Halfway Point Prospects of Note: Chicago White Sox Affiliate Winston-Salem Dash Reviewed by Momizat on . 5. Chris Bassitt 6’5 205lbs RHP 36.0 IP, 2.25 ERA ,1.42 WHIP, 26 K/23 BB, .214 BAA Chris Bassitt is a reliever for the Dash. He Shows a 92-95 FB with a lot of l 5. Chris Bassitt 6’5 205lbs RHP 36.0 IP, 2.25 ERA ,1.42 WHIP, 26 K/23 BB, .214 BAA Chris Bassitt is a reliever for the Dash. He Shows a 92-95 FB with a lot of l Rating:
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Halfway Point Prospects of Note: Chicago White Sox Affiliate Winston-Salem Dash

Halfway Point Prospects of Note: Chicago White Sox Affiliate Winston-Salem Dash

5. Chris Bassitt 6’5 205lbs RHP
36.0 IP, 2.25 ERA ,1.42 WHIP, 26 K/23 BB, .214 BAA

Chris Bassitt is a reliever for the Dash. He Shows a 92-95 FB with a lot of life, slider that has good break, and a change up that he did not throw very often. He showed plus velocity on the fastball that makes me believe in the dream. He has below average command on all of his pitches. It’s a dream guy he throws from a low ¾ arm slot which can create deception to hitter with a lot of arms and legs flying at them. If everything goes right he could provide good organizational pitching depth in the White Sox system.

4. Carlos Sanchez 5’11 175 S/R SS/2B
.327/.380/.408 1 HR, 13 2B, 35 RBI, 13SB/10 CS

Carlos Sanchez is an interesting prospect. It has taken me a lot of thought on whether I like the guy, I like the guy a lot, or I don’t like him at all. I’ve settle somewhere in the vicinity of I like him enough. He has a bat that likes the ball up in the zone he struggles when it is below his hands his swing gets long. He won’t ever hit for much power that’s not a part of his game. He has average speed and range. He profiles better as a 2b than a SS. He works well enough with his feet up the middle to stay. It would be in his best interest to learn 3rd also, making him a good candidate to be a future Utility player.

Jacob Petricka via BleacherReport.com

3. Jacob Petricka 6’5 210 RHP
65.2 IP, 5.07 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 62K/35BB, .294 BAA 2.85 Groundout/Flyout

Jacob Petricka is an interesting prospect. He throws from a Hi ¾ arm slot and stands with good posture which creates very good downhill plane. His fastball is 90-94 with sink, Slider flashes plus 82-85 with depth and hard break, changeup is a decent pitch 81-83 with mediocre armside fade and sink. When you look at his numbers you would never guess this guy is a prospect, but that’s the tricky thing about prospects. It is Petricka’s command that has been the issue he needs to develop the ability to throw quality strikes. If he can throw quality strikes he could stick in the back end of a rotation, if not he might be able to go a bullpen and just let it rip.

2. Brady Shoemaker 6’0 200 lbs LF
.332/.432/.556 13 HR, 23 2B, 59 RBI

Brady Shoemaker is 25 playing and playing in High-A. I will lead it off with that and I will also say that he won’t be ranked on any prospect lists because of his age. I will then tell you that he barrels the ball at all times, has solid average power, and is a complete gamer. What the White Sox are doing with him is disrespectful to him as a player. He deserves to be in the upper levels of the minors getting his shot to show what he can do. He is a below average runner and his arm is also below average keeping him in LF. He profiles for me as a 4th OF who plays his ass off and eventually impresses a manager enough to get in the lineup enough. He should be Rule 5 eligible next year and it would not shock me if he was selected.

Trayce Thompson via milb.com

1. Trayce Thompson 6’3 195 lbs. R/R CF
.222/.305/.455 14 HR, 19 2B, 57 RBI 96K/32BB 13 SB/ 1CS

Trayce Thompson, “ Trayce is the best worst player I’ve ever seen.” That quote comes from one of his teammates in Winston Salem. Trayce shows 65 Raw Power, easy 60 runner, 60 range in center, 50 Arm, and maybe a 30 hit tool. Trayce has all the tools that you would ever want in a player and just doesn’t have the hit tool. He’s athletic so maybe he will be able to come, I’m not a huge fan of his swing path he gets a little long and he gets a little power happy. His strikeout percentage way to high for any possibility of being a starter at the moment, but he’s an athlete and still an extremely raw baseball player. Trayce Thompson has the potential to be an allstar, or Trayce Thompson might not make AA. For me Trayce Thompson is a good future 4th OF.

 

Written by Zach Mortimer @BaseballSpects

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Clint Scoles

I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that. I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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Comments (1)

  • Drew Osborne

    Zach – Where does this group of 5 prospects rank in the Carolina League? It’s behind Wilmington’s guys, but how far behind?

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