Found July 03, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
In his past six at-bats, Dayan Viciedo is 0-6 with six strikeouts.
After hitting .206 in April, he hit .351 in May, but then .179 in June.
One may see the back-and-forth production from the young right-handed hitter and question his reliability. But given all of the circumstances, Viciedo is giving the White Sox exactly what they expected of him.
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Many times, teams let their young prospects like Viciedo go out there and “just play” to get their feet wet, but this was not one of those situations.
Kenny Williams showed a lot of faith in the kid by making room for him with the Carlos Quentin trade. He then told Dayan he’d be playing left field, making that his third new position in three seasons. Plus, a lot of fans have viewed “Tank” as the organization’s top hitting prospect, and he’s constantly had to work on and listen to criticisms about his plate discipline.
Simply put, a lot was put on the plate of Viciedo heading into the 2012 season...
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