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rowand33
01-24-2008, 11:57 PM
Which of our minor leaguers do you think is the future despite the fact that scouts don't agree?

For me:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/2006/05/11/Z9LSeEa8.jpg

Charlie Haeger. Every year I hope he'll be our 5th starter and think he's the next Wakefield.

A. Cavatica
01-25-2008, 12:12 AM
Anderson.

No quibbling with his glove, at least.

kittle42
01-25-2008, 12:12 AM
He's Wakefield if Wakefield was, um, bad.

rowand33
01-25-2008, 12:14 AM
He's Wakefield if Wakefield was, um, bad.

the word "irrational" was used

rdivaldi
01-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Adam Russell. When he came out of Miami of Ohio, I just thought he was going to be a beast on the mound. Unfortunately it just hasn't come together for him as of yet, I'm very curious to see him in ST.

RowanDye
01-25-2008, 12:48 AM
Anderson.

No quibbling with his glove, at least.

Ditto. I think Anderson is going to be an above average player somewhere, just probably not with the Sox.

JB98
01-25-2008, 12:49 AM
Lance Broadway.

Please let him be the next Garland.

FedEx227
01-25-2008, 01:08 AM
Does it have to be the Sox organization?

I was on the Dallas McPherson bandwagon for SO long, I think I've finally let go. I have a ton of these types of guys.

If we're talking Sox, it's Brian Anderson.

California Sox
01-25-2008, 01:56 AM
Gomes. Baseball America/Phil Rogers gave up on him awfully fast. He's a guy from a non-baseball country making the transition from pitcher to hitter and they expected him to start fast? For his experience level he did fine in Low A and he has some upside.

KyWhiSoxFan
01-25-2008, 07:59 AM
Poreda (for 2009).

Bucky F. Dent
01-25-2008, 08:02 AM
Lance Broadway :praying:

soxinem1
01-25-2008, 08:10 AM
Lance Broadway.

Please let him be the next Garland.

My hunch is that he's the next Rodney Bolton.

But being ever the optimist, I don't care who it is (or they are, for that matter), just as long as its someone we drafted and they go on to be a great player.

sullythered
01-25-2008, 09:31 AM
Lance Broadway. I'm irrationally putting way too much stock in his one start at the end of the year. It was only one start, and it was when the season was well over.

He did look awesome, though.

Madscout
01-25-2008, 09:49 AM
Anderson. I think if he gets more at bats, and if he is given a chance for the year, he does very well as a 9 hitter and makes great strides. I know exactly what he is going through, and you are gonna see this kid start improving. As far as Owens, make him a #4 outfielder, get him some AB's that way, and have him take JD's spot, JD moves to DH and Thome is gone next year.

balke
01-25-2008, 09:56 AM
Kris Honel, but he retired. I still sometimes just expect him to get called up midseason.

I guess it would still be Anderson, but he's really blown a huge opportunity to be a star.

KenBerryGrab
01-25-2008, 10:01 AM
Used to be Casey Rogowski, because he played on the Northwoods League team in my town and was a power-exuding beast and good guy.

Now, probably Haeger.

doublem23
01-25-2008, 10:11 AM
Rogowski... I think he was a cousin (or somehow related) to a guy a played baseball with in high school.

I also had high hopes for DLS... He's totally going to be in Cooperstown in 25 years.

rdwj
01-25-2008, 10:34 AM
Ditto. I think Anderson is going to be an above average player somewhere, just probably not with the Sox.

I agree, but I don't think it's irrational hope - he's got skills.

kittle42
01-25-2008, 12:05 PM
I agree, but I don't think it's irrational hope - he's got skills.

And so the debate begins again. [Please, nooooooooooooooo].

chisoxmike
01-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Any of their pitchers.

CWSpalehoseCWS
01-25-2008, 02:37 PM
I'll go with Broadway. He looked good during his few games he appeared in last year.

whitesoxfan1986
01-25-2008, 03:22 PM
Poreda. I have heard that his mechanics and secondary pitches suck horribly. I have hope that he'll develop a good slider and won't get hurt, but he probably will never pitch above AA in his career, most likely getting killed there and flame out by 2011.

sox1970
01-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Jack Egbert. I don't think he'll ever be a top of the rotation starter, but I think he has the potential to be a solid 5th starter (which every team needs), or a long reliever that can be counted on.

LITTLE NELL
01-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Im going with Broadway.

roylestillman
01-25-2008, 03:41 PM
Adam Russell. When he came out of Miami of Ohio, I just thought he was going to be a beast on the mound. Unfortunately it just hasn't come together for him as of yet, I'm very curious to see him in ST.

I saw Russell pitch a couple of innings in spring training in 2006 and I thought he was the Second Coming. I'd keep my eyes on him this spring. He didn't have a bad stint in the Arizona Fall league

Daver
01-25-2008, 05:17 PM
Micah Schnurstein. Not the best talent in the world, will never hit for power, and average speed, but his motor never quits, can hit to all fields, can advance a runner, and has learned the art of the HBP. He's what a utility infielder is supposed to be.

SoxSpeed22
01-25-2008, 05:34 PM
Andy Sisco.
I'm not really sure how irrational that is. Randy Johnson had the same problem with an inconsistent release point when he was young and he turned out ok. Sisco could be a starter or reliever, we don't know yet.

KyWhiSoxFan
01-25-2008, 07:06 PM
[QUOTE=SoxSpeed22;1779864]

Why do you think Andre Woodson's stock is shrinking?

JB98
01-25-2008, 07:40 PM
My hunch is that he's the next Rodney Bolton.

But being ever the optimist, I don't care who it is (or they are, for that matter), just as long as its someone we drafted and they go on to be a great player.

I'm not prepared to argue that Broadway isn't the next Bolton.

After all, this is a WTS thread about irrational hope.

rdivaldi
01-25-2008, 07:56 PM
Andy Sisco.
I'm not really sure how irrational that is. Randy Johnson had the same problem with an inconsistent release point when he was young and he turned out ok. Sisco could be a starter or reliever, we don't know yet.

I was going to put Sisco in, but he no longer qualifies as a prospect in terms of major league experience...

SoxSpeed22
01-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Why do you think Andre Woodson's stock is shrinking?I've heard nothing but bad things from the senior bowl. At first, my sig was for the Bears to draft him, even though he is boom or bust.
Back to WTS, Egbert is another one.

SoxSpeed22
01-25-2008, 07:59 PM
I was going to put Sisco in, but he no longer qualifies as a prospect in terms of major league experience...The thread said minor leaguer, so that's why I said Sisco.

kaufsox
01-26-2008, 12:54 AM
to be completely irrational, I'd have to go with Broadway. I just love his name, sounds like a 70s action star, or porn star, either way I'm rooting for the name. A close second is Haegar. I love watching knuckleballers pitch. They have the ability to make the mighty appear low.

BadBobbyJenks
01-26-2008, 04:39 AM
He's Wakefield if Wakefield was, um, bad.

I disagree.

cws05champ
01-26-2008, 07:32 AM
Now it's Alexi Rameriz for me...having not seen him play I hope he turns into a nice OBP/speed guy with some pop.

KyWhiSoxFan
01-26-2008, 09:38 AM
I've heard nothing but bad things from the senior bowl. At first, my sig was for the Bears to draft him, even though he is boom or bust.
Back to WTS, Egbert is another one.

Woodson is not familiar with the offense that Martz is trying to use. It's hard to learn a new offense in 4 days. Woodson has all tools you need to be successful in the NFL: He has good arm strength, great touch, avoids mistakes, and is a student of the game. He's great at watching film. No matter what round he goes, I would love to see the Bears take him.

rdivaldi
01-26-2008, 11:27 AM
The thread said minor leaguer, so that's why I said Sisco.

I see your point, I guess I just don't view Sisco as a minor leaguer anymore. Journeyman comes to mind unless of course he can get some control...

SoxxoS
01-26-2008, 12:11 PM
Woodson is not familiar with the offense that Martz is trying to use. It's hard to learn a new offense in 4 days. Woodson has all tools you need to be successful in the NFL: He has good arm strength, great touch, avoids mistakes, and is a student of the game. He's great at watching film. No matter what round he goes, I would love to see the Bears take him.

First off, every player on that team is learning basically the same system - You cant think that Mike Martz is throwing out stuff nobody has seen before.

I am high on him (im really high on Erik Ainge) in the second round - And Ainge in the late second/early third.

FarWestChicago
01-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Ba

rowand33
01-26-2008, 12:34 PM
As the starter of the thread, I think that Sisco would count.

Floyd or Danks would not count.

I guess the qualification is anybody on the Sox organization that isn't almost certain to be on the 25 man roster.

Frater Perdurabo
01-26-2008, 02:56 PM
As the starter of the thread, I think that Sisco would count.

Floyd or Danks would not count.

I guess the qualification is anybody on the Sox organization that isn't almost certain to be on the 25 man roster.

I hope all the Sox current prospects turn into quality MLB players (except for those who KW trade away!).

And although it violates the spirit of the thread, I'd really be pleased if KW turns out to be right about Floyd.

russ99
01-26-2008, 03:12 PM
My guy for the last couple of years was Robert Valido. But now we could sign Cabrera to a multi-year deal and if not Ramirez can take over SS.

So now I have to go with namesake Adam Russell. :D:

chisox77
01-26-2008, 04:26 PM
For me, it's a tie:

Lance Broadway and Alexie Ramirez


:cool:

turners56
01-26-2008, 06:52 PM
Andy Sisco.

I'm not really sure how irrational that is. Randy Johnson had the same problem with an inconsistent release point when he was young and he turned out ok. Sisco could be a starter or reliever, we don't know yet.

How did he go from rookie sensation to a piece of steaming crap?

turners56
01-26-2008, 06:53 PM
For me, it's a tie:

Lance Broadway and Alexie Ramirez


:cool:

Ramirez floated to Mexico on a raft, I think he can turn into the next Yuniesky Betancourt :D. I kid, but the floating to Mexico thing is true, he was smuggled.

Lip Man 1
01-26-2008, 08:57 PM
John Shelby. Saw him play at Great Falls with Roland and he has the tools. He could be a good player for the Sox in 2 or 3 years.

Lip

UMSox
01-27-2008, 06:23 AM
Haegar, most definitely. The Sox knuckleball tradition must continue! Kunckleballers always reminded me of scrappiness like the Tribe in Major League I, while your "hard slider with a live fastball" power pitchers that everyone develops crushes on these days remind me of the White Sox as portrayed at the end of that movie.


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PalehosePlanet
01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
Poreda. I have heard that his mechanics and secondary pitches suck horribly. I have hope that he'll develop a good slider and won't get hurt, but he probably will never pitch above AA in his career, most likely getting killed there and flame out by 2011.

WOW!!!.....This has to be the most negative thing ever written about a 20 year old lefty who throws 100 mph.

If he develops any secondary pitch in the next 3 years or so he'll be at the very least an excellent closer candidate, or top a notch set-up man.

eastchicagosoxfan
01-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Michael Dubee, the guy the Sox got for Gooch from Philly.

SoxxoS
01-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Michael Dubee, the guy the Sox got for Gooch from Philly.

Dubee...Danks...:o::D: