Tag: Laz Rivera

Maturity Plus Aggressiveness Equals Success for Taylor Varnell

Maturity Plus Aggressiveness Equals Success for Taylor Varnell
Being recently married with a baby girl on the way sets Taylor Varnell apart from his teammates. Perhaps that level of responsibility is what differentiates him on the mound as well. The 24-year-old left-hander out of Oral Roberts oozes maturity not typically seen in Low-A. Through nine starts at Kannapolis, the southpaw has been lights... Read more »

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine
We’re not White Sox fans because we’re optimists. Or maybe we are, actually, I don’t know — why else would we still follow a team that has made the playoffs nine times in its 100+ year existence? In either case, here we are. Our top 80 prospects all need elbow surgery. The major league roster... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/8 to 4/14

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/8 to 4/14
CUT TO A THEATRICAL SCORE Announcer: Introducing… THE SCORE HEIGHTENS Announcer: Overreaction Theater…starring your 2019 Chicago White Sox farm system. Two narratives continue to burn through White Sox Twitter: Winston-Salem OF Luis Robert should be promoted to Birmingham and Charlotte SS Danny Mendick should be promoted to the main roster. Well I’m here to douse... Read more »
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2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons were scheduled to open play on Thursday April 4th in Biloxi, Mississippi against the Shuckers. The Barons will be managed by former big leaguer Omar Vizquel this year as he ascends upward from the Carolina League. Richard Dotson returns to Birmingham as the pitching coach and Charles Poe will take over as... 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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2019 Preseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows

2019 Preseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows
We compile prospect rankings twice a year on FutureSox and each time around there is plenty of debate behind the scenes. One voter loves Prospect X and doesn’t get why another voter has Prospect Y ahead of him. The debates can get intense. Here is the most recent version of the finished product, the Top... Read more »

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 »

2018 Arizona Fall League Recap

2018 Arizona Fall League Recap
The White Sox were well represented in this year’s fall circuit. Seven players from the organization took part in the 30 game season comprising of 6 total teams. The prospects that were chosen to participate from the White Sox joined players from the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees as... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, October 2018

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, October 2018
Winter is coming and I’m going to think about as much baseball as possible to get through it. With that in mind, it’s time to rank the rankings. FutureSox ran an entire series ranking the top prospects in our system by position group (links below). The consensus is the outfield is the strongest position, a... Read more »
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