I was born in the chicagoland area. Im of palestinian descent. Im a sunni muslim. My favorite players are Julius Peppers, Luol Deng, and Chris Sale.
The thing is, Sanchez may not produce at the plate. He really needs to work on the bat. I don't see much from his bat in the future. He's young, so hopefully he can work on his contact because the power will not be there. Beckham, on the other hand, is a better defensive player & has some pop.
The difference between Thompson & those other two is that those other two players raked in the minors. They weren't hitting at or below .250 like Thompson. I still like Thompson, but I still think we drafted him too early in the 2nd. He could've probably been there in the 3rd or 4th.
Yeah, Mitchell & Walker were wastes of 1st rounders. I will never forgive KW for drafting Mitchell over Trout. I was yelling at my TV. I do believe Mitchell would've been a starter for our team right now if he didn't get injured during his first professional year. He looked like the real deal & has never been the same. The speed isn't there anymore. He really could've been a star.
The Walker pick puzzled me. Walker, who was drafted in the 3rd to last round the previous year, was not worth a supplementary 1st round pick. What makes matters worse, we lost our first rounder because we signed Adam Dunn that year....
Viciedo isn't a 1st baseman either. We signed him as a 17-year old 3rd baseman with a cannon. I do not trust him handling throws in the dirt. Well, he could probably play the position better than Konerko this season.
true, Barnum could be our future DH, but we'll have to wait maybe 5 years for him to reach the show.
Did you read that ridiculous article about trading Rios to the Yankees for trash? Yankees do not have any real "prospects." They never do. That's why they always signed players.
I wrote like a page long analysis, but my page refreshed automatically :( So this one will probably be short & quick to the point.
Johnson has surgery on his elbow while he was at Indiana which was a blessing in disguise because it allowed the White Sox to draft him the 9th round. Though, I am not sure if it was the elbow on his throwing arm, he missed a lot of games. I'm sure his arm strength hhas increased, but he'd probably best suited for 2nd.
Tim Anderson is our SS of the future. I love what I've seen & heard about him. He certainly seems to have a great work ethic. Months before the draft, before his name raised on draft boards & was invited to the draft, no one thought he even had a chance to be drafted. He said he just wants to be drafted & will work hard for whatever team invests a draft pick & he doesn't care if it was the first or last round. "All he needs is a team to give him a chance" is what his college coach said. From that, I look for him to improve on one of his two glaring weaknesses. Both kind of go hand in hand, so it will be easier for him. I do look for him to improve that arm. The power is what worries me a little, but I really would not care if it doesn't. If he can at least hit .285+ as a leadoff hitter, as I expect him to be, we'll be alright. The 2nd base position is currently a little confusing. It will be interesting as the season goes along. All of these prospects' bats haven't woken up yet, but hopefully they will. Sanchez, Semien, Johnson & DeMichele will compete for the 2nd base position of the future. I don't know when that would be because Beckham is pretty valuable to this team. With all of this competition, Sanchez & Johnson may be traded. Sanchez reminds me a little of Eduardo Escobar, a quicker than fast SS that can field, but lacks power. Sanchez is better & that should intrigue teams. Johnson is someone teams are probably just hearing about. That could be a good thing. DeMichele being a 3rd rounder will give him leeway if he struggles a bit. Semien is someone the front office likes. Don't you keep hearing Hawk raving about Semien? lol
I am against moving Courtney Hawkins to 3rd. He will probably be a corner OF in the big leagues. He just needs to cut down the strike outs & chase pitches. He's got 5-tool potential unlike Mitchell & Walker. Thompson also has 5-tool potential, but can't figure out how to put them all together. I feel that with the experience Gillaspie is gaining, he may be the 3rd baseman for maybe 5 years. He's been impressive for the expectations that were set for him.
I do remember you mentioning that you think Tank will replace Konerko at 1st. Though that may be the case next season & the next couple of seasons, as maybe Danks or Mitchell finally get a chance to show what they can do with playing time, Viciedo's arm is too good to keep at 1st. Plus, I really really like Keon Barnum. I just wish he'd recover from his injury already & play.
I lied, this was pretty long, but not as long as the other one :(
Ventura isn't a bad coach. He just should've coached in the minors first or been named the hitting coach. Baustista has been killing the White Sox, but Reed left that slider hanging. It's really his fault. With a 1-2 count, he needs to throw the slider in the dirt. This team is really making it hard to be a fan.
Oh okay! Tell me why I knew Bautista was going to homer off of Reed. smh
I have no idea. Anyone can report someone for no reason & BR will suspend their account...
lol, I had to. My account got suspended.
Hey, I just wanted to let you know that this is C'mon Man. I bet you didn't think I was a girl! lol
Man, Abdallah, tell me how you really feel! Lol. I may just write that article if things keep up.
What worries me about these pitchers is that they're all 23 or 24 which is older than when Quintana, Sale and Danks made their debuts with the Sox.
I really don't like how Snodgress, Molina and Johnson are all in AA. At that age, they should at least be either dominating AA or pitching well in AAA.
Last season, Snodgress pitched well, but it was only in A and A+. Hopefully, he can be promoted from AA to AAA by the end of the season.
Molina came to the White Sox with a lot of promise. Last season, he had his worst minor league season that was ended by an injury. That injury might be the season why he didn't start off in AAA. Hopefully, the White Sox are contending for a playoff spot (or already clicned. lol) in September, Molina can serve as a valuable arm.
Johnson also pitched well last season, but like Snodgress, he was pitching in A/A+. I am optimistic when thinking of Johnson's future.
Rienzo and Castro are in AAA. I would've liked Rienzo to start the season better than his 6 inning 5 ER performance, but it's early. Look for Castro to finish his AAA season with either a 3.68-4.20 ERA. Most likely, he'll finish the season on the big league club. I can see him being called up over Molina.
Back to Rienzo, the White Sox have been really patient with him. He started off as a 19 year old pitching in rookie ball. Then was still pitching in A+ at 23. Now 24, he really needs to pitch better before KW ships him away. I wouldn't be against it, but Rienzo has shown flashes of promise. Maybe not enough.
I think Chris Beck will be a future #2 starter behind Sale. He was drafted last season in the 2nd round after a below average at Georgia. He was once projected to be a sure top 10 pick. That's a steal. I can't really find where he is to start the year. I haven't heard much about him recently.
Aye, the Charlotte Knights won 21-4. Check the boxscore for your amusement
Thanks for becoming a fan, Abdallah! Any article ideas?