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‘Magic’ Madrigal Matters — Minor League News and Notes, 6/3 to 6/9

‘Magic’ Madrigal Matters — Minor League News and Notes, 6/3 to 6/9
Another MLB draft has come and gone, and with it comes a big, beefy 1B bat with plenty of contact and power to share joining the organization to usher in the future. The Sox filled one of their biggest organization needs by picking up Vaughn. Assuming his development goes according to plan, his college bat... 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 »

April Showers Bring...Minor League Promotions Aplenty!

April Showers Bring...Minor League Promotions Aplenty!
It’s not quite May yet and 21-year-old outfielder Luis Robert has already earned a promotion to Double-A Birmingham. Luis Robert promoted to Birmingham — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 30, 2019 “La Pantera” has arrived. Join us in welcoming Luis Robert to Birmingham!#BuiltInBham | #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/aOMgdY1D2G — Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) April 30, 2019 Robert has played... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28
Baseball’s No. 1 prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his debut April 26 to a packed Rogers Centre. The hype and buzz preceding his debut with deafening, the Blue Jays’ service time manipulation was maddening and the cheers after he recorded his first hit were jubilant. Which brings us to the White Sox. The top 10... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/4 to 4/7

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/4 to 4/7
To quote former MLB Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, “I need to think something lasts forever, and it might as well be that state of being that is a game; it might as well be that, in a green field, in the sun.” Welcome back, baseball. Welcome back, home runs, strikeouts, fly outs, ground outs, strikes,... Read more »

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 »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, February 25, 2019

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, February 25, 2019
They say the start of Spring Training is a jubilant time where hope springs eternal. The players are in the best shape of their life, the managers are fresh-faced and bright-eyed. A GM smiles upon the physical manifestation of his work and anticipates going 162-0, until that inevitable first loss, then 161-1. Fans, desperate for... Read more »

Salt in the Wound: Basabe's Injury With Updates on Burger, Burdi, and Dunning

Salt in the Wound: Basabe's Injury With Updates on Burger, Burdi, and Dunning
February 19, 2019 was a kick in the gut to the many who follow their beloved southside baseball team. A figurative gray cloud hovered above only White Sox fans throughout the fallout of a certain free agent who accepted a certain 10-year, $300 million deal in a certain city that sees rain fewer times a year than... Read more »

Inside the Top 30: A Thrilling Subplot

Inside the Top 30: A Thrilling Subplot
Our latest Top 30 list is fascinating not only in terms of the overall projections but the subplots that play out beneath the surface. One of the more challenging aspects of the process is separating the pack of outfielders that are jammed up in the latter half of the top 15 of our rankings. The... 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 »
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