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Old 06-19-2008, 09:01 AM
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http://chicagosports.chicagotribune....,4910552.story

I like our chances of getting Danks signed.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:34 AM
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http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=cws

Interesting that the 43rd pick signs and gets sent to A-ball. Any info on this guy?
http://mutigers.cstv.com/sports/m-ba...her_lee00.html

I'm guessing you meant our 46th round pick, Lee Fischer. He's a shortstop out of the University of Missouri... played in JUCO two years ago, was an All-American and defensive player of the year. And from all I read, that defensive prowess is the only skill he was known for at Mizzou.

It doesn't make sense that he's being placed so high, especially considering he's the seventh SS we've drafted. I'd expect Fischer to end up being a backup in rookie ball... and a guy like Tyler Kuhn to end up playing at A.

If anyone has more info on the situation, I'd be interested.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:40 AM
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I'm guessing you meant our 46th round pick, Lee Fischer. He's a shortstop out of the University of Missouri... played in JUCO two years ago, was an All-American and defensive player of the year. And from all I read, that defensive prowess is the only skill he was known for at Mizzou.

It doesn't make sense that he's being placed so high, especially considering he's the seventh SS we've drafted. I'd expect Fischer to end up being a backup in rookie ball... and a guy like Tyler Kuhn to end up playing at A.


A) Kannapolis the Low-A ball affiliate of the Sox, so it's not like he's making a huge leap.

B) The Intimidators probably already have a regular shortstop so the Sox are sending Fischer there to back him up, but are planning on giving more promising prospects regular playing time in Rookie ball.

C) The last time the Sox had a late-round draft pick zoom through the minors, he turned out to be this guy:



That seemed to work out pretty well.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:22 AM
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http://mutigers.cstv.com/sports/m-ba...her_lee00.html

I'm guessing you meant our 46th round pick, Lee Fischer. He's a shortstop out of the University of Missouri... played in JUCO two years ago, was an All-American and defensive player of the year. And from all I read, that defensive prowess is the only skill he was known for at Mizzou.

It doesn't make sense that he's being placed so high, especially considering he's the seventh SS we've drafted. I'd expect Fischer to end up being a backup in rookie ball... and a guy like Tyler Kuhn to end up playing at A.

If anyone has more info on the situation, I'd be interested.
Fischer's BA the last two seasons: .169, .217

Backup, anyone?
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:15 PM
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Wasn't a big fan of the 3b pick. He sounds like a David Bell or Bill Mueller type 3b. He will hit for decent average, has a pretty ok glove, but has zero power besides gapping some doubles.

Also, has anyone besides people on this site talked about moving Fields to first. I know he has become everyone's favorite to move over there (basically Jermaine Dye 2), but I haven't heard one thing from the Sox to show they are even considering it. As far as I know he has played more SS then 1b in the minors.
Didn't Bill Mueller win a batting title? This kid could be so lucky...
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:58 AM
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Is this Weaver kid related to Buck Weaver?
No, Charley Weaver.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:42 PM
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Illinois State catcher and Downer's Grove native Kevin Dubler has signed. He's at Bristol.

Now we're really only waiting on JorDanks and Beckham, unless one of the high school guys we took a flyer on signs, but I think that's unlikely.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:20 PM
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Illinois State catcher and Downer's Grove native Kevin Dubler has signed. He's at Bristol.

Now we're really only waiting on JorDanks and Beckham, unless one of the high school guys we took a flyer on signs, but I think that's unlikely.
That's pretty sweet. I'm hoping we are able to sign one or two of the HS kids as well.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:48 AM
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I was wrong. The Sox have signed one of the high school pitchers, Steven Upchurch.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:55 AM
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I was wrong. The Sox have signed one of the high school pitchers, Steven Upchurch.
13-0 with a .85 ERA? I know it's high school, but that's pretty impressive.
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:55 PM
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Illinois State catcher and Downer's Grove native Kevin Dubler has signed. He's at Bristol.

Now we're really only waiting on JorDanks and Beckham, unless one of the high school guys we took a flyer on signs, but I think that's unlikely.
http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotr...the-tryou.html

I'm not holding my breath on Beckham or Danks to sign until the last minute--August 15.

Last year's top 10 picks--the majority of college players didn't sign until the last second.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:16 AM
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Good piece about Jordan Danks here.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:59 PM
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Morel has been promoted to Kanny. Logan Johnson just went on the DL so it could be a temporary move.
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