Tag: J.R. Perdew

White Sox Announce 2017 Player Development Staff

White Sox Announce 2017 Player Development Staff
It’s the time of year again where every major league baseball team vomits forth one million new minor league coaching and player development assignments, and we get to sift through it and pull out the interesting parts. There are about 160 minor league teams, depending on how you feel about independent and short/off-season leagues, and... Read more »

Exclusive Interview: Birmingham Barons Pitching Coach J.R. Perdew

[caption id="attachment_8641" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Pitching Coach J.R. Perdew (Jody Stewart / W-S Dash) Pitching Coach J.R. Perdew, 2015 (Jody Stewart / W-S Dash)[/caption] In recent history, the White Sox organization has set itself apart as one of the best producers of pitchers in the industry. Certainly the major league club's pitching coach and former minor league pitching coordinator Don Cooper has been given plenty of praise for his work on the South Side, but past Cooper, there are a lot more people working behind the scenes to aid the White Sox in their arms factory. Talking with people on the White Sox development team, they'll routinely give praise to a few different guys and J.R. Perdew, the Barons pitching coach, is one of the names often brought up. Perdew, a former college baseball player and U.S. Marine, has been a pitching coach in the White Sox organization for 19 years now. Perdew has worked in Rookie Ball, Low-A, High-A and Double-A. Incredibly enough, Perdew has worked multiple seperate stints in Kannapolis, Winston-Salem and now Birmingham. J.R. was kind enough to take some time out of his day to talk with us about White Sox top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer, some of his pitching philosophy and some other young pitchers in the White Sox organization...

Interviews with Carson Fulmer, Spencer Adams, Brian Clark, Matt Cooper, JR Perdew and Eddy Alvarez

Interviews with Carson Fulmer, Spencer Adams, Brian Clark, Matt Cooper, JR Perdew and Eddy Alvarez
I was fortunate enough to visit the Winston-Salem Dash and speak with several of their players and their pitching coach. Some of these players we’ve spoken with before and went back for deeper info, others are new interviews for us. I would like to thank Brian Boesch, Winston-Salem’s Director of Media Relations, for the hospitality... Read more »
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Q&A with Pitcher Chris Bassitt

Few pitchers in the White Sox system had a breakout 2013 like Chris Bassitt did.  The 6’5” righty was drafted in the 16th round in 2011, and barely mentioned on the periphery of a few prospect lists before this year.  But after transitioning to a starting role late in 2012, he began 2013 in A+ Winston-Salem’s rotation... Read more »
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