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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 Rule 5 Preview - potential targets and risks for White Sox

2015 Rule 5 Preview - potential targets and risks for White Sox
***Updated 12/10/2015 at 7:38am to reflect Lawrie trade*** The Winter Meetings are underway, and the last event on the conference calendar is the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place on December 10th. There has already been some excitement for the White Sox, who acquired 3B Brett Lawrie in exchange for a pair of minor league... Read more »

40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft

40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft
***UPDATE Nov 4th 1:00pm CT: As if on cue, the White Sox purchased the contract of Zach Phillips, so he is now on the 40-man roster. Also they declined Alexei Ramirez’ $10M option and bought him out for $1M instead, making him a free agent (though there is a good chance he is brought back... Read more »
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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 »

In-person Scouting Notes and Video on the Birmingham Barons' Pitching Staff

I visited Birmingham from August 15th through the 17th, where I took in three games. What follows below is a scouting-centric piece (accompanied by video I shot and edited) about the Birmingham Barons’ pitching staff. To read my interviews with five Barons players – Tim Anderson, Tyler Danish, Nick Delmonico, Peter Tago (covered below), and Danny Hayes, click here. Here’s a deep... Read more »

State of the System: Relievers

State of the System: Relievers
Positional Overview: Last year, White Sox relievers combined to provide -0.3 WAR in value, in other words, they were awful. Rick Hahn made it one of his top priorities to improve the relief corps, and he did so in spectacular fashion with the signings of David Robertson (let’s all take a quick second to appreciate... Read more »
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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 »

The Next Wave: Pitchers who missed the Top 30 for 2015

Each year after we publish our preseason Top Prospects List, we publish a pair of follow-on articles we call the “Next Wave”. One covers position players (which we covered last week), the other covers pitchers (this article). These are prospects who didn’t make our top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You may be asking... Read more »

Top 30 White Sox Prospects - 2015 Preseason

Twice annually, the writers at Future Sox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. A small twist this year – we’re going 30 deep instead of 25, partially as a reflection of how much deeper the system has gotten. This is the full top 30, including capsules for... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects - 2014 Midseason Top 25

Twice annually, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. The first part, 11-25 with details of those players, is here. This is the full Top 25, with player capsules for the top 10, as well as a list of players who just missed... Read more »
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