While the Chicago White Sox wait for veteran first baseman Paul Konerko to make his decision on whether he’ll return as a back up or not, the organization signed a couple prospects.
Now they have nothing to do with first base, but they are great signings that point towards the future of this organization. A future that may not involve Paul Konerko. That’s sort of weird typing, I grew up watching this guy tear the cover off the baseball.
First guy up is right handed pitcher Parker Frazier. Frazier is a 25 year old prospect who was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Cincinnati Reds during the regular season. You figured Colorado would keep him considering they’re trying to bulk up their starting rotation and bullpen.
Frazier posted a fantastic 1.93 ERA with a 1.1 WHIP and 20/11 K/BB over 23 1/3 innings of work at the Double-A level. He’ll provide the White Sox some solid relief pitching once he’s in the Majors.
Second guy up is infielder Jaime Pedroza. Now Pedroza has played almost every position in the infield except for first base. The 27 year old hit four home runs and 48 RBI’s with a batting line of .281/.348/.362 at the Double-A level. He’ll likely head up to Triple-A before he hits the Majors within a couple years.
#WhiteSox sign minor league free agent 3B Alex Liddi, RHP Parker Frazier & SS Jaime Pedroza.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 23, 2013