Feb 22, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox third basemanAndy Wilkins
(76) poses for a photo during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox are in the mood to make more roster moves on Sunday. First they traded designated hitter Adam Dunn to the Oakland Athletics, and now they have purchased the contracts of Andy Wilkins and Scott Snodgress.
Here is what the White Sox wrote on Snodgress in a press release:
"“Snodgress is 6-8 with a 4.01 ERA (62 ER/139.0 IP) and 95 strikeouts in 29 games (21 starts) this season between Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Snodgress made all 21 of his starts with Birmingham but made all eight of his appearances with the Knights out of the bullpen. He has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 68.”"
The player I’m very excited to see at the MLB level is Wilkins, an International League Postseason All-Star selection.
Feb 22, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcherScott Snodgress
(68) poses for a photo during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
He batted .293 with 30 home runs for the Charlotte Knights this season, including 38 doubles and 85 RBIs.
The ’15 season could be interesting if Wilkins can turn his Triple-A success into something positive at the MLB level.
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This final month of the season will be his audition until spring training.
Wilkins also has 38 doubles and has scored 79 runs, while leading the International League with 69 extra base hits, plus we can’t forget about his .896 on-base percentage.
Though the White Sox are almost last in the AL Central, dare I say this is an exciting time to be a White Sox fan with all the young guys finally getting their opportunity at the MLB level.
Change is on the way, and I think it is for the positive.