Meet White Sox prospect Josh Phegley

Meet White Sox prospect Josh Phegley
March 25, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Name: Josh Phegley
Age: 25  |  Pos: C
Ht: 5-10  |  Wt: 210
Drafted: 2009, 1st round (supplemental)
Projected arrival: September 2013
Quick hits
Dream car: McLaren GTR
Indiana NCAA Tourney prediction: “They had a rough one (Sunday) but I hope all the way.”
Favorite cartoon character: Wile E Coyote
Last meal: “A pretty healthy steak”
Listening to: Dave Matthews Band, lots of 80s
What animal would you be: Giraffe, “I think it’d be cool to just be that tall and lanky. I’ve never been either.”

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Indiana University product has strong arm that has allowed him to throw out 48 percent of basestealers during his pro career; won the Rawlings Gold Glove for play behind the plate. Has power at the plate and can drive mistake pitches.
Although he has a great arm, he can be stiff at times behind the plate. Lacks the bat speed to hit a pitcher’s good fastballs; also lacks patience and his low career on-base means he’ll likely hit low in any order.

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He said it
What he took from big league camp: “The thing I got from it this year is just the level of play that’s up there and I’m getting confident in myself being able to play at that level. Seeing those guys a few years, and they’re getting to know me more and building relationships, I just kind of see myself more and more playing on that team and helping them win.”
*Strengths and weaknesses are courtesy of the “Baseball America Prospect Handbook.”