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Old 05-26-2011, 07:03 PM
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Dayan wants a promotion. 3 - 4, 3 2Bs tonight. OPS at .899
White Sox need a spark. Maybe Dayan can provide that. Perhaps the Sox call Viciedo up, start him in left field, use Pierre as a 4th outfielder and lead off Alex Rios. And who knows? That might get Rios to stop trying to pull everything in sight and get him to just try and get on base (and maybe start hitting balls to right center with authority).
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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Dayan wants a promotion. 3 - 4, 3 2Bs tonight. OPS at .899
In 447 ABs last year (between Charlotte & Chicago), Dayan drew 13 walks.
So far in 175 ABs this year, Dayan has drawn 13 walks. If he really is developing plate discipline, he's going to be a monster.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:46 PM
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Looks like Fautino is healthy again, even though he didn't get used in his brief call up, and this may go down as the worst trade in the KW era.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/...land-athletics
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:13 AM
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Jared Mitchell has gone 2 games without striking out! Even better, he's walked and hit for power too.

4 - 6, 2 HR, 4 BB.

Hopefully he is rounding into form or something is in the process of clicking.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:34 PM
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Default I use OPS or WHIP as a quick reference, so don't get too amped up.

I have little hope for the 2011 season for our SOX, and the first pick for this season isn't until #47; The SOX will probably again go for the easy sign.


That said, I wondered to myself:

"How Fringy Are These Guys?"

In Birmingham:

Tyler Kuhn, a 15th round pick back in 2008, is enjoying a .908 OPS. Is he a replacement for Beckham?

Christian Marrero, a former FA signing in 2006, has a .953 OPS.

Dan Remenowsky, Brian Omogrosso, and Gregory Infante all have WHIPs below/around 1.2


I thank you in advance for any cogent information about these guys.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:11 PM
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Remenowski has been striking guys out like crazy, despite not having overpowering stuff. I think many believe/have believed the strikeouts would curtail following promotions, but so far, so good.

Kuhn doesn't hit for very much power at all - more of a singles hitter, but he could work his way into a utility role.

I tend to think Marrero has been a tick too old for his competition, but I'm interested in seeing his progression.

Omogrosso had some injury concerns, and was highly thought of by the Sox, but from what I understand, he has some work to do.

I thought the issue with Infante was fine-tuning his control.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:18 PM
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Hector Santiago has worked a screwball into his repertoire: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...tnerId=rss_cws
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:54 PM
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Hector Santiago has worked a screwball into his repertoire: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...tnerId=rss_cws
I was just about to post this.

He used to be a reliever, but is now starting and the results have been decent so far this year. With the absolute dearth of starting pitching prospects in the system he is one to follow.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:50 PM
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Remenowski has been striking guys out like crazy, despite not having overpowering stuff.

Kuhn doesn't hit for very much power at all - more of a singles hitter, but he could work his way into a utility role.

I tend to think Marrero has been a tick too old for his competition,

Omogrosso had some injury concerns, and was highly thought of by the Sox

I thought the issue with Infante was fine-tuning his control.
So, in other words,

Kuhn = Lillibridge
Infante = Santeliz
Remenowsky = Harrell
Marrero and Omogrosso = Career AA fodder

Am I right?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:31 PM
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So, in other words,

Kuhn = Lillibridge
Infante = Santeliz
Remenowsky = Harrell
Marrero and Omogrosso = Career AA fodder

Am I right?
Lillibridge was a highly thought of player for Atlanta's system, but I don't get that sense from the Sox. I'm not sure Kuhn has the base stealing abilities of Brent, either. I could be wrong, though, because I've heard he has adequate speed.

Harrell never dominated like Remenowsky, especially in the strikeout department, so I'm not sure I'd go that far. As far as not having overpowering stuff? Perhaps.

Marrero is doing things right down in AA. He probably should be trying his hand at AAA, but then again, some say better pitching competition is down in AA anyway. Depending on how he is with the glove, he could turn into a Ross Gload for a team?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:44 PM
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Kuhn is probably closer to Ryan Theriot with his decent speed and fielding to go with using all sides of the field hitting the ball. He needs to stay as a line drive hitter.
Remenowsky can be sneaky fast, but his secondary pitches are going to be what gets him to the majors.
Omogrosso had some big injuries, so I wouldn't expect much from him down the road.
Marrero draws walks, but has been inconsistent his entire career. He can be anywhere from a starter to AAA fodder.
Infante needs to improve his control, but he doesn't give up a whole lot of hits, which is always good for a reliever.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:56 PM
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Dayan 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBI tonight.

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Old 06-01-2011, 01:17 AM
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**Don't look now, but White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell might be figuring something out at High-A Winston-Salem. He's hitting .355/.432/.581 in his last 10 games, with two homers. More importantly, he has four walks and just five strikeouts in that span. His overall line is now .224/.277/.408, which isn't exactly good but represents considerable improvement over where he was two weeks ago. His overall BB/K still stinks at 11/61, but the reduction in strikeouts and increase in walks over the last stretch is impressive. We need to see if this continues and the sample is tiny, but it is worth watching. The tools have always been here. White Sox officials have spoken recently about Mitchell making adjustments to his swing as he works the rust off from missing all of 2010. Perhaps that is having an impact.
http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/...2011#storyjump
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:00 AM
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Nice to hear. It sucks that he's still in A ball, but that injury in spring training last year certainly didn't help him.

He turns 23 later this year. It's not quite too late for him.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:45 AM
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Nice to hear. It sucks that he's still in A ball, but that injury in spring training last year certainly didn't help him.

He turns 23 later this year. It's not quite too late for him.
Was he completely healthy to start the season?
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