Category: Interviews

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 »

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 »
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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 »

SoxFest 2018: Hostetler, Getz, Hahn and the talent pipeline

SoxFest 2018: Hostetler, Getz, Hahn and the talent pipeline
The poet Alexander Pope once famously wrote, “hope spring eternal,” and SoxFest was abuzz with hope all weekend. It started on Friday night with the playful Rick Hahn and Ricky Renteria seminar, where fan after fan gushed to the Ricks about the overall direction of the organization (Hahn) or gave their gratitude for making the... Read more »

2018 White Sox Hitting Camp, or, an embarrassment of riches

2018 White Sox Hitting Camp, or, an embarrassment of riches
“These kids are loose, relaxed, and focused. They’re having a great time and seem to really like each other.” Rick Renteria nailed it. A perfect assessment of  the climate at Camelback Ranch in Glendale last week. The White Sox manager, along with General Manager Rick Hahn and scouting director Nick Hostetler, were among a group... Read more »
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AFL Focus Part 2 - Seby Zavala

AFL Focus Part 2 - Seby Zavala
This is the second half of a split feature, covering a pair of prospects who played in the Arizona Fall League representing the White Sox. For an introduction, team-level highlights and a deep dive on shortstop Danny Mendick, you should read the first chapter. This article focuses on catcher Seby Zavala. I’m the one who named... Read more »

AFL focus, part 1 - Danny Mendick

AFL focus, part 1 - Danny Mendick
“Sox fans: the future is bright and hot like the Arizona sun in the middle of June. Just be patient a little longer. #KillerZs #AZL” Before you start with the “Captain Obvious” remarks, I sent that bold, 130-character statement into the Twitterverse in the summer of 2015 when I was midway through a fun season... Read more »

Alex Call: Under the radar, but not undervalued

Alex Call: Under the radar, but not undervalued
Alex Call getting attention from the White Sox, even if the media hasn’t noticed. “It’s all about competing. I know this organization believes in me and I am willing to do whatever it takes to become a major league player,” says Alex Call, the Chicago White Sox #30 prospect on our most recent Top Prospects list. That’s... Read more »
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Prospect Focus: Justin Yurchak fitting in fine on the farm

Prospect Focus: Justin Yurchak fitting in fine on the farm
The Chicago White Sox earned some praise for how well they rounded out their top ten on the second day of the 2017 amateur draft. Nick Hostetler and his staff focused primarily on college performers and they landed 9 of them with their first 10 picks. With the hitters in particular, the team placed an... Read more »
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