Sep 26th, 2009

Jon Link

By FutureSox Staff

Traded to the Dodgers with John Ely for Juan Pierre 12/15/09

Position: RH RP
Born: 3/23/84
Ht: 6′1″ Wt: 175
Acquired: Received from San Diego for Rob Mackowiak on July 31, 2007
Career Stats
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FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #17 – 2009 Preseason
  • #13 – 2009 Midseason
  • #22 – 2009 Postseason

Accolades

  • 2009 White Sox Best Slider (Baseball America)

Scouting report
Link has struck out a lot of batters in the minors because he has a very good slider, but his fastball and change are solid offerings as well. His fastball usually sits 93-94 m.p.h. and has some sink on it. His changeup has gotten better, helping him get lefties out, but he walked almost a batter an inning against lefties in 2009 for Charlotte. He has the stuff to pitch in the bigs, but he needs to make strides with his control. Link should contend for a spot in the 2010 bullpen if he proves he can throw more strikes.

Major League Outlook: Average middle reliever
ETA: 2010

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