Behind the Box Score: Dayan Viciedo

At the end of 2010, Dayan Viciedo was
projected by Baseball America as the White Sox’ Top Power Prospect.
He was batting .247 with 20HR and 47RBI in 2010. Now Viciedo has increased
his average to .330, and already has 11HR and 49RBI 

But is Viciedo really the most powerful bat in the system? We are going to look at ISO (Isolated
Power) – a measure of a hitter’s raw power in terms of extra base
hits. ISO in its simplest form can be found by taking SLG-AVG, thus
producing a power index.

Viciedo is slugging .529 with a .330 BA.
So 529-330 would yield a power index of 199.

In comparison, I’ve added a list of the
White Sox’s Top ISO Power guys, including Chicago’s Paul Konerko who was added as a reference point. The list is topped by Winston-Salem’s
Ian Gac who has already put together 17HR with a ISO of 269 after the first half of the
season.

2010

2011

Ian Gac

186

269

Christian Marerro

113

245

Gookie Dawkins

211

244

Dan Black

178

238

Paul Konerko*

272

210

Jordan Danks

128

203

Nick Ciolli

160

202

Trayce Thompson

204

200

Dayan Viciedo

219

199

(*Only problem with ISO arrise when speed guys are able to turn doubles into triples, but Viciedo and Gac have no triples on the year combined. Nick Ciolli leads this group with 5 triples)

Although several players currently have
higher ISO scores, Viciedo seems to put up most consistent numbers
than the rest of the minor league system batters over the past two
years. Unless you are in a Homerun Derby, I’d take Viciedo’s
consistent power over Gac’s bomb squad any day.

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  • Hitting .330 goes a long way to make you look better too. I'd be curious to see the K numbers for those hitters. Viciedo, Marrero and Konerko are the only ones on the list with high batting averages as well as good power.

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