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2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons were scheduled to open play on Thursday April 4th in Biloxi, Mississippi against the Shuckers. The Barons will be managed by former big leaguer Omar Vizquel this year as he ascends upward from the Carolina League. Richard Dotson returns to Birmingham as the pitching coach and Charles Poe will take over as... Read more »

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 »

Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history

Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history
Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech – if we hadn’t been so scarred by years of desolation, it would almost be hard to remember a time before the Sox farm system was so deep. Madrigal, Basabe, Cease. Even the rest-of-season DL is stacked – Burger, Burdi, potentially Dunning. But remember the days when Brent Morel... Read more »
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White Sox Prospect Hot List, 4/17

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 4/17
It’s time to highlight who had a big week on the White Sox farm. This edition is the first full seven days’ worth, as last week’s covered the first stub of five games. Plenty of strong performances stood out, but the Winston-Salem Dash dominate the internal leaderboards over the past week’s worth of play. Let’s... Read more »

2018 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2018 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons opened play last night with a 5-4 win in Chattanooga. Julio Vinas was originally slated to manage the Double-A Affiliate but he will be taking some time away from the team indefinitely due to family/personal reasons. Ryan Newman will return to the dugout after managing the Arizona League White Sox in 2017.... Read more »

Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 2

Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 2
We previously dove deep into the White Sox system to identify a trove of possible options for a future high-leverage relief role. Eight players were mentioned and some are even listed in top 30 publications throughout the industry. The White Sox system is loaded with pitching and some of the arms being groomed as future starters... Read more »
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White Sox Protect Key Prospects with 40-Man Roster Changes

White Sox Protect Key Prospects with 40-Man Roster Changes
The White Sox added Eloy Jimenez, Casey Gillaspie, Micker Adolfo, Luis Basabe, and Ian Clarkin to the 40-man roster yesterday while assigning Chris Beck and Tyler Danish to Triple-A Charlotte to free up space. The roster currently stands at 39, leaving one spot open. Rule 5 Draft The catalyst for these changes is the upcoming Rule... Read more »

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft
A world series has been won, qualifying offers have been extended and free agents can officially put ink to paper with clubs. The major league baseball off-season is upon us. The White Sox have embarked on a rebuild and while much of the heavy lifting occurred last season, the team-building must continue. The organization has... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2017 Charlotte Knights
Team: Charlotte Knights League: International League (AAA) Final record: 61-81 overall (35-36 Home, 26-45 Away) Final placement: Last (4th) in IL South Division  Complete 2017 Team Stats On paper, the Charlotte Knights looked like they were destined for lots of success in 2017, as they boasted the number one prospect in all of baseball (Yoan Moncada) and five of... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6
In this final regular season edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes for 2017, most of the affiliates completed their seasons, several prospects earn post-season honors and some additional call-ups are made to the big league level. In addition, we will update you on the rest of the happenings, news, notes and transactions... Read more »
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