After posting a .368 on-base percentage and stealing 20 bases in 25 attempts, the White Sox promoted 2009 first-round pick Jared Mitchell to Triple-A Tuesday afternoon. While experiencing some contact issues, Mitchell has rebounded nicely in 2012 from a rough 2011 (.304 OBP) that may have been the product of a devastating ankle injury suffered in spring training 2010.
With Double-A Birmingham this season, Mitchell hit .240.368.440 with 10 home runs. He's taken walks at a high rate (62 in 408 plate appearances, a 15.2 percent rate), but he's had continued strikeout issues, going down on strikes in 30.9 percent of his trips to the plate.
In January, White Sox VP of player development Buddy Bell said the best-case for Jared Mitchell's White Sox debut was 2013. Despite his successes in some areas this season, that could still be the case, meaning Mitchell may not be targeted for a September call-up.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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