 mph, but it works because he's willing to challenge hitters inside and can keep them off balance with his changeup. He has improved his two-seamer since signing and gets a lot of groundballs when he's on. At higher levels, Egbert will need a better breaking ball. His slider is fringy at this point. The White Sox also would like to see him approach conditioning more seriously than he did during his first offseason. He's destined for high Class A Winston-Salem this season."

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/features/06030331stteam.html

maurice
03-06-2006, 04:56 PM
They probably should have mentioned his pickoff move. It seems like he picked off 1 or 2 runners every start in 2005.

FarSouthSoxFan
03-11-2006, 04:45 PM
His fastball is a pedestrian 86-91 mph, but it works because he's willing to challenge hitters inside and can keep them off balance with his changeup.
If you "challenge" a big league hitter with a batting practice fastball...



The White Sox also would like to see him approach conditioning more seriously than he did during his first offseason.

Yes! More muscle = more oomph on that fastball!

Daver
03-11-2006, 04:50 PM
Yes! More muscle = more oomph on that fastball!

This is a false statement.

FarSouthSoxFan
03-11-2006, 05:52 PM
This is a false statement.

Sometimes. Yes, the "=" with no qualifier was a poor choice.

Ok, here we go...Yes! More muscle = a good chance of more oomph on that fastball!