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Old 06-13-2013, 08:23 AM
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I have a question for anyone that has watched Simon Castro this year: why is he so inconsistent? He'll have two or three great outings, followed by a couple atrocious games. Is it mechanics, control issues?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:20 AM
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I have a question for anyone that has watched Simon Castro this year: why is he so inconsistent? He'll have two or three great outings, followed by a couple atrocious games. Is it mechanics, control issues?
I really haven't seen Castro this year, but it's almost always been due to control issues. He's destined for the bullpen.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:54 PM
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The last few drafts, the SOx' top picks have been top athletes with high ceilings and very "toolsy." Those players are raw talents and take time to develop.

I am hopeful that Courtney Hawkins, Kennyn Walker, Tim Anderson and Gordon Beckham will be the White Sox core offensive players for a long time. Three of the four play up the middle and Hawkins projects to be strong throwing right fielder.

The Sox could use a catcher to have more strength up the middle and they do have Josh Phegley who is currently hitting .318 with 12 homers in 202 at bats at Charlotte. It wouldn't surprise me, though, if the Sox sign a catcher in the offseason or try to pick up a catching prospect in a trade. I wonder what it would take to get Travis d'Arnaud from the Mets?
That's why I am worried about the talent we drafted, they are certainly talented but they will need a lot of development and we SUCK at developing players.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 AM
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Trayce Thompson launches 2 HRs in B'ham comeback victory.

Thompson homers twice, plates five
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:02 AM
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Micah Johnson named Sally All-Star Game MVP:

Micah Johnsonís Speed Wins Rain-Shortened Sally League All-Star Game
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 AM
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White Sox prospect swipes two bases, scores for North squad

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:06 AM
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Trayce Thompson launches 2 HRs in B'ham comeback victory.

Thompson homers twice, plates five
When is the earliest we could expect Thompson to make it to the majors?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:16 AM
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When is the earliest we could expect Thompson to make it to the majors?
Next year, probably
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:28 AM
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Next year, probably
Yeah, he's still relatively young at 22. Trayce has been hitting the ball a ton since May, but I'd like to see an extended period of quality hitting and of course less strikeouts. There's no reason to bring him up in 2013, and I don't think he'll be in Charlotte this season either.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:30 AM
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Yeah, he's still relatively young at 22. Trayce has been hitting the ball a ton since May, but I'd like to see an extended period of quality hitting and of course less strikeouts. There's no reason to bring him up in 2013, and I don't think he'll be in Charlotte this season either.
Yeah, I think 2015 is a more realistic ETA date for Thompson full-time, but I wouldn't be shocked if the Sox push him a bit in 2014 especially as a September call-up, fill in for an injury, or if Rios isn't dealth this year, but is next.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:03 AM
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Yeah, I think 2015 is a more realistic ETA date for Thompson full-time, but I wouldn't be shocked if the Sox push him a bit in 2014 especially as a September call-up, fill in for an injury, or if Rios isn't dealth this year, but is next.
I see him in Charlotte in 2014, and probably up in September or earlier as an emergency call-up in the event of injury.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:11 AM
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Great Falls and Bristol opened play last night (both losing)

Lineups:

Great Falls
SP - Jose Bautista
C - Zach Fisher (27th rd, 2012)
1B - Abe Ruiz (16th rd, 2012)
2B - Justin Jirschele
SS - Jairo Kelly
3B - Nicholas Basto (5th rd, 2012)
RF - Arby Fields
CF - Jacob May (3rd rd, 2013)
LF - Corey Thompson (31st rd, 2012)
DH - Tyler Williams (43rd rd, 2009)

Bristol
SP - Robinson Leyer
C - Zach Stoner (12th rd, 2012)
1B - Patrick Palmeiro
2B - Jake Brown (30th rd, 2012)
SS - Victor Velasquez
3B - Trey Michalczewski (7th rd, 2013)
RF - Carl Thomore
CF - Thurman Hall (37th rd, 2012)
LF - Antonio Rodriguez
DH - Nolan Earley (22rd, 2013)
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 AM
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Great Falls and Bristol opened play last night (both losing)

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Great Falls
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DH - Tyler Williams (43rd rd, 2009)
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:32 AM
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Yes, definitely organizational filler...
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:03 PM
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I saw that Tim Anderson started at SS last night for Kannapolis.
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