Category: Affiliate Visits

AZL White Sox Weekly Report: 7/16 to 7/19

AZL White Sox Weekly Report: 7/16 to 7/19
This was a short week for the AZL White Sox who were off Monday and Tuesday before facing the Diamondbacks on Wednesday and the Cubs on Thursday. In both games played this week, the White Sox fell short, piling up an 0-2 record heading into this weekend’s match ups. Despite the losing record, there were... Read more »

AZL White Sox Weekend Wrap-Up

AZL White Sox Weekend Wrap-Up
The AZL White Sox finished their weekend earning a record of 2-1 with both of their wins coming in one run games. Aside from finishing the weekend with a winning record, this span of three games also featured plenty of excitement for White Sox fans. On Friday night, Nick Madrigal picked up his first hit... Read more »

AZL White Sox Game Report: White Sox lose to Dbacks 5-1 in an eventful night

AZL White Sox Game Report: White Sox lose to Dbacks 5-1 in an eventful night
GLENDALE, Ariz – The Arizona League White Sox had a very eventful night on Thursday in a game that involved Ian Clarkin throwing another rehab start, 2018 33rd round draft pick Bryce Bush making his professional debut, and Nick Madrigal back in the lineup. The Sox might’ve lost this one, but it was still an... Read more »
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AZL White Sox Game Report: 6th inning rally leads to win, updates on Madrigal & Walker

AZL White Sox Game Report: 6th inning rally leads to win, updates on Madrigal & Walker
GLENDALE, Ariz – The White Sox bats were kept quiet for most of this game until the sixth inning when they piled on five runs to take the lead and never looked back. Before the sixth, the team had a total of four hits, but during their rally they would string together six consecutively that... Read more »

AZL White Sox Downed in Extras, Lose to Royals 7-6

AZL White Sox Downed in Extras, Lose to Royals 7-6
SURPRISE, Ariz – The AZL White Sox looked to build off of a walk-off win from their previous game. However, they would be on the opposite end of a walk-off on Saturday night as they were beaten 7-6 by the Royals in 10 innings. Ian Clarkin, on an injury regab assignment, took the mound for... Read more »

Nick Madrigal Makes Professional Debut in Arizona Rookie League

Nick Madrigal Makes Professional Debut in Arizona Rookie League
GLENDALE, Ariz – After successfully reaching the pinnacle of the college baseball world, White Sox 2018 first round draft pick Nick Madrigal made his professional debut on Thursday night for the Arizona Rookie League (AZL) affiliate. Madrigal was placed at the top of the lineup and played shortstop for his first game as a member... Read more »
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Prospect Focus: Tyler Johnson

Prospect Focus: Tyler Johnson
By Dan Victor NOTE: This article was written by Dan Victor, as a guest of FutureSox. Dan is a regular at games in North Carolina, especially Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, where he can often be seen with a radar gun in the scout seats. He also writes for the site Scouting the Sally. In a system... Read more »

Prospect Focus: Gavin Sheets

Prospect Focus: Gavin Sheets
Looking down the tunnel from the dugout steps, it’s hard to miss the ballplayer sauntering out of the clubhouse. The light, staccato sound of cleats on concrete deceives. As he comes into the light, player number 24 immediately projects the image of a power-hitting first base prospect. That’s what he was drafted as and, built... Read more »

Road Trip: A Guide to Watching the Minor League Affiliates

Road Trip: A Guide to Watching the Minor League Affiliates
Having become a part of FutureSox in the offseason, it had been a number of years since I’d attended a minor league game. Being new to the team, I felt it was imperative to amass as much knowledge as possible about the minor league system. To that end, I made the trek down to Victory... Read more »
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Emptying the Notebook: A-ball pitchers

Emptying the Notebook: A-ball pitchers
I already wrote up focus pieces on two key starting pitching prospects based on my trip through the A-ball affiliates – you can read all about Dylan Cease and Kade McClure. But I saw two other starters and a bunch of relievers in four games at Winston-Salem and Kannapolis, and they deserve some attention as... Read more »
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