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2017 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2017 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
The Charlotte Knights opened their season at home on Thursday, April 6th, in dramatic fashion with a walk-off victory in 11 innings over Norfolk. Mark Grudzielanek is the new skipper in the team’s historic 30th season. His staff includes Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin, Pitching Coach Steve McCatty and Coach Garey Ingram. Expectations are high for Grudzielanek and... Read more »

White Sox Farm Update - 3/28

White Sox Farm Update - 3/28
Welcome to another spring training edition of the White Sox Farm Update featuring news and notes about White Sox minor leaguers and affiliates. Spring training is entering its final week with opening day right around the corner. The White Sox Opening Day is set for Monday, April 3 against the Tigers at home.  All the full... Read more »

The Significant Hurt: White Sox prospect injury updates

It’s almost Opening Day, which means it’s almost time to become emotional hostages to the White Sox for another season! Time to draw that hood of eternal misery again over our faces and wait, grimacing, for what must come to pass. It makes us feel better to talk about the good things about the organization... Read more »
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White Sox Farm Update - 3/21

White Sox Farm Update - 3/21
Welcome to another spring training edition of the White Sox Farm Update featuring news and notes about White Sox minor leaguers and affiliates. Wide Open Center Field Charlie Tilson, the favorite to take over the starting center field job with the White Sox, will begin the season on the disabled list after re-aggravating a stress reaction... Read more »

White Sox Farm Update 3/6

White Sox Farm Update 3/6
Welcome to another edition of the White Sox Farm Update featuring news and notes from all the White Sox minor leaguers. Spring training is now in full swing and opening day for most of the affiliates is just a little over a month away. Top Prospects The start of spring training also brings updated rankings of... Read more »

A farm-focused White Sox Spring Training guidebook - seven storylines

A farm-focused White Sox Spring Training guidebook - seven storylines
Pitchers and catchers have reported. As Spring Training 2017 opens, all the media outlets around the team have published some version of a preview article, pointing their readers to the storylines they should keep an eye on for the next month and a half. We are doing the same of course, but with a focus... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2016 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2016 Charlotte Knights
The 2016 season looked to be a promising one for Charlotte, as the opening day roster included six of the organization’s top 30 prospects, including five on offense/defense led by pre-season top prospect Tim Anderson at short. Unfortunately, due to injuries within the team and at the major league level, team continuity never existed as... Read more »

Next Wave: Position players who just missed our midseason top prospects list

Next Wave: Position players who just missed our midseason top prospects list
After we publish our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we also post a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players (this one), the other covers pitchers (coming soon). These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. We will only be considering... Read more »

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
Charlotte opens play Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas moves up from Birmingham to manage the highest level White Sox affiliate (AAA, International League) as they open on the road at Durham. Rich Dotson returns as Pitching Coach, joined by Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin and assistant coach Tim Esmay. The... Read more »
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Spring Training Week Three Stock Report

Spring Training Week Three Stock Report
Like we do every Spring Training, we are going to take a weekly look at the Spring Training performances of players who are NOT guaranteed a 25-man roster spot. This should provide a succinct view into who appears to be winning or losing the battles for open roster slots, and also a look at how... Read more »
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