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2014 Birmingham Barons season preview

Major League Opening Day is behind us, but the minor league season still awaits. All four full season White Sox affiliates get started Thursday and we’ll have previews for each of those teams as quickly as possible. Birmingham’s roster came out first because they played the big league club in an exhibition last week. As... Read more »

A Season in Birmingham - Chris Bassitt

***The following article was written by Chris Bassitt, a Chicago White Sox pitching prospect, as a guest of FutureSox.  Chris tells the story of his partial season, and post-season run, with the Birmingham Barons.  We hope this gives our readers a unique view into a player’s perspective on life in the minors. By Chris Bassitt After learning... Read more »

Q&A with Pitcher Chris Bassitt

Few pitchers in the White Sox system had a breakout 2013 like Chris Bassitt did.  The 6’5” righty was drafted in the 16th round in 2011, and barely mentioned on the periphery of a few prospect lists before this year.  But after transitioning to a starting role late in 2012, he began 2013 in A+ Winston-Salem’s rotation... Read more »

2013 Birmingham season in review

For the last, and best, season in review: the 2013 Birmingham Barons. The Southern League champions were the best team in the league throughout the year, capitalizing on some strong returning talent and an infusion of talent from the 2012 Winston-Salem Dash that made the Carolina League finals. The Barons went 44-26 to win the... Read more »

Q&A with Infielder Marcus Semien

No prospect in the White Sox system is hotter right now than infielder Marcus Semien.  At age 22 in AA he is on the younger side, but you wouldn’t know it looking at what he’s done in July: .372/.524/.745, 29 BB, 12 K and 6 stolen bases for good measure.  He’s played all three skill infield... Read more »

Q&A with Pitching Prospect Erik Johnson

Pitcher Erik Johnson was selected by the White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2011 Amateur Draft, and he’s been rocketing up the prospect ladder ever since.  A definite overall Top 5 in the current Sox system (and making a strong case for #1) and it’s hottest pitching prospect, Johnson is already mowing down AA hitters despite having... Read more »

Barons @ Smokies, 5/10/13 - In Living Color

FutureSox’ s local guest writer in Tennessee, Brian Balta, got to watch some of the organizations top prospects in person when the Birmingham Barons visited the Tennessee Smokies.  His report includes some video and analysis from the 5/10 game specifically.  For those who aren’t able to check out these prospects in person, here is your chance... Read more »

One Week In - What We've Learned

The first week of minor league games is in the books now, and despite the very small sample size, we’ve already learned a lot.  The stats don’t tell much of a story yet – far too early for that.  But the roster announcements, and then the first few games for each affiliate, do tell us... Read more »

2013 Birmingham Season Preview

It’s Opening Day, the minor league version! Three White Sox affiliates kick off their seasons tonight. One of those is the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate in the Southern League. Let’s take a look at the outlook for the Barons’ season ahead. The Barons play at Montgomery at 7:05 p.m. Their home opener at brand... Read more »

The Next Wave - Non-Top 25 Prospects to Watch in 2013

At any given point in the season, there are well over two hundred players in the White Sox minor league system, spread out among seven US affiliate teams, a Dominican Summer League squad, and instructional leagues.  Twice a year, we publish a list of the current Top 25 prospects in the system – roughly the top... Read more »
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