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Old 06-13-2011, 04:40 PM
GregO23 GregO23 is offline
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Default White Sox claim Leyson Septimo (OF converted Pitcher) from D-Backs

Heres the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/whitesox/statu...75291427557376

Apparently the lefty could throw in triple digits. His walks are very high(expected) But we do have success stories with converted position players...Not a bad claim as we only have 36 players on the 40 man.

Aaron Poreda next!?

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Old 06-13-2011, 05:03 PM
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Very interesting. Hopefully we can grrom him. Is he prjected as a reliever or a starter? Does anyone have any additionial info?
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:12 PM
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I like it. Sox love hard throwers. Low risk.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:25 PM
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Leyson Septimo throws really hard. I'm done saying positive things about him.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:40 PM
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Guys that throw in the triple digits don't grow on trees. Even if there is a remote chance the Sox can correct a flaw in his delivery, it is worth taking it. It's not like we have a ton of bullpen depth in the minors.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:20 AM
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Another Santos?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:46 AM
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If these Minor League stats are accurate, Leyson had some really interesting seasons playing RF in A ball.

In '06, he played 129 games in RF for South Bend of the Midwest League. He made 9 errors, but he had 21 outfield assists and turned 5 double plays!

In '07 he played 92 games in RF for Visalia of the Cal league. He made 8 errors, but had 11 outfield assists and turned 5 more double plays!

It seems they converted him to a pitcher after the '07 season in hopes to tame that cannon.
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