Category: Interviews

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 »

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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Unheralded Matt Foster aiming to be another 2016 draft gem

Unheralded Matt Foster aiming to be another 2016 draft gem
The White Sox have been earning well deserved praise for the early returns on their 2016 draft class. Owning two first round picks certainly helps, as they were able to select highly rated catcher Zack Collins and flame-throwing closer Zack Burdi. But that class was anything but top heavy, as they plucked promising players all... Read more »

Blake Rutherford confident as first full season winds down

Blake Rutherford confident as first full season winds down
Blake Rutherford was destined to be a White Sox. His fate may have been sealed back in April of 2016, when Rutherford’s Chaminade High School traveled to face off against future 2nd overall pick RHP Hunter Greene’s Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. In front of a White Sox scouting contingent led by Executive VP Kenny Williams,... Read more »

Interviews with six Barons pitchers and their pitching coach

As part of my recent visit to Birmingham, I spent some time chatting with a number of players and coaches (along with scouts and other people around the team). We also wrote up some of what we saw from these pitchers in-depth with video. If you missed those, you can read about Michael Kopech here,... Read more »
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Q&A with Willie Harris, Charlie Poe, Zack Collins and Dane Dunning

Q&A with Willie Harris, Charlie Poe, Zack Collins and Dane Dunning
While visiting Winston-Salem recently, I had the opportunity to sit with a handful of Dash players to discuss a wide array of topics. Below are Q&A sessions with a pair of key prospects, their manager and their hitting coach, providing a more personal glimpse into player development and their personalities. RHP Dane Dunning Rob Young:... Read more »

Interviews with 5 Kannapolis hitters and their HC

While we were visiting Kannapolis earlier this month for four games, we conducted a number of interviews. We already published our Q&A with the pitchers and their coaches. This article has highlights from interviews with five hitters and their Hitting Coach. This was a two-writer effort. Matt Cassidy interviewed Dismuke and Booker, while I interviewed... Read more »

Q&A with 4 pitchers and 2 coaches on the Intimidators

While visiting the three North Carolina affiliates of the White Sox, in addition to getting video and analyzing the prospects, we conducted interviews with players and coaches. Lots of them, in fact. Below are some highlights from the conversations we had in Kannapolis with the Intimidators, specifically with pitchers, their pitching coach and manager (hitters... Read more »
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Q&A with six Charlotte Knights

Q&A with six Charlotte Knights
While visiting the three North Carolina affiliates of the White Sox, in addition to getting video and analyzing the prospects, we conducted interviews with players and coaches. Lots of them, in fact. Below are some highlights from the conversations we had in Charlotte with the Knights, where we spoke with the team’s pitching coach and five... Read more »
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