Lineup at a glance

Lineup at a glance
When he wasn't striking out, Dunn was usually in a trot // Gary A. Vasquez, US Presswire photo

After a banner week, taking a cross-section of the White Sox hitters after the last seven games should be a blast.

1.  Alejandro De Aza - 8 for 27, 4 BB, 9 K, 5 R, RBI - Not much pop, and an interesting influx of strikeouts, but the rate he's getting on base at makes complaints absurd

2. Gordon Beckham - 6 for 29, 2 HR, 2B, 2 BB, 5 K, 4 R, 4 RBI - Gordon doesn't have enough credibility for a somewhat improved process to justify poor results for every long.  Signing Hudson isn't the move that will cut the cord, though.

3. Adam Dunn - 6 for 26, 3 HR, 6 BB, 12 K, 5 R, 6 RBI - Nothing covers up a strikeout binges like a lot of walks and home runs.

4. Paul Konerko - 10 for 16, 2 HR, 3 BB, 4 K, 5 R, 4 RBI - It wouldn't be absurd for him to struggle upon returning from getting bashed in the eye, and it's really a shame considering how dominant he had been.

5. A.J. Pierzynski - 13 for 27, HR, 2 2B, 4 K, 5 R, 6 RBI - At this rate, he'll need to be re-signed.  Baseball is madness.

6. Alex Rios - 5 for 23, 2B, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 R, RBI - His inability to maintain his pull-power is looking like a long-term consequence of adjusting to outside pitching, but this version of Rios is so much more livable than the 2011 model.

7. Alexei Ramirez - 7 for 28, 2B, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 R, 3 RBI - He could be seen to be extremely fired up after a cathartic RBI single Saturday night, only to follow it up by drawing the collar with two strikeouts the next day.  With no power, and no patience, it's hard to see if he's close to any kind of breakthrough

8. Dayan Viciedo - 12 for 27, 4 HR, 2 K, 5 R, 10 RBI - Slipped into the aggressive, contact-oriented mode that marked his 2010 campaign.  That will certainly work.  The walks will come when he starts to strike fear in the league.

9. Brent Morel - 2 for 14, 2 BB, 5 K, R, RBI - Given how bad he's looked, the idea that he's been hurt all season sounds very appealing to buy into.

Bench

Eduardo Escobar - 0 for 7, BB, 3 K, R - His performance certainly didn't discourage the Orlando Hudson signing.

Tyler Flowers - 2 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 R, RBI - It's not hard to see why Pierzynski has been eating up all of the starts, but all Tyler did was crush mistakes in his lone outing.

Kosuke Fukudome - 1 for 4, K - He's not happy about his playing time, but isn't providing much reason for Ventura to care

Brent Lillibridge - 1 for 7, BB, 2 K, R - Starting to think he's not going to hit more home runs than Adam Dunn this year.

 

Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

Leave a comment