Tag: Eric Surkamp

State of the System: Relievers

Positional Overview: Last year, White Sox relievers combined to provide -0.3 WAR in value, in other words, they were awful. Rick Hahn made it one of his top priorities to improve the relief corps, and he did so in spectacular fashion with the signings of David Robertson (let’s all take a quick second to appreciate... Read more »

Seven Spring Training Storylines

Pitchers and catchers officially report to Camelback Ranch on Friday, though beat writers already in Glendale indicate many pitchers and position players have already been in camp for some time. It seems the excitement for the season extends beyond the fan base after an exciting offseason. Here’s a look at seven of the key storylines to watch for in Arizona this spring, so you can cut through the noise... Read more »

2014 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Relievers

With the 2014 minor league seasons completed, let’s take a look at the leaders in key statistical areas in the White Sox system. In this edition, we’re going to focus on relief pitchers (anyone who didn’t start most of their games). We’ll look at some classic core numbers (WHIP), but also some peripheral values (H, BB... Read more »
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6/16/14 recap: Voyagers win season opener

Monday was a slow day with all-star breaks starting for three of the affiliates. Just Charlotte and Great Falls took the field. For the Voyagers, it was the season opener, and it resulted in a win. Knights 5, Lehigh Valley 1 Micah Johnson 1-5 Marcus Semien 0-5, 2 K Josh Phegley 2-3, 2B, HR, BB... Read more »

State of the System: Starting Pitching

Positional Overview: At the Major League level Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are the obvious #1 and #2 guys in this rotation and should be for years to come. Both are signed to potentially very team friendly contracts, too. John Danks is a tough one to project coming off his injury. If the Sox are... Read more »

Minor Madness - Can Charlotte carry 28 pitchers?

This time of year, there are always more players in the organization than there is room for on active major and minor league rosters.  If you attempt a depth chart for the April-starting affiliates (Class A and up), even leaving out the guys likely to be in rookie ball (which starts in June), you end... Read more »
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White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Perspectives

Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training this weekend, and some players (minor and major leaguers) have already arrived at Camelback Ranch.  Aside from a little tinge of jealousy of players who get to run around on green grass in seventy degree temps, there’s quite a bit to get excited about for White Sox fans,... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects - 2014 Preseason Top 25

Twice annually, in January and July, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system.  The list is released in two parts.  We released the 11-25 list a few days ago, with capsule for each player, which you can see here.  This is the full... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects - 2014 Preseason, 11-25

Twice annually, in January and July, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system.  The list is released in two parts: numbers 11-25 first, then numbers 1-10.  Here is the first part of our 2014 preseason list. NOTES ON ELIGIBILITY: We consider a “prospect”... Read more »
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White Sox claim LHP Eric Surkamp from Giants

The White Sox claimed left-hander Eric Surkamp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.  Surkamp provides some depth (or insurance) for a rotation spot, and hints that the Sox are still at least considering trading another starter. Surkamp was listed by MLB.com as the Giants’ 12th ranked prospect last year, and was among the organization’s... Read more »
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