Non Roster Invitee: Charles Lessman – White Sox

Charles Lessman and Brent Morel both figure to be cut from the roster on Tuesday or Wednesday. It wasn’t that either had a chance they were just showcasing themselves for later this season.

Morel has done everything right and manager Ozzie Guillen has went as far to say he reminded him of a younger Joe Crede with a little less power.  If he can hit like Crede did doing his 05-06 run then the White Sox are fine.

Leesman has been toiling with his grip on the baseball and has upped his velocity from 94 to 96 mph. He put together a fine season at Kannapolis last year going 13-5 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 167.2 innings. His strike out to walk ratio isn’t the best but at 6’4″ and just 23 years of age there is still time left in the minors to refine that for the 2008 draft pick.

With the White Sox having just Daniel Hudson as a fall back there is room for Leesman to earn a spot start or two later this year.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
65 Greg Aquino R/R 6-1 190 01/11/78
66 Ryan Braun R/R 6-1 220 07/29/80
78 Charles Leesman L/L 6-4 210 03/10/87
68 Erick Threets L/L 6-5 240 11/04/81
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
38 Cole Armstrong L/R 6-3 210 08/24/83
81 Miguel Gonzalez R/R 5-11 180 12/03/90
55 Donny Lucy R/R 6-2 205 08/08/82
79 Josh Phegley R/R 5-10 215 02/12/88
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
77 Brent Morel R/R 6-2 220 04/21/87
75 C.J. Retherford R/R 5-10 195 08/14/85
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
76 Jordan Danks L/R 6-4 210 08/07/86
74 Josh Kroeger L/L 6-3 230 08/31/82
80 Jared Mitchell L/L 6-0 205 10/13/88