Written by, Jeff Buchanan, FutureSox.com
This year, for the first time, PITCHf/x was running for the Arizona Fall League. This gives us a wealth of data on what the pitchers in Arizona threw, from velocity to pitch locations, pitch movement etc. etc. and instead of having to rely on vague, second hand reports thrown at us from the likes of Phil Rogers, we can instead get an accurate and detailed look at each pitchers repertoire from the data provided.
SoxNet.net has looked to its sister site, FutureSox.com, to break down the youngsters heading to Chicago as part of the Thome and Contreras trades.
In one of Kenny Williams’ lower profile moves from this season he dealt a young 1st base prospect, Brandon Allen, to the Diamondbacks for reliever Tony Pena. Since the trade Pena’s performances have been uninspiring, to say the least, and Brandon Allen has been destroying PCL pitching, resulting in a promotion to Arizona. So I find myself posing the question; was trading Brandon Allen a mistake?
Dan Hudson has been the buzz of the White Sox minor leagues since Gordon Beckham earned his promotion to the White Sox. He started the season in Low-A Kannapolis and is currently pitching for the AAA Charlotte Knights. He has pitched in four levels this season, a mostly unheard of feat. So the question this brings up is how does Hudson’s stellar 2009 stack up against previous pitching prospects in the White Sox system that had torrid campaigns?
In a surprise move that started to get reported after the deadline, the White Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the San Diego. Here's more on who they coughed up...
In honor of Mark Buehrle's perfect game, Seven Costanza of our sister site, FutureSox.com, decided to write-up a prospect retro which highlights Buehrle's earlier years.
FutureSox.com has received a lot of questions over the past couple weeks regarding the status of some of the un-signed picks from the White Sox 2009 draft class. In fact our readers have also pointed out that there have been very little information on anyone's draft picks, including any of the Sox more notable un-signed picks: Trayce Thompson (2nd), Bryan Morgado (3rd), Justin Jones (7th), Dane Williams (15th), and Brian Goodwin (17th).
It's not exactly midseason, but it is the All-Star break for the White Sox and their AAA and AA affiliates so we thought it was time to release our Midseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects. Similar to how we did our preseason rankings, we had a total of nine FutureSox writers and people who follow the Sox minor league system from our sister site, Soxtalk.com, pool their ballots similar to an AP Poll. Therefore, the rankings are a combination of each of our rankings and don't reflect any of our individual opinions.