Sox April Report Card: Good, Bad, Mostly Ugly

61282305.jpgThe April results were ugly. A 10-18 record and nine games behind the first place Indians. So, how have things gone on an individual basis? Bet you can guess.

PITCHERS
Mark Buehrle — 1-3 mark with a 5.12 ERA, but offense and pen have hurt him…Grade: C
Jesse Crain —  0-1 with a fine 1.50 ERA, but has been inconsistent…Grade: C
John Danks — 0-4, 3.92 and should have three wins…Grade: C
Gavin Floyd — 3-1, 3.60 and best record among the starters…Grade: B
Jeff Gray — 0-0, 3.48…Hard to judge, but has been decent in mop-up role…Grade: C
Phil Humber — 2-3, 3.06…Has been a huge surprise, near no-hitter vs. Yanks…Grade: B+
Edwin Jackson — 2-3, 5.86…Up and down, teased us in home opener. Grade: C
Will Ohman — 0-0, 8.31…Brutal start, better lately…Grade: C-
Tony Pena — 0-1, 9.64…I never feel you can count on him…Grade: F
Chris Sale — 2-0, 5.91…Sophomore jinx, has a lot to learn…Grade: C-
Sergio Santos — 0-0, 0.00…Brilliant, still hasn’t allowed a run in 2011…Grade: A
Matt Thornton — 0-2, 8.64, four blown saves…Awful, seems to have lost magic…Grade: F


CATCHERS

Ramon Castro — 1 HR, 2 RBI, .261…Expecting more from reliable backup…Grade: C-
A.J. Pierzynski — 1, 11, .264…Like everyone else in lineup, need more…Grade: C+


INFIELDERS

Gordon Beckham — 2, 9, .194…Thought to be special, but now who knows?…Grade: F
Adam Dunn — 2, 10, .160…Appendectomy or not, a huge disappointment…Grade: F
Paul Konerko — 6, 19, .286…It’s certainly not the captain’s fault…Grade: A-
Brent Morel, 0, 7, .203…Was hoping for better in rookie campaign…Grade: D
Alexei Ramirez, 3, 10, .265…Better start than in past, a bit shaky at short…Grade: B-
Mark Teahen — 1, 3, .282…Decent at bat, surprisingly good in field…Grade: B-
Omar Vizquel – 0, 2, .276…A joy to watch, so glad we have him…Grade: B


OUTFIELDERS
Brent Lillibridge — 2, 3, .320…the NY legend has been solid in backup role…Grade: B+
Juan Pierre – 7 RBI, 5 SB…Not getting it done offensively or defensively…Grade: D
Carlos Quentin — 6, 17, .294…Along with Paulie, only offensive bright spots…Grade: A-
Alex Rios — 1, 6, .163…2009 form won’t cut it…He’s been horrible…Grade: F

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                                Santos earns only solid “A” on April report card

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