No. 20 - SPENCER ARROYO
Bats: Left Throws: Left Born: Aug. 9, 1988, Tracy, Calif. Ht: 6-2. Wt: 166. Resides: Manteca, Calif. Acquired: Signed as free agent, April 19, 2010.
Combined to go 7-2 with a 2.28 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 15 starts between Bristol and Great Falls in 2010.... Led the Appalachian League in strikeouts (75) in 76.0 innings last season.... Drafted by the Phillies in 31st round in 2008.... Played for Williamsport and Gulf Coast League Phillies in '08 and for Williamsport in '09.
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No. 29 - JIMMY BALLINGER
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: April 2, 1988, Pascagoula, Miss. Ht: 6-1. Wt: 190. Resides: Moss Point, Miss. Acquired: Selected in 11th round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Spent all of 2010 in Kannapolis, going 0-5 with a 3.13 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 46 innings over 35 games.... Made pro debut in '09 with Bristol; also played for Kannapolis and Great Falls that season.... Made Conference USA All-Freshman team at University of Southern Mississippi in '08.
No. 33 - RYAN BUCH
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Nov. 8, 1987, Kingston, Pa. Ht: 6-3. Wt: 200. Resides: Yardley, Pa. Acquired: Selected in eighth round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Went 7-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 28 games, including 14 starts, between Kannapolis and Bristol in 2010.... Made his pro debut with Great Falls in '09, going 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 16 appearances.... At Monmouth University, went 22-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 210 innings over three seasons.
No. 43 - PAUL BURNSIDE
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Nov. 20, 1986, Montgomery, Ala. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 225. Resides: Montgomery, Ala. Acquired: Selected in 39th round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Compiled 7-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 17 games, including 13 starts, with Great Falls last season.... Tied for Pioneer League lead in wins, was third in strikeouts and eighth in ERA.... Went 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 9 appearances with Great Falls in 2009.... -Father, Sheldon, played three major league seasons with Detroit (1978-79) and Cincinnati (1980).
No. 23 - CHASE COONEY
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Dec. 18, 1987, Hollywood, Fla. Ht: 6-8. Wt: 245. Resides: Pembroke Pines, Fla. Acquired: Selected in 33rd round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Went combined 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA in 17 relief appearances with Bristol and Kannapolis in 2010.... Made his professional debut in 2009 with Bristol, allowing three runs in 3.2 innings pitched.... Made three appearances with Bristol in 2010 before being called to Kannapolis, where he went five innings without allowing a run.
No. 10 - MATT HEIDENREICH
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Jan. 17, 1991, Coronado, Calif. Ht: 6-5. Wt: 190. Resides: Lake Elsinore, Calif. Acquired: Selected in fourth round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Celebrated 20th birthday in January.... Went combined 6-2 with a 2.69 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 14 games, including 11 starts, with Bristol and Kannapolis in 2010.... Pitched with Bristol in 2009 and went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 22 innings.... Began 2010 season in Bristol and went 6-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 76 innings.... Pitched only 1 inning in Kannapolis and gave up 2 earned runs.
No. 31 - KEVIN MORAN
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: July 7, 1989, Hyannis, Mass. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 210. Resides: Barnstable, Mass. Acquired: Selected in ninth round, June 2010 first-year player draft.
Went combined 1-2 with 2.70 ERA and 9 saves in 21 games with Bristol and Kannapolis last season.... Became the third former Boston College Eagle to play for the 2010 Kannapolis Intimidators, joining Terry Doyle and John Spatola.... Began his career with Bristol in 2010 and made 16 appearances with 9 saves and a 2.37 ERA in 19 innings.... Listed as a true reliever with a closer mentality.
No. 28 - MIGUEL NEGRON
Bats: Left Throws: Left Born: Aug. 22, 1982, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Ht: 6-1. Wt: 195. Resides: Caguas, P.R. Acquired: Signed as free agent, Mach 23, 2008.
First season in his effort to convert from outfield to pitcher.... Originally drafted by Blue Jays in first round (18th overall) in 2000.... Has played for nine different minor league teams since 2000.... Career numbers as a hitter: .263 batting average, 1,012 games, 158 doubles, 25 triples, 50 home runs, 393 RBI.
No. 11 - PHIL NEGUS
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Nov. 10, 1987, Decatur, Ga. Ht: 6-2. Wt: 205. Resides: Milford, Mass. Acquired: Selected in 18th round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Pitched in only 4 games (3.2 inning) with Kannapolis in 2010 before suffering a season-ending right elbow injury.... Went 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 15 games, including four starts, with Bristol in 2009.... Played at Wake Forest University for three seasons.... Played baseball and hockey in high school at Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.).
No. 17 - JACOB PETRICKA
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: June 5, 1988, Northfield, Minn. Ht: 6-5. Wt: 195. Resides: Faribault, Minn. Acquired: Selected in second round, June 2010 first-year player draft.
Named seventh-best prospect in White Sox organization by Baseball America.... Combined for 2-5 record, 3.04 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 17 games, including 8 starts, with Bristol and Kannapolis in 2010.... Drafted 63rd overall after pitching two season at Indiana State University.... Bumped his strikeouts per 9 innings from 5.30 in 2009 to 10.10 in 2010.... Good fastball, 91-96 mph.
No. 35 - ADDISON REED
Bats: Left Throws: R. Born: Dec. 27, 1988, Montclair, Calif. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 220. Resides: Etiwanda, Calif. Acquired: Selected in third round, June 2010 first-year player draft.
Went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 13 appearances with Great Falls in 2010.... Ranked by Baseball America as having the best secondary pitch in the White Sox 2010 draft class.... Compiled an 8-2 record with a 2.50 ERA in 11 starts for San Diego State University in 2010.... Averaged 13.2 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched last season.
No. 25 - STEVEN UPCHURCH
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Sept. 14, 1989, Mobile, Ala. Ht: 6-5. Wt: 190. Resides: Mobile, Ala. Acquired: Selected in 12th round, June 2008 first-year player draft.
Went 4-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 15 starts with Great Falls in 2010.... Ranked second in innings pitched and fourth in ERA in Pioneer League last season.... Made 13 starts and had one complete game with Bristol in 2009.... Appeared in seven games and had four starts with Bristol in 2008.
No. 9 - JACOB WILSON
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Aug. 12, 1987, Corpus Christi, Texas. Ht: 6-0. Wt: 175. Resides: Corpus Christi, Texas. Acquired: Selected in 32nd round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Compiled a 6-2 won-lost record with 3.62 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 23 games (32.1 innings pitched) with Great Falls in 2010.... Went 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 14 games (20 innings) with Great Falls in 2009.
No. 32 - MIKE BLANKE
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Oct. 17, 1988, Granby, Quebec, Canada. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 230. Resides: Melbourne, Fla. Acquired: Selected in 14th round, June 2010 first-year player draft.
2010: Named Most Valuable Player at advanced rookie Great Falls after hitting .329 with seven home runs and 43 RBI in his pro debut. ... Named to Pioneer League All-Star Team. ... tied for third in the league in doubles with 20 and ranked eighth in batting average. ... Rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Player and Best Late Round Pick in the White Sox 2010 draft class.... Attended St. Petersburg College and the University of Tampa. ... Named first team All-Sunshine State Conference and 2010 South Regional MVP and selected to South Regional All-Tournament team.
No. 27 - KEVIN DUBLER
Bats: Left. Throws: R.. Born: Feb. 18, 1987, Downers Grove, Ill. Ht: 6-0. Wt: 205. Resides: Downers Grove, Ill. Acquired: Selected in eighth round, June 2008 first-year player draft.
Hit .223 in 2009 with seven doubles and 11 RBI in 42 games with advanced rookie Great Falls.... Made his professional debut in 2008 at advanced rookie Bristol.... Attended Illinois State University, hitting .358 with nine home runs, 56 RBI and 47 runs scored in 52 games in 2008. ... Semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award. ... Played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2007. ... First-team All-Missouri Valley Conference in 2007 and Second-Team Midwest All-Region.
No. 40 - DAN BLACK Bats: S. Throws: R. Born: July 2, 1987, Indianapolis, Ind. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 230. Resides: Carmel, Ind. Acquired: Selected in 14th round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Hit .288 with 15 doubles, six home runs and 33 RBI in 57 games last season with advanced rookie Bristol. ... Led team and finished eighth in the Appalachian League with a .466 on-base percentage. ... Ranked second on team in hits, home runs, RBI and total bases (97). ... Made his pro debut in 2009 with Bristol before being promoted to Kannapolis. Attended Purdue University, where he led the Boilermakers in home runs in 2009 and 2008. ... Tied the Big Ten Championship record with three home runs in a single game and set a championship record with five homers in four games in 2008. ... Graduated from Carmel (Ind.) High School, where he was All-Conference and All-County all four years.
No. 6 - Kyle Eveland
Bats: R. Throws: R. Ht: 5-10. Wt: 175. Born: April 11, 1987. Resides: Palmdale, Calif. Acquired: Free agent, 2011.
Hit .239 with 10 doubles, 1 home run and 14 RBI in 37 games with Traverse City of the independent Frontier League in
2010.... Hit .266 with 4 doubles and 9 RBI in 25 games with Sioux Falls in 2009.... Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 43rd round in 2005.... Brother is major leaguer Dana Eveland, who played with Toronto and Pittsburgh last season.
No. 22 - JAKE OESTER
Bats: R. Throws: R.. Born: July 22, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio. Ht: 6-1. Wt: 190. Resides: Cincinnati, Ohio. Acquired: Signed as free agent.
Made professional debut with Kannapolis in 2010 and went 1 for 3 in his first game.... Hit .207 with 2 home runs and 21 RBI in 72 games with Kannapolis last season. ... Played four seasons with University of Toledo, where he was a teammate of Justin Collop.... His father, Ron Oester, played 13 seasons for the Reds and is their minor league infield instructor.
No. 18 - JUAN SILVERIO
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: April 18, 1991, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Ht: 6-1. Wt: 175. Resides: Santiago, Dominican Republic. Acquired: Signed as a free agent, August 2007.
Combined to hit .228 with 21 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs and 40 RBI in 83 games with Kannapolis and Great Falls in 2010.... Played 2009 with the White Sox of the Dominican Summer League, hitting .321 with 11 doubles, 10 triples and 8 homers in 61 games.... Made professional debut in 2008 as seventh-most highly rated prospect in White Sox system.... Struggled at Bristol, where he hit .224.
No. 37 - RAFAEL VERA
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Nov. 21, 1987, Caracas, Venezuela. Ht: 6-1. Wt: 180. Resides: Sarasota, Fla. Acquired: Obtained from Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations April 30, 2010.
Spent 2009 with Class A Mahoning Valley and 2008 with the Gulf Coast Indians. ... Overall has hit .265 in 184 games in three seasons as a pro.... Best average came at Great Falls last season (.286).
No. 2 - ROSS WILSON
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: Nov. 9, 1988, Montgomery, Ala. Ht: 5-11. Wt: 188. Resides: Hoover, Ala. Acquired: Selected in 10th round, June 2010 first-year player draft.
Made professional debut last season with Great Falls, hitting .289 with 2 home runs and 34 RBI in 65 games. ... Hit .277 with 8 doubles, 9 homers and 47 RBI in 2010 at the University of Alabama.... Named first team All-SEC in 2009 as a sophomore....Brother, John Parker, is a quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons.... Father played for the Boston Red Sox organization.... Was featured on MTV's "Two-A-Days" in high school.
No. 26 - KENNY GILBERT
Bats: L. Throws: L. Ht: 6-2. Wt: 185. Born: Feb. 6, 1989. Resides: Dallas, Texas. Acquired: Selected in ninth round of June 2007 first-year player draft.
Hit .363 with 16 doubles and 55 RBI in 55 games with independent Laredo last season.... In 2009 split time between Great Falls and Evansville of the independent Frontier League.... Played with Bristol in 2007 and 2008.
No. 14 - RYAN HAMME
Bats: Left Throws: R. Born: March 13, 1987, Wilmington, N.C. Ht: 6-4. Wt: 205. Resides: Wilmington, N.C. Acquired: Selected in 31st round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Combined to hit .286 with 4 home runs and 31 RBI in 60 games between Great Falls and Kannapolis in 2010.... Hit .278 with 24 RBI in 61 games with Great Falls in 2009.... Had a 3-6 record with a 6.45 ERA as a pitcher in 2009 at Campbell University.... Graduated from Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, N.C.
No. 21 - BRADY SHOEMAKER
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: May 10, 1987, Terre Haute, Ind. Ht: 6-0. Wt: 200. Resides: Brazil, Ind. Acquired: Selected in 19th round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Hit .293 with 23 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 96 games with Kannapolis in 2010.... Ranked sixth in the South Atlantic League in slugging (.473) and seventh in on-base percentage (.381).... Began his pro career at Bristol in 2009 with a 28-game hitting streak.... Named to Appalachian league All-Star team in 2009.... Finished the 2009 year playing eight games with Class AAA Charlotte.
No. 24 - TRAYCE THOMPSON
Bats: R. Throws: R. Born: March 15, 1991, Ladera Ranch, Calif. Ht: 6-3. Wt: 195. Resides: Ladera Ranch, Calif. Acquired: Selected in second round, June 2009 first-year player draft.
Enters the 2011 season ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the White Sox organization by Baseball America.... Hit .229 with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs and 21 RBI in 58 games with Kannapolis last season.... Made professional debut in 2009 with Bristol and Great Falls, hitting a combined .198.... Father, Mychal, was first overall pick in 1977 NBA draft and won two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.... Brother Klay plays basketball at Washington State University.... Hit home runs in back-to-back at-bats vs. Delmarva May 12, 2010.... Broke his right hand being hit by a pitch May 31 and missed 71 games.