Tag: Blake Battenfield

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 »

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 »

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 Kannapolis Intimidators

Season in Review: 2018 Kannapolis Intimidators
Team: Kannapolis Intimidators League: South Atlantic League (A) Final record: 74-63 overall (39-28 1st half, 35-35 2nd half) Final placement: 2nd in 1st half, 4th in 2nd half in Northern Division, wild card winner. Lost in 1st round of playoffs. Complete Team Stats The White Sox’ Class A affiliate had gone from 2009 to 2016 without a postseason appearance. But... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 8/13 to 8/19

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 8/13 to 8/19
By now we’ve all had time to properly process our feelings regarding Michael Kopech’s impending call-up from Charlotte (if not, read this), and although I’m exhilarated to see the young fire-baller Tuesday, all the promotion has done is left me asking, “Why not Eloy?” To reminisce on the noted checking the boxes quote, yes, Kopech... Read more »

Where Do Runs Come From? A story of 19 of them

Where Do Runs Come From? A story of 19 of them
Minor league baseball games are, on the whole, much stupider than major league games. The players are more raw, so you can see things like seven errors in one game, bad baserunning blunders, and nearly 20 runs scored in just over three hours. I’ve been around minor league baseball for a long time, and Monday... Read more »
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Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates

Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates
It’s promotion day in the minor leagues as far as the White Sox are concerned. The Charlotte Knights, Birmingham Barons, Winston-Salem Dash and Kannapolis Intimidators  have all seen some movement. Luis Robert heading to the Winston-Salem Dash in High-A from Kannapolis was the first official announcement and one that shouldn’t have been a surprise. #WhiteSox... Read more »

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots
Welcome to June, a brand new month! A little-known Baseball Rule is that you’re allowed to totally forget your team’s performance for the preceding months when a new one begins, so everyone, congratulations on the 3-2 Chicago White Sox. 16 isn’t that many games back for the wild card, right? In fact, there are a... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29
Some fun storylines emerged in the last week on the farm. Matt Skole got his first promotion to the big leagues at 28 years old, Barons hitters just keeping bashing, Dash pitchers have turned the tables and are leading the way, and the Intimidators can’t seem to lose. Let’s look at some of the individual... Read more »
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White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/22

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/22
This past week on the White Sox farm saw many of its best performances come from the starting rotations for Charlotte and Winston-Salem, while it was the hitters doing the most for Birmingham and Kannapolis. Overall there were plenty of big numbers put up by prospects, which we detail here by team. Charlotte Knights (AAA)... Read more »
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