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In the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide, I wrote this about Addison Reed:
“Aside from a low strand rate (68.5%), high BABIP (.323) and somewhat low K/9 rate (8.84), Reed lived up to his sleeper status. While the K/9 rate was lower than projections, his 22.7 K% was above average – and he did well in getting ahead of hitters with a 66% first strike rate. He showed even more command in a 7.6 BB%. Basically, his 2012 ERA is going to make Reed a huge discount on draft day. There is a legit chance Reed is the most valuable reliever in the AL this season, as he is capable of a 2.70 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 70+ K’s.”
As noted, it does appear he is being discounted. Anecdotally, in the fantasy baseball writers mock drafts I’ve done, Reed has gone toward the back tier of closer candidates. Reed was the 153rd pick in a recent 20 team industry draft behind Jim Johnson, Joel Hanrahan, Sergio Romo, Greg Holland and others and just a few picks before Huston Street, Tom Wilhelmsen, Gra...
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The Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday that SP Chris Sale will be the team’s pitcher for Opening Day. Sale pitched on Saturday but was roughed up for five earned runs on seven hits in just over five innings. Sale posted a 17-8 record last season with a 3.08 ERA. The lanky left hander recently signed a contract extension with the White Sox worth $32.5 million with Chicago holding...
Robin Ventura has chosen Chris Sale to take the mound when the Chicago White Sox start the regular season. Sale was a 17 game winner during the 2012 season.
Signed to a extension worth $32.5 million the soon to be 24-year-old left hander will be counted on to reproduce his 3.05 ERA and 192 strike outs from last season.
After being named the White Sox opening day starter Sale allowed...
John Danks continued his rough spring on Tuesday. In just over three innings against the Reds the left-hander allowed 10 runs on 11 hits. The White Sox have been patient as Danks works his way back from shoulder surgery but the numbers
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The Chicago White Sox have not ruled out including John
Danks on its Opening Day roster, but pitching coach Don Cooper told reporters,
including Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times, that the team is also prepared
to place the left-hander on the disabled list to start the season if he requires
“John is aware if he’s ready he’s going to be with...
This Spring, one of the main storylines has been the overall well-being of John Danks. The Sox training staff, Don Cooper, and Danks himself insist that he hasn’t felt anything more than just the “usual soreness” for a pitcher, which is an encouraging sign for Sox fans.
However, Danks hasn’t had much success in game action. While a pitcher’s numbers don’t usually...
We've spent a lot of times discussing the guys on the fence, or those who might make the White Sox major league roster out of spring training. So I figured why not take some time to update you on those who don't really have that chance.
I want to be clear, this isn't meant to be a list of everyone with potential who there isn't room for on the 25-man roster...
Looking for a big finish, not just a fast start, the Chicago White Sox hope they can out-pitch their competition in the AL Central. That’s a tall...
In case you missed it, John Danks took the bump for another spring start Tuesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. He yielded 11 hits and 10 earned runs in just 3.1 IP.
As our own @MattHoeppner pointed out on Twitter, he's really been shelled since making his first start a few weeks back. In that span of 3 starts, he's let up 20 earned runs in 9 IP, highlighted by...
A beaming Alex Rios rounded the bases and reached home to a line of jubilant, jumping teammates eager to celebrate.
The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal.
Now, Puerto Rico needs one more win to be WBC champion...
Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox, mired in a championship drought of their own, tried to pressure the Chicago and Illinois governments to give them money to build a new ballpark. In response to this developing situation, the folks in the Tampa Bay area built Tropicana Field, a wretched hive of scum and villainy (actually just a domed ballpark), to entice the White Sox to...