Posts tagged "Adrian Nieto"

Backup Backstop Battle - five men enter, one man leaves

The starting catching job with the White Sox to open 2015 seems pretty well locked in with Tyler Flowers. But who backs him up? And do any of these players have enough to potentially supplant him as the year goes on? Unlike the field vying for starting at second base, the group going after the... Read more »

Seven Spring Training Storylines

Pitchers and catchers officially report to Camelback Ranch on Friday, though beat writers already in Glendale indicate many pitchers and position players have already been in camp for some time. It seems the excitement for the season extends beyond the fan base after an exciting offseason. Here’s a look at seven of the key storylines to watch for in Arizona this spring, so you can cut through the noise... Read more »

Dominican Winter League - Season in Review

Four players from the White Sox organization saw action in the Dominican Winter League regular season, which ended last week. We previewed the league from a White Sox perspective back in the fall. They are in their playoffs now, but let’s take a look at how the White Sox players (two of whom were with... Read more »
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White Sox Winter Leagues Preview: Dominican Republic

Each year, the White Sox organization has a couple dozen or so minor and major leagers playing in winter leagues around the Caribbean and/or in Australia. The leagues start at various times and not all of them have their rosters up yet, so we’re breaking up the previews into multiple editions this year. We published the Venezuelan League preview on the... Read more »

Catching 2015 - The Coming Battle

You can look at any position in the organization and attempt to determine who will be on the roster in that role in 2015.  And given the apparent path taken by Hahn and Company starting late last year, which seemed to plot a road through .500 baseball this year with the goal of competing the... Read more »

White Sox Rookie Watch: March/April

With the White Sox fielding a number of rookies to start the 2014 season, I thought it would be fun to track them all throughout the year. I will be breaking down their performances statistically, trying to identify trends, areas of weakness and strength, signs of progression and regression etc. I will be giving my... Read more »
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Sox Blogger Call with Dan Fabian

Dan Fabian, the Director of Baseball Operations for the Chicago White Sox, was kind enough to stop by for a quick Q&A with a few White Sox related blogs. Dan will be entering his 21st season in the White Sox baseball department.  Here are some highlights from the conversation… About new advanced analytics from MLB:... Read more »

Why is Adrian Nieto ready for the majors if Kevan Smith isn't?

It was recently reported that Adrian Nieto, selected by the White Sox in the Rule V Draft in December, has made the 25 man roster to back up Tyler Flowers at catcher.  Any player going straight from Class A to the majors, let alone a catcher, is very unusual and carries multiple risks.  Jesus Flores did it... Read more »

State of the System: Catcher

Positional Overview: The catching spot is arguably the weakest position in the entire system at present. Tyler Flowers is the favorite to claim the starting C role with the big league side out of Spring Training, and although still somewhat young, he was far from convincing both offensively and defensively in 2013. Unless you are... Read more »
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White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Perspectives

Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training this weekend, and some players (minor and major leaguers) have already arrived at Camelback Ranch.  Aside from a little tinge of jealousy of players who get to run around on green grass in seventy degree temps, there’s quite a bit to get excited about for White Sox fans,... Read more »
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