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Many sports fans will be focused on this year’s NBA Draft, which takes place tonight in Newark, N.J. How would the Dash fit into this year’s draft class? Let’s find out:
Trayce Thompson = Kentucky F Anthony Davis
The top prospect on the Dash’s roster, Thompson comes from a basketball background. His father Mychal was the first overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft by Portland, and his brothers Klay and Mychel both have NBA experience. Davis will almost certainly join the list of top overall picks tonight when New Orleans makes the first selection.
Carlos Sanchez = Florida SG Bradley Beal
Sanchez is thriving as a 19-year-old in the Carolina League, while Beal is the target of many teams in the top 5 of the NBA Draft despite the fact that he turned 19 today. Both of these men have certainly piqued scouts’ interests.
Brady Shoemaker = Kentucky SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
One word describes both of these men: motor. Both Shoemaker and Kidd-Gilchrist work extremely hard and never stop hustling when in the heat of battle. Plus, they are very productive in their respective sports. After all, Shoemaker is a Triple Crown candidate, while MKG is likely a top 5 pick.
Juan Silverio = Syracuse SG Dion Waiters
Both of these guys have plenty of potential while still having some untapped potential. Waiters plays the game with a smooth confidence, which is how Silverio mans third base. Plus, these two look very similar.
Jake Petricka = North Carolina F Harrison Barnes
Both of these young men have been highly touted, yet they have also had to go through some scrutiny based on their play lately. The reality is that both Petricka and Barnes will be solid talents at the next level. They just need to properly develop their abilities.
Michael Earley = Weber State PG Damian Lillard
Earley and Lillard were unknowns to Dash fans and NBA fans, respectively, a year ago. Today, both are extremely important to the fans involved. Earley earned a starting spot on the Carolina League All-Star squad after skipping Low-A, while Lillard was a late bloomer for a mid-major program. Earley is now on the radar of folks in the CL, while Lillard is projected as a top 10 pick in tonight’s draft.
Dan Black = Connecticut C Andre Drummond
This one is pretty simple. Black is big for baseball standards (6’5″, 240 lbs.), and Drummond is a banger inside the paint (6’10″, 270 lbs.).
- Brian and Mike
Winston-Salem boasts the best offense in the Carolina League, with league-leading figures in batting average (.279) and runs per game (5.6). Tomorrow night at BB&T Ballpark, the Dash will have quite an assignment. Frederick right-hander Dylan Bundy, the fourth-overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft, is scheduled to start.
Bundy is 3-2 with a 3.42 earned run average in five High-A starts this season. The Tulsa, Okla., native began his minor league career in Low-A Delmarva, where he did not allow an earned run in 30 innings of work.
This will not be Bundy’s first appearance inside BB&T Ballpark. He tossed a scoreless sixth inning during the California-Carolina League All-Star Game eight days ago.
Winston has a highly-touted prospect taking to the mound, too. Righty Jake Petricka will start for the Dash.
Mike had a chance to chat with Bundy prior to the game Tuesday, and you can listen to that interview below. Also, tickets can be purchased for tomorrow’s game here.
People have asked if the Dash’s pitching staff dresses better than any other in minor league baseball? We’ve already seen the Dash sport some awesome outfits this season.
If you missed it, Nick McCully, Justin Collop and Kyle Bellamy started the trend with these outfits in Lynchburg. A few days later, J.R. Ballinger, Jake Petricka and Chris Bassitt tried their luck with a new wardrobe.
Today, five hurlers may have set a new standard in baseball fashion.
Please give the guys some critiques in the comments section, and we will pass them along. The Dash are looking good on and off the field, that’s for sure.
Three days after a scary incident at Carolina, Dash right-hander Jake Petricka will return to the mound for game one of this afternoon’s doubleheader with the Frederick Keys.
On the fourth pitch of Petricka’s Friday start against the Mudcats, Tyler Holt hit a line drive off Petricka’s right elbow. He tried to stay in the game, but the fifth-best prospect in the White Sox system (according to Baseball America) could not throw a warm-up pitch and headed for the clubhouse.
Petricka had a noticeable bruise on his right elbow after the game, but he said it felt OK after initial pain in the minutes following the play. The righty was aiming to make his next start, and the elbow healed so quickly that he will pitch two days early.
Ryan Buch will start the nightcap this evening against the Keys, with Matt Heidenreich putting his 16-inning scoreless streak on the line Tuesday. Then, Justin Collop takes to the hill Wednesday, and Spencer Arroyo concludes the set Thursday.
Winston-Salem starter Jake Petricka exited Friday night’s game against the Carolina Mudcats after Tyler Holt lined a ball off Petricka’s right elbow.
Holt’s line drive came on Petricka’s fourth pitch of the outing. After trying to walk off the injury for a few moments, Petricka headed briefly for the dugout before walking to the clubhouse.
Fellow right-hander Justin Collop relieved Petricka, who had been pitching well lately. The former second-round pick had worked through six innings in each of last three starts, with the most recent pair of outings resulting in quality starts. Petricka, who is the fifth-best prospect in the White Sox minor league system, entered Friday with a 3-3 record and a 4.50 ERA.
Both Dan Black and Juan Silverio have homered tonight for the Dash, who lead 2-0 in the third inning. Listen live to the action here.
Last week, Kyle Bellamy, Justin Collop and Nick McCully started a very unique trend among Dash pitchers with these incredibly attractive outfits.
Today, three new pitchers raised the ante. Check out (from left to right) J.R. Ballinger, Jake Petricka and Chris Bassitt.
Which trio is better? Let us know in the comments.
It has been a crazy seven days for one of the top prospects in the White Sox organization. Nine days ago, right-hander Jake Petricka found out that he would be needed in Double-A Birmingham Monday for a spot start. The big league club had to play a doubleheader in Cleveland, so some shuffling pushed Petricka up to the Southern League for the first time.
After last Sunday’s victory over Salem, Petricka made the 25-minute drive east to Greensboro and flew to Birmingham. He got to the park Monday afternoon and had to do all of the things that every Dash player has to do at the beginning of the season: take a few pictures, check out the clubhouse for the first time and get a uniform with a new number.
“I kind of felt like the new guy again,” Petricka said.
The Northfield, Minn., native was content with his effort even though he struggled with what he deemed his biggest weakness thus far this season–walks. Petricka issued seven free passes, but he only surrendered three runs in five innings. He escaped multiple jams with minimal damage.
Despite the walks, Petricka was pleased, and he learned a valuable lesson about Double-A hitters. “They adjust really well from pitch to pitch. It doesn’t take them the entire at bat to adjust.”
Even though Petricka and the Barons lost last Monday, the righty sees the White Sox organization cranking out victories in the minor leagues. “Winning always makes it more fun,” Petricka said.
The Dash and the Barons are off to great starts in 2012, and Petricka has now contributed to both squads. And, he is much more prepared to make that jump to Double-A when his name (and new number) is called.
For now, he will take the mound this afternoon with the Dash aiming to regain sole possession of the Carolina League’s top spot.
And remember, winning is more fun, no matter where you are.
If today’s game begins on time at 11 a.m., the Dash will have had a gap of 90 hours and 24 minutes between the end of their last game and the start of this contest. This is because of the off day Monday and consecutive postponements Tuesday and Wednesday.
As a result, the Dash’s rotation gets a bit of a makeover. Spencer Arroyo will start in this morning’s double dip opener, with Jon Bachanov taking to the mound in the second game. In essence, the Dash will use a “Johnny Wholestaff” approach for the second game, but it will be Bachanov starting the game for Winston.
This weekend, three right-handers will go against the best club in the Northern Division–the Lynchburg Hillcats. Ryan Buch toes the rubber in the opener. Matt Heidenreich follows suit Saturday evening. Finally, Jake Petricka, who made his Double-A debut in a spot start Monday, will pitch the finale Sunday.
Once Monday rolls around, Winston-Salem will likely feature another bullpen games with Bachanov to get the call as of now. By Tuesday, we are back in the typical rotation with Arroyo starting for the Dash.
Bachanov takes the spot of Steve McCray, who will head to the bullpen for at least the next week.
The Dash and Keys square off at 11 a.m. I greet you on the air at 10:45 with the “Pre-Game Dash.” Hear from Dash skipper Tommy Thompson and Frederick play-by-play man Adam Pohl (who has a GREAT Tommy story) during our day-long coverage. Talk to you then.
It has been a long few days for one of the top prospects in the White Sox minor league season. While the Dash enjoyed their first off day in four weeks yesterday, right-hander Jake Petricka was busy making his first career Double-A start with Birmingham.
Petricka battled in his Barons debut. He worked five innings and allowed three runs on three hits. The Northfield, Minn., native struck out six and walked seven. Obviously, Petricka won’t be happy about the seven walks, but only allowing three runners to score is very impressive. He made something out of nothing, and for a debut, that’s saying something.
Today, Petricka is traveling yet again. He tweeted this earlier this morning:
“At the airport again, time to rejoin the @WSDashBaseball in Frederick”
It was just a spot start for Petricka, who will be back with the Dash and likely start Saturday at Lynchburg. As a result, he will have to wait another two weeks for his first true off day since the season’s first full week.
The rest of the gang is en route to Maryland right now. It has been raining the entire trip, so we hope to get this one in tonight. Keep it locked here to the Dash Board blog for more information.
The goal in the minor leagues is to earn a promotion to a higher level. This morning, one of the top prospects in the White Sox system earned his first promotion to Double-A.
Right-hander Jake Petricka is heading to Birmingham for the first time in his career. Petricka, the number five prospect in the Sox minor league system, was 2-3 with a 5.62 earned run average in five starts for the Dash this season. All five of the Northfield, Minn., native’s starts came away from home.
Last season, Petricka went 7-8 with a 3.65 earned run average with three different squads–Winston-Salem, Low-A Kannapolis and rookie-level Bristol.
As a result of this move, the Dash’s roster sits at 24, one shy of the Carolina League maximum. It also puts the Dash in a unique spot because Petricka was scheduled to start tomorrow night at Frederick. Winston’s starter for Tuesday is now the ever-popular “TBA.”
Congrats to Jake, who was a pleasure to talk with during his time in Winston-Salem. Despite a few rough innings this season, Petricka has shown many flashes of his great talent in 2012. He will get to continue his efforts in the Southern League.
We’ll keep you posted on a corresponding roster move. The Dash are off today, but they head to Frederick to start a six-game road swing tomorrow.