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A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture

A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture
While local reports describe weather across the Midwest at the tail end of January as “bitterly cold,” I’m doing my best to put myself in a spring-like mood. I tried to tie in some sort of “escape the cold” metaphor as it relates to the conclusion of the Winter Leagues in Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic,... Read more »

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues
Chicago just got its first measurable snow of the winter, and the White Sox are in full offseason roster change mode. But for some minor leaguers, winter means more baseball. Each offseason, a handful or dozen prospects elect to play in one of the winter leagues in the Caribbean or even as far away as... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Catchers

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Catchers
Welcome to a new offseason series here at FutureSox. We are asked regularly how we might rank prospects by position, and we are here to please. Separate from our twice-annual Top 30 White Sox Prospects lists, we are going to list the top five or ten minor leaguers in the White Sox system at each... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers

Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers
Team: Great Falls Voyagers League: Pioneer League (Rk) Final Record: 34-41 overall (22-16 1st half, 12-25 2nd half) Final Placement: 1st in first half, 4th in the second half in North division. Won PIO League Championship Series. Complete Team Stats The Great Falls Voyagers have made the playoffs in eleven of the past twelve seasons. They are a... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 6/11 to 6/17

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 6/11 to 6/17
Cheers to Winston-Salem, the Carolina League First Half Champs. The team with too many outfielders secured a postseason berth June 14th. The title is notably the organization’s first since 2012. The Dash have been phenomenal with manager Omar Vizquel at the helm. As the draft roster churn begins to happen, the team will change. Players... Read more »

Season Preview: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers

Season Preview: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers
The Great Falls Voyagers open their campaign Friday, June 15th (that’s tonight!), at home against Helena. The Pioneer League affiliate is one of two rookie-level clubs in the White Sox organization. The team in Montana typically is populated with the more polished rookie leaguers, often recent college draft picks (the younger, prep and less polished prospects... Read more »
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Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview

Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview
The Fall Instructional League in Arizona is about to begin, and the White Sox squad opens play on September 21st. Also commonly referred to as simply Instructs, you can think of this league as the Arizona Fall League’s younger brother. Unlike the AFL, where teams only send seven or eight hand-picked players, usually from the... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona League (a.k.a. Fire League) Final record: 30-26 overall (11-17 1st half, 19-9 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, T-1st 2nd half in the Central Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats In 2015, the AZL White Sox won the league championship and last year they had a 21-35 record. Here in... Read more »

Season Preview: 2017 AZL White Sox

Season Preview: 2017 AZL White Sox
***UPDATE June 26th, 4:25pm CT: Just after this article was posted, the Sox announced to media that both Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets will indeed make brief appearances on the AZL club before going to full season ball. The Arizona Rookie League (AZL) started recently and it is home to the White Sox’ younger or... Read more »
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Just a Bit Outside - prospects who just missed our new Top 30

Just a Bit Outside - prospects who just missed our new Top 30
It’s Rankings Week here at FutureSox and our Top 30 list will be released over two installments tomorrow and Thursday.  As you are likely aware, the White Sox acquired a number of significant prospects so far this offseason. That combined with a strong 2016 draft and continued emergence of Latin American prospects contributed to the... Read more »
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