2012 Chicago White Sox season

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2012 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Eddie Einhorn
General manager(s) Kenny Williams
Manager(s) Robin Ventura
Local television CSN Chicago
CSN+
WGN-TV and WGN America
WCIU-TV
(Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone)
Local radio WSCR
(Ed Farmer, Darrin Jackson)
WNUA HD-2 (Spanish)
(Hector Molina, Billy Russo)[1]
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The 2012 Chicago White Sox season was the club's 113th season in Chicago and 112th in the American League. On October 6, 2011, Robin Ventura was designated to be the new manager.

Offseason[edit]

White Sox GM Kenny Williams called the 2012 season a "rebuilding" year. In doing so, the Sox made some big moves in the offseason by trading away or letting big name free agents leave. Mark Buehrle became a free agent and decided to follow his former manager, Ozzie Guillén, and sign with the Miami Marlins. The White Sox closer during the 2011 season, Sergio Santos, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Left fielder Juan Pierre became a free agent and signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Power hitting right fielder Carlos Quentin, was traded to the San Diego Padres. The White Sox did however sign or acquire young talent. Players like José Quintana, Néstor Molina, Simón Castro, Pedro Hernández, Jhan Mariñez, Héctor Giménez, Damaso Espino, Erik Morrison and Osvaldo Martínez. The White Sox signed former Cub and Indian, Kosuke Fukudome to be the team's fourth outfielder.

Offseason additions and subtractions[edit]

Subtractions Additions
Players LHP Mark Buehrle (signed with Marlins)
RHP Sergio Santos (traded to Blue Jays)
RHP Jason Frasor (traded to Blue Jays)
RHP Josh Kinney (signed with Mariners)
C Ramón Castro (free agent)
C Donny Lucy (retired)
INF Omar Vizquel (signed with Blue Jays)
OF Juan Pierre (signed with Phillies)
OF Carlos Quentin (traded to Padres)
OF Lastings Milledge (signed with NPB Tokyo Yakult Swallows)
LHP Donnie Veal* (Minor League free agent)
LHP José Quintana* (Minor League free agent)
LHP Eric Stults** (Minor League free agent)
RHP Néstor Molina* (traded from Blue Jays)
RHP Simón Castro* (traded from Padres)
LHP Pedro Hernández* (traded from Padres)
RHP Myles Jaye* (traded from Blue Jays)
RHP Daniel Webb* (traded from Blue Jays)
LHP Scott Olsen* (Minor League free agent)
RHP Jhan Mariñez* (compensation from Marlins)
C Héctor Giménez** (Minor League free agent)
C Damaso Espino** (Minor League free agent)
1B Dan Johnson** (Minor League free agent)
2B Erik Morrison* (Minor League free agent)
SS Osvaldo Martínez (compensation from Marlins)
INF Ray Olmedo** (Minor League free agent)
INF Corey Smith* (Minor League free agent)
OF Delwyn Young** (Minor League free agent)
OF Kosuke Fukudome (free agent)
Personnel Manager Ozzie Guillén† (released)
Bench coach Joey Cora† (released)
Hitting coach Greg Walker (released)
Third base coach Jeff Cox (released)
Manager Robin Ventura
Bench coach Mark Parent
Hitting coach Jeff Manto
Third base coach Joe McEwing
†Player released during 2011 season
*Player spent entire 2011 season in Minor Leagues
**Player was Non-Roster Invitee to Spring Training (not on 40-man Roster)

2012 Top prospects[edit]

# Player Position Top 100 Rank MLB Rank 2012 Starting Team (Level)
1
Addison Reed
Right-handed pitcher
66
92
Majors
2
Néstor Molina
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
AA
3
Simón Castro
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
AA
4
Trayce Thompson
Outfielder
-
-
High A
5
Jacob Petricka
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
High A
6
Keenyn Walker
Outfielder
-
-
Low A
7
Jhan Mariñez
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
AAA
8
Tyler Saladino
Shortstop
-
-
AA
9
Juan Silverio
Third baseman
-
-
High A
10
Osvaldo Martínez
Shortstop
-
-
AAA

* According to Baseball America Top 100 Prospects[2]

* According to 2012 Prospect Watch[3]

* Top 10 White Sox prospects via Baseball America[4]

Transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League Central[edit]

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 50–31 38–43
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 3 45–36 40–41
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 16 37–44 35–46
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 20 37–44 31–50
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 22 31–50 35–46


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 13–5 6–2 4–4 3–3 5–4 2–7 5–2 9–9 4–5 8–1 10–8 2–5 11–7 11–7
Boston 5–13 6–2 5–3 5–5 4–3 0–6 4–3 5–13 1–8 5–4 9–9 2–6 7–11 11–7
Chicago 2–6 2–6 11–7 6–12 6–12 3–5 14–4 5–2 3–3 8–1 4–3 6–3 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 4–4 3–5 7–11 10–8 8–10 5–4 6–12 1–5 2–8 4–4 4–4 4–5 2–4 8–10
Detroit 3–3 5–5 12–6 8–10 13–5 5–5 10–8 4–6 4–3 1–5 5–2 3–7 4–2 11–7
Kansas City 4–5 3–4 12–6 10–8 5–13 4–5 7–11 3–4 5–4 1–7 4–2 4–5 2–6 8–10
Los Angeles 7–2 6–0 5–3 4–5 5–5 5–4 6–3 4–5 9–10 11–8 1–9 10–9 4–4 12–6
Minnesota 2–5 3–4 4–14 12–6 8–10 11–7 3–6 3–4 4–5 2–8 1–5 2–8 2–5 9–9
New York 9–9 13–5 2–5 5–1 6–4 4–3 5–4 4–3 5–5 6–3 8–10 4–3 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 8–1 3–3 8–2 3–4 4–5 10–9 5–4 5–5 12–7 5–4 11–8 5–4 10–8
Seattle 1–8 4–5 1–8 4–4 5–1 7–1 8–11 8–2 3–6 7–12 4–6 9–10 6–3 8–10
Tampa Bay 8–10 9–9 3–4 4–4 2–5 2–4 9–1 5–1 10–8 4–5 6–4 5–4 14–4 9–9
Texas 5–2 6–2 3–6 5–4 7–3 5–4 9–10 8–2 3–4 8–11 10–9 4–5 6–3 14–4
Toronto 7–11 11–7 4–6 4–2 2–4 6–2 4–4 5–2 7–11 4–5 3–6 4–14 3–6 9–9


Detailed records and runs scored/allowed[edit]

Opponent Home Away Total Pct. Runs scored Runs allowed
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 1–3 1–3 2–6 .250 31 35
Boston Red Sox 1–3 1–3 2–6 .250 20 45
New York Yankees 3–0 2–2 5–2 .714 38 28
Tampa Bay Rays 1–3 3–0 4–3 .571 24 26
Toronto Blue Jays 3–3 3–1 6–4 .600 45 41
9–12 10–9 19–21 .475 158 175
AL Central
Cleveland Indians 5–4 6–3 11–7 .611 120 73
Detroit Tigers 5–4 1–8 6–12 .333 69 84
Kansas City Royals 3–6 3–6 6–12 .333 52 78
Minnesota Twins 7–2 7–2 14–4 .778 113 77
20–16 17–19 37–35 .514 364 310
AL West
Los Angeles Angels 2–1 1–4 3–5 .375 30 36
Oakland Athletics 2–1 1–2 3–3 .500 26 22
Seattle Mariners 5–1 3–0 8–1 .889 55 38
Texas Rangers 3–0 3–3 6–3 .667 46 27
12–3 8–9 20–12 .625 157 123
Interleague
Chicago Cubs 1–2 3–0 4–2 .667 27 20
Houston Astros 1–2 0–0 1–2 .333 22 20
Los Angeles Dodgers 0–0 1–2 1–2 .333 12 13
Milwaukee Brewers 2–1 0–0 2–1 .667 9 7
St. Louis Cardinals 0–0 1–2 1–2 .333 9 7
4–5 5–4 9–9 .500 79 67

Season summary[edit]