- The Disappearance of Hitters Who Walk More Than They Strike Out
than their K% (white bars above). I then included the strikeout, walk, and home run rates for each season as well to see if they helped explain the trends we see.
First, we see the drastic decline
- Greatest September Call-Ups
September performances among position-players, sorted by WAR and then by wRC+:
- What's Fueling Adam Dunn's Resurgence?
After suffering through an abysmal 2011 season, White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is off to a fantastic start this year.
Last season, the 31-year-old Dunn put up a career-low .266 weighted
- Projected Hits Above/Below Average in 2012
- How the Rays Leverage the Edge
- Hitter Volatility Through Mid-June
- True Outcomes and Players Through Time
players have evolved over time and what accounts for their successes and failures.
This visual shows how the percentage of full-time position players classified as TTO has changed over time. The white
- Odds of Regaining Velocity, by Age
surgery (age 28, down 1.5 mph). The Tigers' Doug Fister (age 28, down 1.1 mph) and the Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow (age 27, down 1 mph) have both landed on the DL with oblique injuries. And the White Sox
- (Re) Introducing Hitter Volatility
I suspect many researchers and writers have their own white whale or unicorn; an idea or concept that they are always chasing, regardless of how fruitless or costly that search may ultimately
- Andruw Jones to the White Sox
According to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, the Chicago White Sox have come to terms with Andruw Jones on a one-year, $500K contract with $1M in possible incentives.
Jones famously fell of the face
- Is Bill James Right about Ground Ball Pitchers and Injuries?
When Bill James speaks, many in the baseball committee listen intently--as they should. James, while certainly not always correct in his theories (and, really, who is), can always be counted
- 1981 White Sox Season Preview
* Mention of Dick Allen? ✓
* Harold Baines with a magnificent afro? ✓
* Bill Veeck complaining? ✓
* Plattitudes and "happy talk"? ✓
* Current Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf asking
- Gooble Gobble, Bill Simmons Is Now One of Us
Bill Simmons, ESPN's Sports Guy, may be the most popular sports columnist on the internet, but until recently he was a saber denier, writing about how people like you and me were making baseball less
- Highlights of the Bill James Player Rater, 1993 Edition
As I've noted already in two posts here at the site, I've recently purchased the Bill James Player Ratings Books for the years 1993 through 1995.
What I perhaps have not made clear yet is how I
- A Minor Review of '09: Chicago White Sox
will not be appearing on their teams' Top 10 lists. The series is back for a second year.
Chicago White Sox
The Graduate: Gordon Beckham, SS/3B
Despite beginning '09 in double-A, Beckham made
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - White Sox
The White Sox are a mixed bag of aging veterans and up-and-coming youngsters, sprinkled in with a couple of players with (what have been deemed) toxic contracts that Williams took on. I'll start
- Five Notable Hitting Projections from the Bill James Handbook 2010
I hold in my hands the first of the big offseason publications: The Bill James Handbook 2010. "Carson," you might be asking, "how are you holding the book in your hands, plural, and typing
- 2014 ZiPS Projections - Chicago White Sox
this offseason. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Cincinnati
- 2013 ZiPS Projections - Chicago White Sox
Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox
- Goodbye, Bill
The baseball world lost its oldest former player yesterday, when 100-yr old Bill Werber passed away. Last summer, and practically up until September, Bill and I shared several conversations
- Bill Bergen
- he was that bad of a hitter. However, Griffin's -286.7 wRAA isn't quite the worst in MLB history.
That belongs to Bill Bergen, who nudged Griffin by -1 wRAA - but needed 4,000 less plate
- Does Consistent Play Help a Team Win?
One of the many insights to come from Bill James was the fact that a team's winning percentage could very easily be estimated based simply on the difference between the runs they scored and the runs
- Visualizing Major League Baseball During the Aughts
along any and all comments so I can improve it.
Author's Note: Bill Petti is a Senior Consultant at Gallup and maintains a blog, Signal/Noise, dedicated to musings on various subjects
- Park Factors and ERA Estimators: Part I
- Park Factors and ERA Estimators: Part II
- Park Factors and ERA Estimators: Part III
- The Impact on Hitters Who Change Parks
- Adrian Gonzalez's Evolution, Part I
- Adrian Gonzalez’s Evolution, Part II
- Braves Provide Preview of How to Approach Ike Davis
- MIA-PHI Match-Up: Pitch Type Linear Weights
- Tom Milone and the Scourge of a Weak Four-seamer
- Justin Verlander's Ninth Inning Heat
- Pitcher Aging Curves: Introduction
- Outs Generated Per Plate Appearance Since 1950
- Pitcher Aging Curves: Starters and Relievers
- How the League Adjusts to Hitters Over Time
- Velocity Decline and Pitcher Attrition by Age
- How Secondary Pitch Usage Impacts Attrition
- Stephen Strasburg, Dazzy Vance and Context
- Identifying First Half MVP Candidates
- At What Point Should We Worry About Velocity Loss?
- When to Believe Velocity Gain
- Slowly Back Away from the Pythag Expectation
- Andrew Werner Was Pulling the String Last Night
- Production Per Swing in 2012
- Revisiting Last Year's Free-Agent Signings
- Hitter Aging Curves: Plate Discipline
- Pitching Inside: The Best of 2012
- Velocity Trends and Pitchers to Watch in 2013
- David Wright: Swinging Off — But Near — the Black
- The Most Backward Starters in MLB
- When You Really Need a Fly Ball
- David Wright Deal a Solid Bet for Mets
- Optimizing Batting Orders Across MLB
- Offensive Volatility and Beating Win Expectancy
- The Difference Pitching on the Edge Makes
- I Fought Marcel And Marcel Won
- Cano, Granderson, and Other CLIFFORD Candidates for 2013
- Felix Hernandez's Velocity
- Lesser CLIFFORD Candidates
- CC Sabathia's Velocity Is Definitely Worth Watching
- Edge%: It's Baaaack
- Does an April Drop in Velocity Predict An Arm Injury?
- Matt Harvey's High Fastball Dominance
- Yu Darvish, Defining "Change of Pace"
- Reliever Pitching Metric Correlations, Year-to-Year
- Velocity Trends Through May
- Putting Hitters Away with Heat
- Velocity Decline Trends for June, 2012-13
- Getting Strikes on the Edge
- More on Called Strikes on the Edge
- Matt Moore and Others Likely to Lose Velocity
- Introducing the Interactive Spray Chart Tool
- Your Friday Grill & Bill
to this week's edition of the Friday Grill & Bill, which is as efficient as it is a waste of the reader's time, you do know about Bill's grill.
- Bill James Projections - Updated
I thought I'd mention that the Bill James Handbook projections on FanGraphs have been updated with the latest and greatest.
"... many things happen during the offseason that change playing time
- Bill James Handbook Projections
As of now, the 2008 Bill James Handbook projections are available on the player pages.
On a side note, all the minor league players have been synced with the major league players, so
- Bill James Projections: Updated
We've updated the Bill James Handbook Projections to the latest and greatest. They're available right now individually in the player pages. If you want them in a sortable form (with some extra
- Bill James Projections
In addition to the Marcel & CHONE projections, the projections from the Bill James Handbook are now available in the stats pages courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions. They will not be available
- Spotted: Pretend Bill James
Moments before Justin Verlander completed his no-hitter on Saturday, Rogers Sportsnet presented home viewers with this image -- i.e. what sabermetric paterfamilias Bill James would currently look
- Bill "Moneyball" Veeck
I was sitting on a park bench reading Veeck as in Wreck, the memoir of legendary ballclub owner Bill Veeck, when I came across this passage:
Ken Keltner, our third baseman and one-time power hitter
- Bill Simmons on Sabermetrics
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Bill Simmons' most recent column in which he "finally joins the revolution" and highlights stats such as UZR, WAR, FIP and BABIP!
The more I played around
- Bill James and the Cock-Lebur
A Tragicomedy in Precisely Two Acts.
Like any serberista worth his fashion spectactles, I spend about 90% of my day within arm's reach of Bill James' collected works. Or, okay, maybe collected
- Your Friday Grill & Bill
within five feet of it, it will turn on you the way you previously turned it on the pests of the neighborhood.
This has been Your Friday Grill.
As for your Friday Bill, please allow me to (re
- 2013 Bill James Handbook Projections!
The 2013 Bill James Handbook Projections courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions are now available on the players pages!
- Bill Hall Signs with Houston
Bill Hall parlayed his solid 2010 with the Boston Red Sox into one last chance at a starting MLB gig. On Friday, Bill Hall signed a one-year deal with a mutual option, guaranteeing the 30-year-old
- Is Bill Hall Back?
For a two year span beginning in 2005, Bill Hall was one of baseball’s best kept secrets. At the ages of 25 and 26, Hall combined to hit .280/.344/.525 while averaging 26 home runs and 13 stolen
- 2011 Bill James Handbook Projections!
Kicking off projection season, as usual, are the 2011 Bill James Handbook Projections, courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions.
They're available right now in the player pages!
- 2012 Bill James Handbook Projections
The 2012 Bill James Handbook Projections are now available in the player pages. Big thanks to Baseball Info Solutions for allowing us to publish these for the fourth straight year.
- Appreciating Bill Freehan
Yesterday, I was doing some All-Star Game research. In doing so, I came across the name of Bill Freehan, and was surprised to find that he started for the American League at catcher for seven
- Bill James Projections: Updated
- Declassified Utility Bill of the Day
- Video: Bill James on Colbert Report
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cBill Jameswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive
Father of Us All Bill James has (a) written
- First Moment in Spectacles: Will White, Deacon White
Will White was -- and in some senses, still is -- this man:
You, dear reader -- likely bespectacled and alone in a little gray cubicle of life -- will notice a strange tingling sensation
- 2009 Bill James Handbook Projections
The 2009 Bill James Handbook projections are now available on FanGraphs in the individual player pages. Big thanks to Baseball Info Solutions for letting us run these for the 3rd
- Bill James Handbook 2010 Projections
Throwing out the opening pitch of the FanGraphs 2010 projection season are the Bill James Handbook projections. Huge thanks goes out to Baseball Info Solutions for allowing us to publish
- FanGraphs Audio: The Common Man and Bill
In which the platoon is employed.
Pseudonymity -- Pronounced Almost Correctly!
The Twins -- How They're bad!
Physical Insecurities -- Noted!
- 2009 Bill James Handbook Projections
The 2009 Bill James Handbook projections are now available on FanGraphs in the individual player pages. Big thanks to Baseball Info Solutions for letting us run these for the 3rd
- White Sox Extend Thornton
When looking at Matt Thornton's career with the Chicago White Sox, it's hard to believe he was acquired for Joe Borchard. Both players had fallen out of favor with their teams at the time
- Curt Schilling is to Bill Gates as NotGraphs is to ???
, not including endorsements. But what he really aspired to was being “Bill Gates rich.”
Once, after an IT guy’s rottweiler died, Schilling presented him with a brand-new pup during an all-staff meeting
- Who Will Close for the White Sox?
The White Sox's bullpen may be their biggest strength entering this season. The team dealt away last season's closer, Sergio Santos, because they knew there were adequate replacements already
- Peavy To The White Sox?
For what seems like the 387th time, Jake Peavy can go to Chicago if he wants to. Only this time, it's the south side, as the White Sox and Padres have reportedly agreed on a deal that would Peavy
- Teahen Carries White Sox
Last night was a night to remember for Mark Teahen. Forget the box score – Teahen went 3-5 with a triple, a home run, a run scored, 3 RBIs, and a SB – it was the way Teahen refused to let the White
- The White Sox and Beating Projections
PECOTA's projections, mainly to remind everyone how wrong they've been about the White Sox.
For instance, here's a piece by a local radio anchor that trots out all the usual ad hominem attacks about
- Remembering Bill Terry and Elmer Flick
The Hall of Fame has three new members today. On this day in history, two other members of the Hall of Fame passed away, Bill Terry in 1989 and Elmer Flick in 1971. So much has been written in recent
- Hitter Rankings with Bill James Projections
Just a few days ago, the Bill James Handbook Projections were added to each of the player pages. Today, I will look at the top projected fantasy hitters going into the 2013 season.
A few items
- Manny to The White Sox
For the second year in a row, the White Sox have used the August waiver period to add a talented outfielder who has worn out his welcome with his current team. Last year, the White Sox took
- White Sox Playing to Their Potential
It all started with a comeback win over the Indians. Heading into that Sunday matinee the White Sox, after dropping the first two games of the series, were 23-32, 9.5 games behind the Twins and only
- White Sox Are Stuck In The Middle
The White Sox cleared payroll this weekend, trading Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor to the Padres and the Blue Jays, respectively. As Eno Sarris predicted a month ago, Chicago didn’t get spectacular
- The White Sox's Biggest Surprise
Surprising performances have fueled the Chicago White Sox's rise to the top of the division. Adam Dunn -- who looked finished last season -- is off to one of the best starts of his career, Jake Peavy
- The Bill James Hall of Fame--Pitchers
instead of confuse.
In his wonderful book "Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?" Bill James laid out criteria for two measures he invented to evaluate HOF resumes. He devotes Chapter 14 to describing
- White Guys Hit RBIs
are for RBIs. Ninety to one hundred RBIs. And to get there, home runs are also needed."
There are non-white foreign players, you say? Well here's a look at the Tigers
- Pitcher Rankings with Bill James Projections
On Monday, I looked at the top hitters according to the recently added Bill James Handbook Projections. Today, I will see how the projection system sees the pitchers performing this season.
- Teahen To The White Sox
-season with a fantastic deal for his club, sending 3B/OF Mark Teahen to the White Sox for 2B Chris Getz and DH Josh Fields.
Let's start with Teahen. He's been rumored to be trade bait
- Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited
- Bad Contract White Elephant
the NFL uses for the draft. Each GM brings one contract, places it in a pile, and prepares for Bad Contract White Elephant.
You've all participated in some kind of White Elephant Christmas exchange
- Three Surprises in White Socks
The White Sox are certainly a surprising team this year. I do not think many gave much thought to the AL Central under the assumption that the Twins were clear favorites there and that the Wild Card
- Liriano Wearing White Sox
As you are no doubt aware, Francisco Liriano was shipped off to Chicago to don White Sox on Saturday. Yesterday, we looked at the trade from a real baseball perspective and today I analyze
- Scoresheet: Waving the White Flag
It's time for me to wave the white flag on this year in Scoresheet. At 27-42, I'm only nine games out of first in my division, but I'm in last. As in dead last in King Kaufman's AL-Skeeter 12-team AL
- White Sox Steal Rios
White Sox center fielders have been the definition of replacement level with their combined .269 wOBA, so Rios probably adds a full win to the White Sox down the stretch, increasing
- Dunn To The White Sox
Adam Dunn and the White Sox seemed like a fit since day one. Kenny Williams wanted a lefty run producer, and Dunn wanted a lot of years and a lot of money. It was a match made in hot stove heaven
- Putz Signs with White Sox
fastball, added a splitter and became a monster out of the M's pen. Now, after two lost seasons, Putz has inked a one-year, $3M deal with the White Sox with $3.25M in incentives.
Putz posted nearly six
- Bill James Projections Fun: Pitcher Surprises Edition
On Wednesday, I dove into the recently published Bill James projections and examined how they compared with the actual performances of some of this past season's biggest surprises on the hitting side
- Exclusive Interview with Toronto's "Man In White"
scored, as you were probably expecting, an exclusive interview with Toronto's Rogers Centre's mysterious Man In White. Actually, our bold investigative reporter was honest: He stumbled upon the Man
- FanGraphs Audio: Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley
Bill Baer is the proprietor of Phillies internet weblog Crashburn Alley, a volume tweeter, and -- of late -- author of a real book called 100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know & Do Before
- FanGraphs Audio: Handsome Italian Bill Petti
with host Brian Kenny. In either case, he's handsome Italian gentleman Bill Petti. Topics discussed: the Mets, Petti's academic training in political science, the Mets, Petti's baseball-oriented
- Bill James Projections Fun: Hitter Surprises Edition
One of the most exciting times of the off-season is when the first projection set is released. We now have the Bill James system on the player pages for our analyzational (I like making up words
- Can Pat White Play Baseball?
The Kansas City Royals last week flashed back to the past by signing NFL quarterback Pat White in a move that conjures up memories of the old Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy which I wrote about
- Season in Review: Chicago White Sox
by the BaseRuns formula and adjusted for strength of schedule, which I feel is the best measurement of a team's actual talent level.
Number Six: Chicago White Sox
Number six is our fifth American League
- Nickname Seeks Player: White Sangria
, the very fancy Chelsea's Kitchen, specialized in a certain drink called white sangria. This is fulfilling to two ways:
It is extremely delicious.
It gives all of us a chance to pair a nickname
- 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox
Who is Jose Dariel Abreu?
The 2013 White Sox were bereft of offense and GM Ken Williams looked this offseason to add top offensive talent without breaking the bank too much. Also, since the team
- "Does Bill James Even Like to Watch Baseball?"
Sullivan discussing Bill James' projections for some Boston Red Sox players (h/t Repoz). Ryan and Sullivan were aghast that Bill James would project Jon Lester for just 14 wins in 2011, joking
- Bill Petti, Your Next Dark Overlord
I may have only known Bill Petti for a couple of days -- mostly because I thought both he and Justin Bopp were named "Justin Bopp" -- but I can tell you for certain: He is the most handsome male
- Got Gas? Call the White Sox
Late Monday afternoon, the White Sox signed Brian Bruney to a minor league deal, and most of baseball yawned, scratched themselves, and turned the page. To be fair, Bruney has had an FIP over five
- White Sox Need Help at Third
The Chicago White Sox are one of baseball's biggest surprises. While the team didn't have high expectations entering the season, they currently have a .5 game lead in the AL Central
- Traded: Juan Pierre to the White Sox
Lost in the awesomeness of the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee blockbuster, the Dodgers have traded outfielder Juan Pierre to the Chicago White Sox for minor leaguers Jon Link and John Ely. The White Sox have
- Why the White Sox Should Relocate
On opening day of this season the White Sox attracted a crowd of 37,422 in a win over the Minnesota Twins. In much contrast to their sell out crowd on opening day, their 2nd and 3rd home games drew
- Team Preview: Chicago White Sox
After a coming in 6 games out of first place last year, the White Sox decided that they needed to add some power to their lineup and signed Adam Dunn to a 4 year, $56 million contract. Besides
- Daily Notes, Beginning with a Line by Bill James
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Washington at Philadelphia, 19:05 ET
Regarding a Thing Bill James Said
Bill James said -- while promoting his true-crime book last year on Sounds of Young
- Highlights of the Bill James Player Rater, 1994 Edition
Age ain't nothin' but a number... on Rudy Seanez's Dodger uniform.
Last week, I played the part of Bill James' scrivener, rendering into electronic print five haphazardly chosen, but still
- Bill Murray on the Value of Baseball Fandom, Accidentally
and more renewable energy resources or, alternatively, cleaning the bathroom just once ever.
American actor and freelance ubermensch Bill Murray, during the course of some sort of reddit social hour
- White Sox Sign Adam Dunn
Two years after getting scorned by most of baseball, Adam Dunn has reportedly landed the big deal he's been looking for. According to the LA Times, the White Sox are on the verge of a 4 year, $56
- Should the White Sox Hold or Fold?
It’s hard to imagine the White Sox having a more depressing start to the season. They are stuck in last place in the American League Central, and their hitting has been abysmal. When you remove
- White Sox Extend Sergio Santos
In 2008, Sergio Santos hit .228 with a .607 OPS as a 24-year-old shortstop in Triple A. He will begin the 2012 season as the multi-million dollar closer of the Chicago White Sox. The Sox locked
- Luebke and White: NL Starting Pitchers
a much easier road ahead of them.
White’s transition to the National League has been, in a word, rocky. He’s struggling with the long ball, having given up at least one home run
- Highlights of the Bill James Player Rater, 1995 Edition
Our exercise in plagiarism continues today, as we enjoy together some choice passages from the 1995 edition of the Bill James Player Ratings Book.
The reader will notice that, in what follows
- Dave Cameron Blink Watch: Blink+ for Bill James
Recently, godfather of sabermetrics himself Bill James appeared alongside Kenny. Below is the data concerning his blinking patterns.
Beg and End mark the beginning and end marks of James' time
- Someone Will Get Saves for the White Sox
Coming off a 99-loss season, the White Sox made a pair of tremendous moves to add youth to their lineup. First, they traded reliever-turned-starter Hector Santiago to the Angels in a three-team deal
- White Sox Non-Tender Jenks
Earlier today, the Chicago White Sox announced they would not tender a contract to closer Bobby Jenks. The decision marks the end of the hard-throwing righty’s career on the Southside while adding
- Peavy to the White Sox (For Real This Time)
Jake Peavy has been traded to the Chicago White Sox for the second time this season. Unlike last time, Peavy has waived his no-trade clause to complete the transaction. San Diego gets four arms
- The White Sox' Enigmatical DH Situation
cares? I think it fits as a nickname: The Enigmatical Kenny Williams.
I am not mocking Chicago White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams. I'm mocking myself. I have a terrible track record when
- The White Sox Can't Close the Deal
No lead is safe these days when a White Sox reliever enters the game. While Matt Thornton has taken the brunt of fan anger, his struggles now seem to have spread to the rest of the bullpen
- Old News: Bill James on Sounds of Young America
by listening to an April 2008 interview with Bill James on PRI's The Sounds of Young America (TSOYA).
CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO
TSOYA host Jesse Thorn generally -- although not exclusively -- interviews
- Dave Cameron Blink Watch: Bill Petti and Blink+
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With the advent of the offseason, FanGraphs writers Dave Cameron and Bill Petti have resumed their roles as guests on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential
- Promotional Ideas Courtesy the Actual Ghost of Bill Veeck
was less surprised than I might have otherwise been when, while working quietly in my study last night, I was visited by the ghost-specter of former and long-dead MLB executive Bill Veeck. After
- 2B Ranking Using Bill James 2012 Projections
Yesterday, the Bill James's Projections were added to all the player pages here at Fangraphs. Bill James's numbers seem to be on the optimistic side and are probably not regressed as much as other
- The White Sox Two-Player Problem
at the plate. But if we look at the White Sox team page we can see that it's really three players dragging down the entire unit. For the moment Brent Morel can get a pass, because he's a rookie and maybe
- Who Closes for the Chicago White Sox?
With Sergio Santos being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Nestor Molina on Tuesday afternoon, it seems to signal the raising of a white flag of sorts on the South side. Santos had a pretty
- Bringing Bill James' Famous Arbitration Case to 2014
Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Abstract
The case that Bill James made for George Bell in 1985, and later informed his readers about when he released his Historical
- A Minor Review of 2008: The White Sox
The Graduate: Alexei Ramirez | Born: September 1981 | Infielder
Signed this past winter after leaving Cuba, Alexei Ramirez had an up-and-down season after surprising everyone - including the White
- ottoneu Pitcher Rankings with Bill James Projections
We've already seen the new Bill James projections for 2013 used to rank hitters for 5x5 and linear weights, and to rank pitchers for 5x5 - time to look at how ottoneu players should be thinking about
- The White Sox Infield: Plenty of Uncertainty
The White Sox made waves this offseason by bringing in younger, more talented players. Problem is, that excitement will mostly be saved for the outfield. Jose Abreu was brought in, and should make
- Draft Reviews: Chicago White Sox
, basically all the picks were bad. The White Sox could have had Joba Chamberlain (41st overall) or Adrian Cardenas (37th) instead of the Texas southpaw.
* * *
2009 Draft Slot: 23rd overall
- ottoneu Hitter Rankings with Bill James Projections
this off-season - 5x5 rankings come out, and Chad follows with the ottoneu edition. Sure enough, here three cuts of linear weights points rankings of the top 20 hitters for 2013, based on the Bill James
- White Sox Need Morel at 3B
pitchers: Mike Minor, Kyle Drabek and Brandon Beachy. But the next logical step is to tackle hitters, and those September call-ups are just now getting to the level of proper evaluation. The White Sox
- Who Will Roam the White Sox Outfield?
The White Sox are obviously a fan of position battles and creating drama because not only do they have a situation brewing between their first base and DH candidates, but their outfield
- Chicago White Sox: Draft Review
, OF, Texas
Despite lacking a second-round selection, the White Sox had an excellent draft. The acquisition of Beckham makes the draft a winner all on its on, but the club also nabbed a few other
- Position Battles: White Sox 2B
With little apparent interest in retaining Orlando Cabrera, the White Sox decided early on during the offseason to shift Alexei Ramirez from the keystone to the shortstop position. The "Cuban Missile
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Dayan Viciedo and the White Sox
The following tweet, which concerns a real and not fake report regarding Dayan Viciedo and the Chicago White Sox, is entirely and in-no-way altered from the original (click to embiggen):
- A Minor Review of 2013: White Sox
- What the Chicago White Sox Should Do
The Chicago White Sox have a .500 record at the moment, which by itself would seem to leave them in an ambiguous spot regarding the immediate future. Sure, their run differential
- Inserting Rondell White’s Name Into Corporate Emails
Here, we insert Rondell White’s name into an email the author received not very long ago:
Please be advised that there will be a change in the voicemail setup.
Any Saved or Unheard message
- 2012 Organizational Rankings: #24 -- Chicago White Sox
season. Armed with the highest payroll in team history and fresh off of signing Adam Dunn, the White Sox were the pre-season favorite to win the AL Central. Dunn responded to his new team
- White Sox Acquire Liriano For Stretch Run
Kenny Williams reportedly worked his tail off to land Zack Greinke from the Brewers this week. The American League Central is up for grabs and the White Sox and Tigers have gone back and forth
- White Sox Expected To Decline Peavy's Option
this winter, however, as CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported last week that the Chicago White Sox are not expected to exercise Jake Peavy’s 2013 option worth $22M. Instead, they are expected to pay a $4M
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - White Sox
Kyle McCulloch was the last straw for Kenny Williams, and deservedly so. The White Sox were making practice of botching first-round picks with low-ceiling players that, if their skills even
- Organizational Rankings: #24 - Chicago White Sox
And now, we come to the fundamental problem with lists. Because of the linear growth from #30 to #1, the White Sox are going to appear right next to the Pirates in this rankings series
- Steamer Projects: Chicago White Sox Prospects
The relentlessly Canadian Marc Hulet published earlier today his first organizational prospect list of the 2013-14 offseason -- in this case, for the Chicago White Sox.
It goes without saying
- McCain Introduces Bill To Ban NFL Blackouts, MLB Blackouts Untouched
Senator John McCain introduced a bill in the Senate last week which aims to ban local TV blackouts for sporting events played in publicly-financed stadiums. But don't get too excited baseball fans
- Minor League System Pays Dividends for White Sox
The Chicago White Sox organization has done an outstanding job of squeezing every ounce of value out of its prospects this season.
Back in March, four prospect analysts/publications (FanGraphs
- White Sox Looking to Lock Up Chris Sale
From the esteemed Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago:
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension.
- That Time the 2005 White Sox Were on the Price is Right
"Dad, tell me one more."
"No, sweetie. It's time for bed."
"Just one more! Please! Tell me the one about the White Sox on The Price is Right."
"It's already past your bed time
- Chicago White Sox Must-Watch Prospects
will not be revealed in advance.
Chicago White Sox
Affiliates: Charlotte (Triple-A), Birmingham (Double-A), Winston-Salem (High-A), Kannapolis (Low-A), Bristol (Appy) and Great Falls (Pioneer).
- White Sox Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
Much has been made of the success White Sox pitchers have experienced under the tutelage of pitching coach Don Cooper. Since Cooper's first full season on the job, the rotation has consistently been
- The White Sox Rotation: Saleing Through Another Season*
There's no sense beating around the bush here: the 2014 White Sox don't look like they'll be very good. In fact, they figure to be downright unwatchable most of the time. That is, except for roughly
- The 2009 Prospect Mine: Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox system is languishing at the bottom of the barrel in the American League, thanks in part to poor draft choices and a win-now mentality that has stripped the club of a number
- Chicago White Sox Farm System Depth
You have seen a detailed report on the must-follow prospects in the White Sox system, and Marc Hulet's ranking of the top 10 guys in the system. This is a list of the other guys, who you haven't read
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peanuts from the stands. We're guys who like prospects, and like writing about them. So, please, sit back and enjoy.
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In terms of high-ceiling talent and depth, the White Sox minor league
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in the White Sox rotation despite beginning '09 in low-A ball.
3. Jordan Danks, OF, Double-A
DOB: August 1986 Bats: L Throws: R
Signed: 2008 7th round - University of Texas
MLB ETA: Late-2010
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The Chicago White Sox
2010 MLB Record: 88-74 (2nd in the AL Central)
Minor League Power Ranking: 30th (out of 30)
Click for: Last Year's Top 10 Prospect List
1. Chris Sale
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