Tag: Jordan Stephens

Charlotte Knights 2019 Season Preview

Charlotte Knights 2019 Season Preview
The Charlotte Knights opened International League play last night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, NC against the Durham Bulls (sounds like something from a movie). 15-year major league veteran, Mark Grudzielanek will lead the team for the third consecutive season. The rest of the coaching staff includes hitting coach Frank Menechino, pitching coach Steve McCatty... Read more »

A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp

A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp
On the same afternoon White Sox starters Ervin Santana and Lucas Giolito allowed a combined 11 earned runs on 16 hits over eight miserable innings at Camelback Ranch, I was fortunate to avoid that factory of pain by venturing off to the back fields for Minor League camp. It may be a chore to stomach... Read more »

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects
It’s a fool’s errand to judge draft classes in any sport in the immediacy in which many of us do so. In baseball, it’s especially tough to grasp. The White Sox have one of the deepest farm systems in the sport and publications have painted a rosy picture to even the most casual of baseball... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects ranked 16-30, Pre-season 2019

Top White Sox Prospects ranked 16-30, Pre-season 2019
Twice annually, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. We use a voting system among the staff, then argue out specific players and rankings until we come to a final list. The list is then released in two parts. This is the “teaser,”... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, November

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, November
Sound the horn! The crown jewel of the White Sox system is playing the occasional game in the Dominican Winter League. Eloy has played in seven games and had 27 at-bats for Gigantes del Cibao. He’s destroying the rest of the league to the tune of .407/.467/.630. He has seven strikeouts to three walks. As for... Read more »

White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster

White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster
As expected, the Chicago White Sox made a series of moves to prepare their 40-man roster before the 7pm Rule 5 protection deadline. But which moves were made, were not quite all the expected ones. Word leaked out early on some (we tweeted out Zavala and heard about Stephens early as well), but the team... Read more »
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40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft
The 2018 Major League Baseball season has culminated in the Boston Red Sox winning another World Series. Qualifying Offers have been extended and free agency is underway across baseball. The off-season is upon us and the team-building must continue for the White Sox. The organization has amassed a lot of talent but as is the... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Starting Pitchers

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Starting Pitchers
Welcome to another entry in a new offseason article series here at FutureSox. 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 position on the field. This article covers the top ten starting pitching prospects in the... Read more »

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues
Hearing a variety of perspectives on something as dynamic as the White Sox rebuild is valuable for fans. FutureSox has eight writers at present but we don’t have all the answers. There are dozens of blogs who write about the team, and in that world you can find myriad perspectives on individual prospects and the... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2018 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2018 Charlotte Knights
Team: Charlotte Knights League: International League (AAA) Final record: 64-75 overall Final placement: 4th in the South Division, no playoffs Complete Team Stats The 2018 Charlotte Knights’s story can be summed up by two players: RHP Michael Kopech and OF Eloy Jimenez. The continued development and emergence of the top two White Sox prospects was... Read more »
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