Category: Focus

Things to Dream On

Things to Dream On
“He’s physically gifted, he moves very well, good hands, strong arm, very mature for his age. Nice polished swing. He’s got some power potential. Certainly a lot of things to dream on and look forward to in the future with him,” said White Sox Director of Player Development Chris Getz when asked about 2018 fourth... Read more »

The Improbable Path of Omar Narvaez

The Improbable Path of Omar Narvaez
With the White Sox giving up Kevan Smith on the waiver wire, Omar Narvaez‘ listing on the 2019 Opening Day roster has gone from pencil to ink. It’s yet another achievement in a long line of improbable successes for the Major League catcher. Omar’s story of professional progression is one for the books. A quiet... Read more »

Regaining Control of a Disappointing Season

Regaining Control of a Disappointing Season
In a season which was lost for a number of White Sox prospects due to injury or under-performance. Alec Hansen had one of the rougher years. Due to a forearm injury incurred during spring training, he did not make his first start until June 16 for Birmingham. Then he was beset by a round of... Read more »
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Catching Up with the Kannapolis Backstops

Catching Up with the Kannapolis Backstops
Since A.J. Pierzynski left the team in 2012, the catching position has been a revolving door for the White Sox. And had A.J. not have been a locker room problem at his previous stops they probably would not have had a chance to acquire him. If you’re old enough to remember the last time the... Read more »

Prospect Focus: Bryce Bush

Prospect Focus: Bryce Bush
Nick Hostetler and his scouting staff have used the third day of major league baseball’s amateur draft to add legitimate talent to a White Sox farm system teeming with talent of late. Day three (rounds 11 through 40) is usually a good time to add overlooked college transfers and once proud options coming off poor... Read more »

Jimmy Lambert: The Breakout White Sox Prospect No One is Talking About

Jimmy Lambert: The Breakout White Sox Prospect No One is Talking About
It was an unseasonably cold May night in Kannapolis, North Carolina at the beginning of the 2017 season and I was huddled in the scout seats to watch prized prospect Alec Hansen. The row in front of me was populated entirely by pro scouts, who can be a wealth of information if they are feeling... Read more »
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Prospect Focus: Craig Dedelow

Prospect Focus: Craig Dedelow
NOTE: This article was written by Dan Victor, as a guest of FutureSox. Dan is a regular at games in North Carolina, especially Kannapolis, where he can often be seen with a radar gun in the scout seats. He also writes for the site Scouting the Sally. His teammates call him “Deeds”. But unlike the... Read more »

Strength up the Middle

Strength up the Middle
With 2018 number one draft pick Nick Madrigal in the fold to go along with Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada entrenched at the big league level, the White Sox middle infield situation looks solid at the top of the food chain. But the White Sox have some interesting players at the lower levels of the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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