Dylan Axelrod

Dylan AxelrodPosition: RH SP
Born: 7/30/85
Ht: 6'0" Wt: 195
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Aug. 2, 2009
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #19 - 2011 Midseason
  • #10 - 2012 Preseason
  • #6 - 2012 Midseason

Accolades

  • 2011 White Sox Best Control (Baseball America)
  • FutureSox Pitcher of the Month - April 2012

Scouting report
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probably put it best regarding Dylan Axelrod's prospect status when he said his upside is limited, but he's there now. Axelrod was a free agent signing by the Sox in 2009 after the Padres gave up on him and he's done nothing but succeed as a starter ever since. San Diego drafted him in the 30th round in 2007 out of Cal Irvine, where he was primarily a reliever. The Padres used him as a reliever and cut him loose after a pair of ordinary stints in high-A. The Sox signed him out of the Frontier League and converted him into a starter and he has flourished. His stuff is average at best, but he has fantastic control and knows how to pitch. Axelrod posted a BB/9 of 1.1 in 2010 between high-A and AA and followed that up with a 2.1 BB/9 mark in 2011 between AA and AAA. Despite low walk numbers and low ERAs, Axelrod didn't get any attention until he had a strong September call-up with the Sox (2.89 ERA, 19 K, 9 BB in 18.2 IP). Oddly enough, he posted higher strikeout and much higher walk numbers in the Majors, but he got more of a look in 2012 with mediocre numbers.

Major League Outlook: No. 5 starter
ETA: MLB ready

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