Tag: Luis Robert

Desert Oasis: Putting the young performers in the Arizona League in context

Those that have the tolerance for following the lower levels of the White Sox minor leagues may have noticed the short season affiliates (Great Falls Voyagers and AZL White Sox) for the White Sox have had some noticeable, and welcome differences from years past: They are full of teenage hitters Those teen hitters are actually... Read more »

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7
It was 109 degrees and partly cloudy in Surprise, Ariz., on June 30, when 1B Andrew Clayton Vaughn suited up for his first professional baseball game. Adorned in the grey road uniforms of the main club, Vaughn went 2-4 with a pair of singles and a strikeout that first day. Our own Sean Williams was at... Read more »

2019-2020 White Sox International Preview

2019-2020 White Sox International Preview
The 2019-2020 international signing period begins on July 2nd. This period provides an opportunity for the White Sox to add some more talent to the lower levels of their well-regarded minor league system. The franchise has been in the penalty box in regards to high dollar international expenditures in the previous two classes. The organization,... Read more »
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When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24
What’s life but an opportunity to dwell on one’s failures? And this author has one big failure to dwell on. I never bought in on Luis Robert. His numbers as a teenager were gaudy in Cuba, and it seemed too good to be true when he came to the White Sox as the top-billed product... Read more »

‘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 »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2
“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Much like Frost’s seminal piece, the White Sox have a decision to make tonight at 6 p.m. One... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5
TINSTAAPP. After only a year in the White Sox’ farm system, LHP Carlos Rodón made his major league debut. An NC State product, Rodón was polished when the Sox took him 3rd overall in the 2014 MLB draft. Five years and 529 innings later and what do we really know about Rodón? A pitcher of... 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 »

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 »
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Luis Robert Highlights Early Winston-Salem Standouts

Luis Robert Highlights Early Winston-Salem Standouts
I remember getting up close to Luis Robert in person at this year’s SoxFest. Listed at 6-3, 185lbs, I felt as if I was staring at an NFL safety. I caught three at-bats of his at the backfields of Minor League Spring training. Mouth agape, I watched Robert barrel up a liner to left and... Read more »
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