White Sox Acquire Blake Tekotte

5:28pm: The Padres will receive right-hander Brandon Kloess as the player to be named later in the deal, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports (via Twitter).  Kloess, 28 in December, split time between Double-A and Triple-A last season in the White Sox's system.  In total, Kloess posted a 2.69 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in three starts and 34 relief appearances.

3:37pm: The White Sox have acquired Blake Tekotte from the Padres for a player to be named later, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). San Diego designated the speedy outfielder for assignment last week.

Tekotte, 25, has hit .163/.226/.224 in 55 plate appearances for the Padres over the last two years. He's a .269/.355/.445 career hitter at the minor league level. Baseball America ranked Tekotte as San Diego's 15th best prospect before the season in their Prospect Handbook, saying he "makes enough contact against lefties and fields well enough to remain relevant as a potential center-field regular"

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  1. jwsox 3 years ago

    4th OF? doubt this is a precursor to a bigger Deaza, or vicedio trade but hey a guy can dream

    • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

      De Aza, sure, if you are willing to let Danks/Tekotte fight for the CF job, but DO NOT trade Viciedo. Dude is a poor mans Frank Thomas, with defensive value.

      • durf81 3 years ago

        If by poor man you mean have about 100 points less in OBP and only match Frank in SLG against LHP, then sure.

        • jwsox 3 years ago

          First full season in the bigs give him a break.

          • durf81 3 years ago

            Saying that Viciedo isn’t going to be close to the greatest hitter in White Sox history is not being harsh…Viciedo’s ceiling is a .320 OBP with excellent slugging against LHP and decent slugging against RHP. Good player, but not great.

        • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

          Calm down, I meant his ceiling. Obviously in his 1st full season he isn’t going to set the world on fire. But he should be a monster in his prime.

      • JimBaily 3 years ago

        I think I’d stretch “poor mans” into ‘homeless man’ for this analogy.

      • jwsox 3 years ago

        Knowing the whitesox like we both do you know they would hand the cf job over to wise for one season. Or call up Mitchell

      • jwsox 3 years ago

        Trade de aza along with Floyd or Quintana some cash and another prospect and call up Mitchell he has a very good year in AA and AAA last season. He does not hit for a great average but gets on base has solid power and can steal bases.

        • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

          I’d put Trayce Thompson and Jordan Danks above Mitchell. I’d hardly say Mitchell’s .237 AVG and almost 200 Ks last year was a “very good year”. It was an improvement over 2011, sure, but Thompson skyrocketed way past Mitchell with his 25 HR, 96 RBI and 21 SB in 24 attempts. And Thompson is only 21. Mitchell’s window is closing fast with Thompson and Danks ahead of him, and Walker and Hawkins exploding on to the scene in the lower levels. I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see Mitchell traded this offseason.

          • jwsox 3 years ago

            Thompson while I love his power is not THAT much better while Thompson hits for a better average, all be it only slightly better, Mitchell gets on base better and has a speed game. Both very good players. Both could very easily fit into the whitesox majors next season with Thompson playing right if rios is traded( I think we can both agree he needs to be traded, sell high)

            As for danks his time has passed. Which is exactly why the org chose wise over him in August and September. He is a 4th of at best.

          • slidingintobase 3 years ago

            I don’t think either will be close next year. Both strike out way too much. Long term status of each is up in the air.

          • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

            Neither have a spot on the team anyway. The 2013 OF as of now is Viciedo-De Aza-Rios with Danks and Tekotte as backups.

          • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

            I think you are forgetting that Mitchell is already 24 years old. Danks is 26. Neither will ever be a starting quality OF. Thompson has a much higher ceiling than both. Again, Thompson is only 21. Thompson hits for higher AVG, is a TON of power for a CF (and more than Mitchell), and while Mitchell may have more raw speed, Thompson is a great basestealer. Both stole 21 bags, Mitchell was CS twice as often. I really don’t think you will find a single publication that would put Mitchell higher on a prospect list than Thompson. Trayce will start the year in AA, and will no doubt finish in AAA. He should be major league ready by 2014,

          • Jonathan Hyman 3 years ago

            Not saying you’re wrong about Danks or Mitchell, but you do realize that the prime age in baseball is 27/28-33, right?

          • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

            I’d say it’s more 26-31, but what’s your point? Player’s usually don’t all the sudden go from mediocre prospects to good major leaguers when they hit their prime. But players who are already really solid prospects at 21 (Thompson) have a damn good chance of being a good player when they enter their primes.

          • lolpods 3 years ago

            jordan danks is not a major league player.

        • johnnycomelately9 3 years ago

          Sounds like Tekotte

  2. D.J. Wilson 3 years ago

    Thats my dude, went to the U!

  3. The 2009 Midwest League Champion Fort Wayne TinCaps are reuniting in the White Sox organization apparently.

    • johnnycomelately9 3 years ago

      Winningest minor league team EVER. Not a bad thought by the Whitesox but, Tekotte wasn’t the primary reason they won so many games

  4. dvmin98 3 years ago

    Tekotte has some pop and speed, but we already had a full outfield, along with the platoon in right. Plus Amarista can fill in as well.

  5. mgsports 3 years ago

    Amarista is the starting 2b for the Padres. More likely that Rois is Traded for a 3B.

    • Beersy 3 years ago

      Gyorko or Forsythe will be the starting 2nd baseman for the Padres in 2013, not Amarista. He will be a super sub, playing everywhere expect catcher and 1st.

      • D.J. Wilson 3 years ago

        Everywhere execpt C, 1B, AND Pitcher.

        • Beersy 3 years ago

          To be honest with you, I left pitcher out on purpose just to see if someone would reply back with “pitcher”. You didn’t disappoint D.J. :)

          • D.J. Wilson 3 years ago

            Hahaha nice. I have known Alexi personally for a long time and when I saw just C and 1B, I lol’ed because he would probably be the shortest pitcher ever. He is about 5″6 1/2

          • JimBaily 3 years ago

            What does knowing him have to do with anything?

          • UrsaMajor 3 years ago

            “He is about 5″6 1/2″
            He’s about 5 inches 6 1/2 !!??? Zounds, that IS short.
            Straight out of This is Spinal Tap.

            And no, I don’t know him personally…..

    • Antonio Nicarelli 3 years ago

      I would LOVE to see Rios traded for a 3B. I think he is due for another down season. Maybe while we are talking to the Padres, we can get them to give up Headley – I’d give Quintana. But this guy Tekotte would seem to be behind Danks on the depth chart.

      • jwsox 3 years ago

        Rios-Quintana-Molina-and cash for either gyorko or headley

      • johnnycomelately9 3 years ago

        White sox should try to get Darnell from the padres too. He’s a pretty solid prospect but buried in the 3b competition with the pads. Only shot at play is in a corner and he prob can’t beat out the other options but can play

  6. Was a hell of a prospect a few years back. Looks like he’s having trouble hitting in the upper levels, needs to cut the strikeouts back. Hopefully he improves his second season in AAA and becomes a usable commodity. Nice low-risk, high reward type of pick up.

  7. Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

    This 4th OF will put us over the top. Rick Hahn is a genius!!! /sarcasm

    • Michael Kenny Jr. 3 years ago

      You seem to think this will be Rick’s only move of the offseason.

      • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

        For some reason my snarky response never showed up earlier, so I will instead just point out it WAS A JOKE. I’m sure Hahn will do a great job this offseason.

    • JimBaily 3 years ago

      I see where you put the word :sarcasm” at the end of your post, I guess M Kenny missed it.

    • slidingintobase 3 years ago

      sure, every trade should be a blockbuster / sarcasm

  8. Guest 3 years ago

    Woo, another outfield prospect whose value has plummeted!

  9. JimBaily 3 years ago

    Look out Tigers.

  10. UrsaMajor 3 years ago

    Kloess, but no cigar.

    • johnnycomelately9 3 years ago

      Tell us about Kloess? Numbers look great but we haven’t heard anything about him

  11. Don Merkle 3 years ago

    ..Blake is from Columbia Missouri..Hickman High School. School I went to. I know Jack Tekotte ,his uncle. Blake received Scholarship from Miami U. And played baseball there..

  12. CWS_FAN 3 years ago

    I used ti go crazy with this stuff. I then got smart and just enjoy the game until they lose. Especially when the bull pen blows the lead for a loss. Then I have a relapse.

  13. Don Merkle 3 years ago

    ..Blake is from Columbia Missouri..Hickman High School. School I went to. I know Jack Tekotte ,his uncle. Blake received Scholarship from Miami U. And played baseball there..

  14. NRD1138 3 years ago

    So the Sox desperately need a third baseman, but instead are trading for OF’s when they already have a ton of them in the Minors? UGH, so much for improving the systems. If the Sox would go after 3rd baseman like they go after OFs the Sox would not have a 3rd base problem right now.

    • Joey Doughnuts 3 years ago

      Calm down, it’s a minor leaguer for minor leaguer move. Kloess was not some trade chip we just burned.

  15. No trading Rios but I personally think this trade adds depth and options but they desperately need speed at the top of the lineup

  16. ultimatehitcoach 3 years ago

    this is the best thing we come up with? just shoot me

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