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Three Top Pitching Prospects Face Pivotal 2019 Season

Three Top Pitching Prospects Face Pivotal 2019 Season
There’s an old theory in baseball that says for every ten pitching prospects, two become major leaguers, making being confronted with a career crossroads inevitable for the vast majority of players. This year three prominent pitching prospects within the White Sox organization including a couple of former first-rounders could be on the wrong side of... Read more »

Luis Robert Highlights Early Winston-Salem Standouts

Luis Robert Highlights Early Winston-Salem Standouts
I remember getting up close to Luis Robert in person at this year’s SoxFest. Listed at 6-3, 185lbs, I felt as if I was staring at an NFL safety. I caught three at-bats of his at the backfields of Minor League Spring training. Mouth agape, I watched Robert barrel up a liner to left and... Read more »

2019 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2019 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
Thursday, April 4th kicks off another season of Carolina League play where the defending first-and-second-half champion Winston-Salem Dash hope to make it two postseason appearances in a row. 2018 will be tough to top after the Dash finished 30 games above .500, but there is still more than enough talent expected at the White Sox Advanced-A... Read more »
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A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp

A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp
On the same afternoon White Sox starters Ervin Santana and Lucas Giolito allowed a combined 11 earned runs on 16 hits over eight miserable innings at Camelback Ranch, I was fortunate to avoid that factory of pain by venturing off to the back fields for Minor League camp. It may be a chore to stomach... Read more »

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects
It’s a fool’s errand to judge draft classes in any sport in the immediacy in which many of us do so. In baseball, it’s especially tough to grasp. The White Sox have one of the deepest farm systems in the sport and publications have painted a rosy picture to even the most casual of baseball... Read more »

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Pre-season 2019 - FULL LIST

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Pre-season 2019 - FULL LIST
Twice annually, FutureSox writers work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. We use a voting system among the staff, then argue out specific players and rankings, until we come to a final list. This is the full list, including capsules for the top 15, the names for... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Starting Pitchers

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Starting Pitchers
Welcome to another entry in a new offseason article series here at FutureSox. Separate from our twice-annual Top 30 White Sox Prospects lists, we are going to list the top five or ten minor leaguers in the White Sox system at each position on the field. This article covers the top ten starting pitching prospects in the... Read more »

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues
Hearing a variety of perspectives on something as dynamic as the White Sox rebuild is valuable for fans. FutureSox has eight writers at present but we don’t have all the answers. There are dozens of blogs who write about the team, and in that world you can find myriad perspectives on individual prospects and the... Read more »

Season in Review: 2018 Winston-Salem Dash

Team: Winston-Salem Dash League: Carolina League (Advanced A) Final Record: 84-54 Overall (41-29 First Half, 43-25 Second Half) Final Placement: 1st in first half, tie for first in second half in Southern Division, Lost 3-0 to Buies Creek Astros in the first round of playoffs Complete Team Stats With players like Dylan Cease, Luis Robert,... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons
Team: Birmingham Barons League: Southern League (AA) Final record: 66-72 overall (32-36 1st half, 34-36 2nd half) Final placement: 5th in 1st half, 3rd in 2nd half in North Division, no playoffs. Complete Team Stats The Barons had a few of the best prospects in the system spend time on the roster during 2018. But a few very-highly-ranked prospects aside,... Read more »
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