White Sox Pitchers bred in organization to work fast!


Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd (7-8) made quick work of the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. He took a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing just one run and four hits in seven-plus innings, improving to 5-2 with a 1.06 ERA in his last 11 starts. All in under 2.5 hours. The 6-foot-6 right-hander hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a game since a loss to Texas on June 2.

And Floyd is like many of the other Sox pitchers, and Sox system pitchers- developed to work with speed and efficiency. I recently was on conference call with Sox minor league pitching coordinator Kirk Champion (for more on Champion’s insights into the Sox organization’s top pitching prospects go here) and he discussed the organizational practices regarding this trait.

By Paul M. Banks

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