Tag: Mark Blackmar

2015 Minor League Statistical Leaders - Starting Pitchers

With the 2015 minor league seasons completed, let’s take a look at the leaders in key statistical areas in the White Sox system. In this edition, we’re going to focus on starting pitchers. We’ll look at some classic core numbers like ERA and WHIP, but also some peripheral values like strikeout and walk rates that... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons
The White Sox AA affiliate Birmingham Barons finished their season with an overall record of 69-70, in 3rd place and 7 games back in the Southern League North Division’s 2nd half standings. The team was actually in first place for a significant chunk of the 2nd half, but the offense disappeared (thanks in part to... Read more »

In-person Scouting Notes and Video on the Birmingham Barons' Pitching Staff

I visited Birmingham from August 15th through the 17th, where I took in three games. What follows below is a scouting-centric piece (accompanied by video I shot and edited) about the Birmingham Barons’ pitching staff. To read my interviews with five Barons players – Tim Anderson, Tyler Danish, Nick Delmonico, Peter Tago (covered below), and Danny Hayes, click here. Here’s a deep... Read more »
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2015 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

Birmingham opens play Thursday, April 9th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas returns to manage the White Sox’ AA team. The Barons begin Southern League play at their Regions Field home park, hosting the Mobile Bay Bears, first pitch at 7:05pm CT. Here is a look at how the Barons’ roster is constructed, who to... Read more »

Alejandro De Aza nets Miguel Chalas & Mark Blackmar

White Sox GM Rick Hahn hinted there may be August deals, and sure enough he’s delivered. In his second such move, outfielder Alejandro De Aza was traded to Baltimore in exchange for right-handed pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. Hahn was quoted today pointing out that the trades of Beckham and De Aza free up... Read more »
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