Quick notes on Jaye and Webb (the Frasor return)

Quick notes on Jaye and Webb (the Frasor return)
January 6, 2012, 11:10 pm
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The Wizard passed on these notes from Baseball America today on Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb, the two minor leaguers the Sox acquired from Toronto in exchange for Jason Frasor. The BA post is from New Year's Day, but it's not like the White Sox are making any brilliant trades today or anything, so here goes:

On Jaye: "Tall and lean, Jaye has an athletic delivery. His fastball has good sink to it, but his secondary stuff is a work in progress. He has shown feel for a changeup and started working with a slider in pro ball after using a curve in high school. Jaye offers intriguing upside but is several years away."

On Webb: "He has a good pitcher's frame and a live arm that produces a plus fastball, but most scouts think he'll eventually move to the bullpen because of his slingy arm action and lack of command. He shows feel for a changeup, but his curveball still needs work."

The post includes notes on the backgrounds of Jaye and Webb, so be sure to check it out.

Both players seem to be prototypical low-level minor league prospects: They both have good fastballs but need to put in a lot of work on their offspeed stuff.

I'm less intrigued by Webb than I am by Jaye -- it sounds like Jaye at least has a chance to start so long as he can develop and refine his breaking ball. He's only 20 and, if he can succeed in Kannapolis andor Winston-Salem this year, could begin to insert himself in discussions involving decent pitching prospects in the White Sox system (of which there are few).