Found January 01, 2013 on
Cinco de Mayo was Addison Reed‘s coming out party as the White Sox’s flame-throwing phenom notched the first of what are sure to be many big league saves. Really, Reed’s move to the ninth inning was just a matter of when; the team never saw Matt Thornton as a long-term option, and his abominable April made their transition to Reed very easy.
One look at Reed’s minor league numbers is sure to make any stat geek giddy — he averaged 12.88 K/9 and just 1.66 BB/9 in 108.1 innings — and it looks like last year’s “pedestrian” 8.84 K/9 is simply a benchmark for 2013. He’s still plagued by fly balls (42.7%), which means more homers than we’d like in the very hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field, but Reed appears to be on the cusp of fantasy stardom. Or at least as much stardom as a reliever can have.
At a Glance
Strengths: SV, K, K/9, WHIP
Neutral: W, L, ERA, BB/9
Best case scenario: Jonathan Papelbon (PHI)
Likely scenario: Jason Motte (STL), Joe Nathan (...
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The Chicago White Sox organization ranked 30th on the Top 30 minor league systems list entering 2012 but this is a much improved system after a couple of solid drafts and a number of prospects took big steps forward in their development. It’s an organization on the rise.
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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Myers is hurting...
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Brett Myers on a one-year contract.
Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical.
Myers went 3-4 with...
Right-handed pitcher Brett Myers reportedly has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Monetary terms were unavailable, but the deal with include an option year, according to CBSSports.com. It appears Myers will start next season for the Indians, who already have closer Chris Perez. For the past two seasons Myers, who has a 97-93 career record, has been a...