FanPost

White Sox Minor League Update

Sickels in 2004:

Gavin Floyd, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies
Bats: R Throws: R HT: 6-6 WT: 210 DOB: January 27, 1983

Gavin Floyd had some bouts of inconsistency in 2003, but he remains one of the top
pitching prospects in the minor leagues. His ratios: K/BB +26 percent, K/IP +9 percent,
H/IP +2 percent. Compared to 2002, his strikeout rate was about the same, while his H/IP
deteriorated, though that can be a flukey stat. His K/BB actually improved. Some people
observers said his fastball didn’t have quite as much life last year as it did in ’02, but his
velocity was still above average, and curveball and changeup improved. He had some
mechanical problems (traced to trying too hard to imitate Kevin Millwood), but it’s not supposed to be a major issue. Floyd gets his Double-A test in ’04, and I don’t have any
reason to think he won’t succeed, given all the standard warnings about young pitcher
unpredictability. He remains a Grade A- prospect.

SouthSideSox is a community driven site. As such, users are able to express their thoughts and opinions in a FanPost, such as this one, which represents the views of this particular fan, but not necessarily the entire community or SouthSideSox editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join South Side Sox

You must be a member of South Side Sox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at South Side Sox. You should read them.

Join South Side Sox

You must be a member of South Side Sox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at South Side Sox. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker