Posts tagged "Jeff Soptic"

Jeff Soptic Traded for Conor Gillaspie - Analysis

The White Sox addressed their need for a left-handed-hitting infielder today, by acquiring 3B/1B Conor Gillaspie from San Francisco in exchange for the Sox’ #24 prospect, RHP Jeff Soptic.  At its core, this is trading a lottery ticket for a current need.  But let’s look a little more in-depth at each of the players involved. What did... Read more »

2013 Pre-Season Top 25 White Sox Prospects - Full List

We already published the 11-25 portion of the list, so for detailed write-ups on those players, click here. This is the full Top 25, including write-ups for the Top 10. Also we list the other prospects we considered for the list at the bottom… The 2012 White Sox campaign was one of surpassing expectations, but... Read more »

2013 Pre-Season Top White Sox Prospects - 11-25

The 2012 White Sox campaign was one of surpassing expectations, but without the happy ending.  A team that played about a dozen rookies, including a long list of graduates from our 2012 Pre-Season and Mid-Season lists, fell just short of winning the AL Central.  For a farm system that has been (often rightly) criticized for... Read more »
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2012 Midseason Top 25 FutureSox Prospects

With the White Sox in first place as we open July of 2012, one of the great story lines on this team is that 10 of the 25 players on the current active roster are rookies, including 5 in the bullpen and 2 in the starting rotation. That’s not including young players like Chris Sale... Read more »

2012 Preseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects

2012 Preseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects
The 2011-2012 offseason has seen some significant changes for the White Sox and that certainly includes the minor league system. The changes haven't been dramatic enough to turn a weak farm system into a strong one, but there are definitely some intriguing new players to watch. Pitching depth has improved markedly, but position player depth is still abysmal. Even a shallow system like the Sox have is not fully devoid of talent...

More Draft Thoughts

Shortly after the draft I wrote about the overall strategy of the Sox, but now I want to focus on specific picks and specific players that I like, dislike and feel indifferent about. Picks I liked:2 (80): Erik Johnson, RHP, 6-3, 240, CalA lot of people didn’t seem to like the Johnson pick, but I’m... Read more »
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White Sox Take RHP Jeff Soptic in Third Round

At pick 110 the White Sox took another college arm, this time JuCo right-hander Jeff Soptic. At 6-6, 210 he joins a growing number of big pitchers drafted by the Sox. He is a hard thrower that profiles out of the bullpen and has a commitment to pitch at Mizzou. Soptic’s best asset is his... Read more »

FutureSox Draft Tracker 2011

Like usual, we have our draft tracker updated as the draft progresses and as players sign. We will fill it in with as much info on the picks as we can find. A full list of selections can be found on MLB.com. 1s (47): Keenyn Walker, OF, S/R, 6-3, 193, Central Arizona JC SIGNED –... Read more »
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