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Adam Engel - Are we ready to call him a legitimate starting outfield prospect?

Adam Engel - Are we ready to call him a legitimate starting outfield prospect?
White Sox minor league outfielder Adam Engel made significant strides in 2015, as he put together a nice campaign in High-A for the Winston-Salem Dash. Engel had a solid slash line in his second full professional season, as he hit .251/.335/.369 in 608 plate appearances. His walk rate increased to a strong 10.2%, and his... Read more »

The compensation pick: A "real consideration"

Ever since Jeff Samardzija rejected the qualifying offer on November 13th, there has been plenty of conversation of whether the White Sox should or would relinquish compensation pick they received as a result. The compensation pick will end up being either the 27th or 28th pick in the draft and the value of the slot... Read more »

SoxFest Coverage: Rick Hahn's press conference and the media session

Friday marks the opening of SoxFest, and really, the opening to the new season of baseball on the South Side. This is when the narratives begin to take shape as the team moves away from the offseason and towards Spring Training. After sifting through the lobby full of fans waiting around hoping to run into... Read more »
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Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list
After we publish each of our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we publish a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players, which we published a few days ago. This one covers pitchers. These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You... Read more »

Next Wave: Position players who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list

Next Wave: Position players who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list
After we publish each of our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we publish a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players (this one), the other covers pitchers (coming soon). These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You may be... Read more »

Year One - Corey Zangari

Year One - Corey Zangari
September 2, 2015: Peoria, Arizona Bottom of the ninth, two outs, and the bases are loaded. One run ties it. Two runs and the Mariners win it all.  White Sox first baseman Corey Zangari is locked in. As the ball leaves the bat of Mariners’ Juan Camacho, Zangari follows it into foul territory, gets underneath... Read more »
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Report: Agents manipulating market with the White Sox

Report: Agents manipulating market with the White Sox
Sitting here on January 12th and seeing the list of free agents still on the board is really something unprecedented for the MLB offseason. With the way things have developed, it’s perhaps the most interesting offseason in recent memory with proven middle-of-the-lineup thumpers like Chris Davis, Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Upton still vying for contracts... Read more »

White Sox Winter Leagues Recap: Sanchez and relievers prepared for Spring Training

White Sox Winter Leagues Recap: Sanchez and relievers prepared for Spring Training
When the minor league seasons ended back in August, dozens of prospects elected to continue to refine their craft in winter leagues all across the globe. The White Sox had prospects participate in leagues in Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, with all of those recently finishing their regular seasons (playoffs are underway now).... Read more »

Projecting the org depth chart - like cleaning out your closet

Projecting the org depth chart - like cleaning out your closet
At this point, it seems unlikely the White Sox will make many more moves that substantially effect the farm this offseason, either by addition or subtraction. Surely there will be a few more minor league free agent org guys signed over the winter, and February will see the usual small wave of releases and trades... Read more »
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Year One - Jordan Stephens

Year One - Jordan Stephens
***This article is the first of a three-part series, covering a full year’s journey for three players drafted and signed in 2015 by the White Sox.*** This time last year, Jordan Stephens was a red-shirt junior at Rice University; shut down after suffering a setback in his first bullpen following Tommy John surgery. Today, he’s... Read more »
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