MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Projecting the White Sox: The Devil is in the Details

PECOTA is pretty great, but it isn’t without its flaws.  There are some things it simply cannot predict about players. Sure, it can identify players with playing time suddenly cut short were likely injured, as the comps pulled by the algorithm are likely going to find similar playing time dips caused by injury.  But sudden […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Fun With White Sox PECOTA Player Comparisons

PECOTA Day brings me a lot of joy for a lot of reasons, but one of the most fun aspects of its release, at least to me, is looking at the player comparisons. Like last year, I’ve picked out some of my favorite White Sox player comparisons — fun, unusual, exciting — as we continue […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

PECOTA and the 2018 White Sox

Wednesday was PECOTA Day at the Baseball Prospectus, the day when our projection system spits out how it thinks the new season will unfold. You can view the full projections over at Baseball Prospectus, and the work that goes into them always make it worth your while, but let’s dive into some of the more noteworthy projections […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Hypothetical landing spots for Abreu, Garcia

I’m just going to get this out of the way right from the start: I’m not advocating the White Sox trade Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia. There are logical arguments to be made for trading either or both. That’s an argument for another day. However, while Rick Hahn indicated at this week’s GM meetings in Orlando […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Prospects, Roster Filler, And Avi

1. Lucas Giolito’s 7-inning, 10-strikeout gem in Sunday’s victory over the Rays wasn’t quite the complete game shutout our own Nick Schaefer boldly predicted would happen before the season began, but it represented a glimpse of why scouts and prospect analysts alike were drooling over the 23-year-old’s potential not all that long ago. James Fegan went […]

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The Catbird Speaks 8.22.17 – Bad, But Interesting

Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) got together on a Tuesday afternoon to talk about recent White Sox activity and all the interesting stuff going on with an otherwise bad baseball team. Among the topics: Carson Fulmer’s rotation cameo and what his terrible season means for his future. Reynaldo Lopez’s two starts, his injury, and what […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: What Game? Moncada & Minor League Arms Thrive

1.  The White Sox have now traded away their best starting pitchers, all of their best relievers who weren’t injured, and have yet to start calling up any of their significant arms from the minor leagues.  Pair that with a series against a solid Cubs lineup and you can get some ugly results, like the eight […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Morning 5: And then there was one

1. The big news on Tuesday had nothing to do with the White Sox loss to the Cubs. It was, instead, a move they made following that game. They sent Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers for Ryan Cordell. Turning Swarzak into anything is a win for the White Sox, even though Cordell doesn’t seem like […]