Tag: Alex Destino

Going Deep with Alex Destino

Going Deep with Alex Destino
I’m guessing anyone reading this has spent more than a few times in a batter’s box staring down a pitcher. I’m also guessing that most of you did it at a low level before a pitcher had a complete set of pitches. Before you had to wonder if the next offering was going to be... Read more »

Alex Destino Changes Destiny with Resurgent 2019 Campaign

Alex Destino Changes Destiny with Resurgent 2019 Campaign
Upon joining the White Sox organization, Alex Destino grabbed attention by posting a wRC+ of 134 with a slash line of .290/.408/.432 in 225 plate appearances in the AZL in 2017. So, folks were a bit surprised when the 14th round draft pick out of South Carolina struggled after being promoted to Great Falls in... Read more »

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7
It was 109 degrees and partly cloudy in Surprise, Ariz., on June 30, when 1B Andrew Clayton Vaughn suited up for his first professional baseball game. Adorned in the grey road uniforms of the main club, Vaughn went 2-4 with a pair of singles and a strikeout that first day. Our own Sean Williams was at... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2
“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Much like Frost’s seminal piece, the White Sox have a decision to make tonight at 6 p.m. One... Read more »

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine
We’re not White Sox fans because we’re optimists. Or maybe we are, actually, I don’t know — why else would we still follow a team that has made the playoffs nine times in its 100+ year existence? In either case, here we are. Our top 80 prospects all need elbow surgery. The major league roster... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5
TINSTAAPP. After only a year in the White Sox’ farm system, LHP Carlos Rodón made his major league debut. An NC State product, Rodón was polished when the Sox took him 3rd overall in the 2014 MLB draft. Five years and 529 innings later and what do we really know about Rodón? A pitcher of... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28
Baseball’s No. 1 prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his debut April 26 to a packed Rogers Centre. The hype and buzz preceding his debut with deafening, the Blue Jays’ service time manipulation was maddening and the cheers after he recorded his first hit were jubilant. Which brings us to the White Sox. The top 10... Read more »

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview
The Kannapolis Intimidators open the 2019 season at home against the Rome Braves on Thursday April 4th at 7:00PM ET. Ryan Newman will be the manager of the Intimidators after being in Birmingham last season with the Barons. Jose Bautista is returning to the South Atlantic League as pitching coach. Cole Armstrong will be the... Read more »

Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers

Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers
Team: Great Falls Voyagers League: Pioneer League (Rk) Final Record: 34-41 overall (22-16 1st half, 12-25 2nd half) Final Placement: 1st in first half, 4th in the second half in North division. Won PIO League Championship Series. Complete Team Stats The Great Falls Voyagers have made the playoffs in eleven of the past twelve seasons. They are a... Read more »
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Season Preview: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers

Season Preview: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers
The Great Falls Voyagers open their campaign Friday, June 15th (that’s tonight!), at home against Helena. The Pioneer League affiliate is one of two rookie-level clubs in the White Sox organization. The team in Montana typically is populated with the more polished rookie leaguers, often recent college draft picks (the younger, prep and less polished prospects... Read more »
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