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Old 05-07-2011, 12:10 AM
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I've been saying this too, just DFA Juan.
I think we'll end up trading him for a dime on the dollar, at best for someone who can use a pinch runner. I wouldn't expect more than a D+ prospect. Viciedo might actually excite the fans around here.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:20 PM
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I've been saying this too, just DFA Juan.
I really do think they should call up Dayan. Just some fresh blood could give the offense the spark it badly needs.

After the Twins sweep, I was so pissed with Juan that I agreed. But, the SOX are probably better off keeping him around as a late inning pinch runner than trading him for some prospect that will never make it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:15 PM
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Jared Mitchell goes 0-5, 5 K today.

Down to .205/.250/.385

K rate at 39.3% which is absolutely awful. Yuck.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:25 PM
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Jared Mitchell goes 0-5, 5 K today.

Down to .205/.250/.385

K rate at 39.3% which is absolutely awful. Yuck.
Nice to see there is an upside going on somewhere in the organization!
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:35 PM
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So is that the platinum sombrero or something?
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:45 PM
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So is that the platinum sombrero or something?
You got it.
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Jared Mitchell goes 0-5, 5 K today.

Down to .205/.250/.385

K rate at 39.3% which is absolutely awful. Yuck.
I saw him playing in the AFL on MLB Network and he had one of the longest swings I have ever seen. He and the organization might have been better off if he stayed with football because I just can't see him making much progress at all.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:18 AM
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Jared Mitchell goes 0-5, 5 K today.

Down to .205/.250/.385

K rate at 39.3% which is absolutely awful. Yuck.
Not to overreact, but I just don't think this kid is ever going to pan out. He's like Cory Patterson, athletically, but without the skills.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:20 AM
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With Mitchell, I still hold out a modicum of hope. I suppose that this is only for the fact that the "braintrust" probably has Mitchell at a higher level than he should be.

Granted, WS isn't all that high of a level, but WS is still at the highest level Mitchell has ever played. Moreover, given him coming off an injury, and having somewhat raw skills, I'm not all that surprised that he's not doing well.

So, I preach patience with Mitchell. [For now.]
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:52 PM
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This is Mitchell's first full year of ball, you gotta give it some time.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:22 PM
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**Another outfield prospect who missed all of 2010 is White Sox '09 first-rounder Jared Mitchell. Unlike Pollock, Mitchell is seriously struggling this year, hitting just .205/.250/.385 in 117 at-bats for High-A Winston-Salem, with a horrible 6/46 BB/K. He was always raw for a college guy and while he always struck out a lot, he also drew walks at LSU and in Low-A. That has completely left him this year. He's also stolen just three bases in six attempts, and while the word is he hasn't lost the speed he had before his horrible ankle injury last spring, it sure isn't showing up in the numbers. He's in a very deep slump currently, 6-for-40 (.150) in his last 10 games, with 20 strikeouts.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:23 PM
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This is Mitchell's first full year of ball, you gotta give it some time.
And at a level higher than he should be, based on missing that full season.
I personally like that the Sox are challenging him with tougher High-A pitching.
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And at a level higher than he should be, based on missing that full season.
I personally like that the Sox are challenging him with tougher High-A pitching.
Where do you draw the line between challenging a player and just plain throwing him in over his head?
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Where do you draw the line between challenging a player and just plain throwing him in over his head?
That is a fine line, and I agree that if he can't work out of this, the Sox could send him back a level to work on things for a month or two.

AA would have been throwing him in over his head. Mitchell has played 34 games at low-A so it's not unreasonable to think he could handle the added difficulty of high-A, especially if he looked good in extended spring training this year.
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That is a fine line, and I agree that if he can't work out of this, the Sox could send him back a level to work on things for a month or two.

AA would have been throwing him in over his head. Mitchell has played 34 games at low-A so it's not unreasonable to think he could handle the added difficulty of high-A, especially if he looked good in extended spring training this year.
At what cost to the kids confidence?

The White Sox approach to how they develop high draft picks simply baffles me, and it doesn't surprise me that so many of them fail, since they set every one of them up to do just that.
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