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Old 09-20-2012, 02:03 PM
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Default Eric Grabe Bristol White Sox

Grabe had a good season in Bristol with a .357 BA .442 OBP and .521 SLG. He made the All Star Team and voted Team MVP.


Although older (senior sign) and a late pick (24th round) he may get a chance to advance quickly. Currently in Arizona in the Advanced Instructs.

As his Dad, I hope to see him continue to tear it up!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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Congrats to your boy. I look forward to seeing him put up similar numbers in Chicago one day real soon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:25 PM
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A 2B? Even in the low minors, with numbers like that...not bad at all. Congrats to your son.

As a Beckham fan though, I just hope that he can play another position...like 3B.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:54 PM
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Congrats and good luck to him!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:52 AM
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Fortunately for Eric, he has plenty of experience at 3rd, 2nd as well as Short.

Versatility defensively with a bat.

He is working at 3rd during Instructs. Joey DeMichele is at the 2B Bag.

Thank you for the welcome aboard!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:03 AM
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Here is Eric's Baseball Bio. Just thought I would throw this up in the event anyone wants to get to know him better. He is currently at Instructs and having a great time. Getting a good tan too out there in the Arizona sun.


http://www.tampaspartans.com/profile.asp?playerID=932
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:46 PM
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Hope you guys don't mind me posting about my son... I try not to be over the top.

Eric was considered to be an All Star of the White Sox Organization based on his first season's performance.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:19 PM
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Hope you guys don't mind me posting about my son... I try not to be over the top.

Eric was considered to be an All Star of the White Sox Organization based on his first season's performance.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb
Sir, brag without limitations! Nothing wrong with being a proud papa!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:11 AM
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Hope you guys don't mind me posting about my son... I try not to be over the top.

Eric was considered to be an All Star of the White Sox Organization based on his first season's performance.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb
Not over the top at all. As a long time Sox fan, I am thrilled to read posts like yours that give us a glimpse into what the Sox future looks like. Best of luck and continued success to Eric!
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No offense, Dad, but I'm not sure I'm thrilled a rookie from Bristol was the top 3rd basemen in the system, given the state of the position at the major league level. Hopefully young Grabe can help fill out the higher levels in future years. It looks like he doesn't have much talent in his way.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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Best of luck to your son. The Sox badly need some legit prospects in the next few years.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:03 AM
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Hey Vulture! LOL! I Hear ya!

But, to be fair (or optimistic) He really should have been taken out of High School. He broke his leg (femur) and missed his Senior Season and opportunity out of HS. He had a lot of interest back then.

I believe that after Rookie Ball, the Sox will push him hard to see if he can perform at advancing levels, he will either meet those challenges or get released. As we all know he is a bit older.

The people at Advanced Instructs compare his bat to Shoemaker, I believe that is a good thing, although I don't know why a 25 year old is still in the minors.

Eric has had eight years of one on one advanced training from a former MLB pro player with 30 years experience in training players, and in game situatuations has always risen to the top as a key player on every team he has played on.

In Bristol he came in as a 24th round Senior Sign that no one knew. He worked his way into the line up as a DH at first, then a few chances at 2B behind DeMichelle hitting 8th or 9th. He ended up as the everyday 3rd Baseman hitting in the 3 or 4 hole. This is typical of how it goes with him.

Eric performed very well in the CPL playing 3 years with the same team. He was offered other spots, including the Cape, but is a loyal player and decided that he really liked playing with the Swampdogs.

He and We are thrilled that he has this opportunity, his goal since he was 7 has been to play MLB. He asked me back then, "Dad, do you think I could play pro ball one day?" What's a dad supposed to say? "Of course!"

His goal is to be in the show, nothing has stopped him yet. Whether he makes it or not, we sure have "enjoyed the ride"!

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:01 AM
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Best of luck to him. I'd love to see those numbers from a 2B at the MLB level.
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Eric has been invited to "Early" Spring Training which begins on February 21st. That is 3 days after the Major League position players, and a couple weeks before the majority of the minor leaguers report.

I can only guess that this is a good sign.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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Eric has been invited to "Early" Spring Training which begins on February 21st. That is 3 days after the Major League position players, and a couple weeks before the majority of the minor leaguers report.

I can only guess that this is a good sign.
Best of luck to Eric! Lord knows we need something good coming out of our minor league system.
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