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2016 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2016 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
Birmingham opens play on Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Ryan Newman takes over as Manager of the Barons for 2016, replacing Julio Vinas (who moved up to Charlotte). He’s joined by Hitting Coach Jamie Dismuke (who is returned to the club) and Pitching Coach J.R. Perdew (who moves up from... Read more »

2015 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Hitters

2015 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Hitters
With the 2015 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 hitters. We’ll look at some classic core numbers (slash lines, XBH totals), but also some peripheral values (like contact rates) that may better indicate... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons
The White Sox AA affiliate Birmingham Barons finished their season with an overall record of 69-70, in 3rd place and 7 games back in the Southern League North Division’s 2nd half standings. The team was actually in first place for a significant chunk of the 2nd half, but the offense disappeared (thanks in part to... Read more »
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In-person Scouting Notes and Video on Birmingham Barons Position Players

In-person Scouting Notes and Video on Birmingham Barons Position Players
I took in three games in Birmingham this past weekend, where I was able to interview some players, take some video and chat with a few scouts about players on the Barons. The analysis of the team’s pitchers was published recently, and this one will be a scouting-centric focus on some key White Sox hitting... Read more »

Conference Call with Eddy Alvarez, Brett Austin and Joey DeMichele

The White Sox organized a conference call featuring Kannapolis All-Stars Eddy Alvarez and Brett Austin, and Birmingham All-Star Joey DeMichele. FutureSox was one of the blogs invited, and ended up being the only one in attendance.  Here are the highlights. Eddy Alvarez On being named an All-Star: “It’s an absolute honor. I’ve put in a... Read more »

White Sox Prospects of the Month - May 2015

After each month of the minor league season, we name one position player and one pitcher as players of the month on the White Sox farm. Generally, players have to see full-time innings or plate appearances, and still be a prospect (not reached MLB rookie status) to qualify. The position players didn’t have a ton of monster... Read more »
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State of the System: Middle Infield

State of the System: Middle Infield
Positional Overview: Alexei Ramirez is entering his 8th straight season as the starting shortstop for the Sox, and over that timeframe he has amassed the 8th highest WAR total (19.1 fWAR), the most plate appearances and the 3rd highest UZR amongst MLB shortstops, making Alexei a consistent and reliable contributor to the team. He’s joined... Read more »

2015 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

Birmingham opens play Thursday, April 9th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas returns to manage the White Sox’ AA team. The Barons begin Southern League play at their Regions Field home park, hosting the Mobile Bay Bears, first pitch at 7:05pm CT. Here is a look at how the Barons’ roster is constructed, who to... Read more »

New Prospect Videos, including numerous ranked players

Our own Daniel Shapiro spent a week in Glendale taking photos and video, both of the major leaguers and minor leaguers. You can read some of his impressions here. But beyond that, he also spent time on the back fields, and posted about 20 new videos of prospects (and a few major leaguers) in the White Sox system that you won’t find... Read more »
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2014 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Hitters

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 hitters. We’ll look at some classic core numbers (slash lines, XBH totals), but also some peripheral values (contact rates) that may better indicate where... Read more »
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