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Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history

Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history
Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech – if we hadn’t been so scarred by years of desolation, it would almost be hard to remember a time before the Sox farm system was so deep. Madrigal, Basabe, Cease. Even the rest-of-season DL is stacked – Burger, Burdi, potentially Dunning. But remember the days when Brent Morel... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 7/17

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 7/17
Welcome to your weekly News and Notes, and to the deadline trade season now well underway. The Sox have already made two trades, with more appearing likely very soon. We’ve also got a quick list of updates on some player injuries, along with the usual updates on transactions, and news and more from the White... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 5/15

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 5/15
In this post-Mother’s Day edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, the latest on Cuban free agent OF Luis Robert, C Kevan Smith gets an extended opportunity at the big league level and Baseball America releases new top 100 prospect rankings. In addition, we will get you caught up on the happenings, news,... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2016 Kannapolis Intimidators

Season in Review: 2016 Kannapolis Intimidators
The Intimidators were eliminated from postseason play in their regular season home game against Columbia on August 28. Kannapolis went 58-82 overall for the 2016 season. The silver lining is that the team did go 34-36 in the 2nd half and were, for a while, in the playoff hunt. The overall performance was disappointing but... 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 »

Kannapolis quips - interviews with 8 Intimidators and their Manager

Sometimes lost in the scouting analysis and statistics around prospects, for those of us who aren’t in the clubhouse or at the field every day, is the human element. Who a player is personally has an effect on who they’ll be as pro ballplayers. It’s also just that much more fun to follow these prospects... Read more »
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In-person report: Kannapolis Intimidators prospects, June 2016

In-person report: Kannapolis Intimidators prospects, June 2016
These are detailed reports on White Sox prospects I watched late last week in two games at Kannapolis. I also interviewed a handful of them, and those interviews will be published in a separate article the following day. I took in games on June 23rd and 25th. The game on the 23rd was only 4... Read more »

White Sox Minor League Recap 6/13/16: Birmingham Barons save affiliates from rough night

White Sox Minor League Recap 6/13/16: Birmingham Barons save affiliates from rough night
The Birmingham Barons helped the affiliates avoid a sweep with a big night against Biloxi. Both sides of the ball were clicking for the Barons, but unfortunately the same cannot be said for Charlotte, Winston-Salem, or Kannapolis. All three saw their offense disappear in disappointing fashion. Norfolk 4, Charlotte 1 Jacob Turner got the loss... Read more »

White Sox Prospects of the Month - April 2016

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 (50 PA or 10 IP minimum), and still be a prospect (not reached MLB rookie status) to qualify. This is... Read more »
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2016 Kannapolis Intimidators Season Preview

2016 Kannapolis Intimidators Season Preview
Kannapolis opens play on Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Cole Armstrong (former White Sox catching prospect) becomes the team’s manager, promoted from Great Falls and following some of his players to full season ball. He’s joined by Hitting Coach Justin Jirschele, who just a year ago was still a player... Read more »
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