Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red Sox To Sign Sean White

Today, the Red Sox made potentially the least meaningful move this offseason-- signing reliever Sean White to a minor league deal. White has spent some time in the majors, he played with the Mariners in 2007, 2009, and 2010, but he spent 2011 with the Rockies' AAA affiliate. In AAA this year, he didn't have a whole lot of success at 4-2/5.68/54. His peripherals showed that he pretty much deserved that too with a 4.77 FIP and a terrible 1.1 K:BB ratio. He pitched for a decent 5.90 K/9 but an awful 5.36 BB/9. He wasn't very good with the Mariners in 2010 either at just 0-1/5.24/15. His FIP of 4.68 and xFIP of 4.55 showed that he was a bit unlucky but his 3.93 K/9 were just terrible. His last (and only) good year was in 2009, when he went 3-2/2.80/28 in 52 games. He doesn't strike out anybody, but I suppose if he excels this spring, he could compete for that last spot in the bullpen.


  1. I am a Seattle Mariners fan. Sean White had a great 2009, and was the team's "unsung hero" as voted by the BBWA chapter. He was hurt in 2010, so of course his numbers were poor. His delivery was "changed" for the worse by poor coaching at Colorado Springs in 2011. If he is healthy and gets good coaching, he should do well in 2012.