Posts tagged "Marcus Semien"

White Sox get Samardzija, Ynoa for Four Prospects

The White Sox have acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa from the Oakland Athletics, in exchange for four prospects: INF Marcus Semien, RHP Chris Bassitt, 1B Rangel Ravelo and C Josh Phegley. Of course, most of you already know that. And Samardzija is a known commodity – a very effective right-handed starter who immediately... Read more »

2014 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Hitters

With the 2014 minor league seasons completed, let’s take a look at the leaders in key statistical areas in the White Sox system. In this edition, we’re going to focus on hitters. We’ll look at some classic core numbers (slash lines, XBH totals), but also some peripheral values (contact rates) that may better indicate where... Read more »

White Sox Prospects of the Month - Aug/Sep 2014

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. This is the final edition of 2014, covering August and the little bit of September. There were some tough calls to make, as two hitters and two pitchers could... Read more »
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The 2015 Infield Traffic Jam - Who's on Second?

As the White Sox farm system continues to improve in depth, they have a ‘problem’ that’s new and novel: a traffic jam of potential MLB talent at the skill infield positions (SS, 2B, 3B) in AAA. It has been years since this was true at any non-pitching position on the field. What will they do with... Read more »

Alvarez and Anderson going deep - 8/26/14 Recap

It was a dismal day in the upper part of the White Sox system as the Knights, Barons and Dash all lost in definitive fashion despite bright spots from Marcus Semien, Tim Anderson and Rangel Ravelo. Meanwhile the lower minors had a field day with the Intimidators, Voyagers and AZL White Sox all winning, with... Read more »

White Sox Rookie Watch: March/April

With the White Sox fielding a number of rookies to start the 2014 season, I thought it would be fun to track them all throughout the year. I will be breaking down their performances statistically, trying to identify trends, areas of weakness and strength, signs of progression and regression etc. I will be giving my... Read more »
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State of the System: Middle Infield

Positional Overview: Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez will be entering their 5th straight season as the starting 2B/SS combination for the Sox when Beckham returns from his DL stint. Ramirez, while drawing much derision from fans over the last year, has been one of the Sox’ best performers, finishing 2nd, 1st, 1st, 5th, 1st in... Read more »

The Life of a Minor League Broadcaster

We’ve been covering the White Sox minor league system for over a decade, focusing almost exclusvely on the players.  Even our recent guest pieces were written by the players themselves.  But if you want to understand how the system really works, you also need to understand the important roles played by the teams’ front offices.... Read more »

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Perspectives

Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training this weekend, and some players (minor and major leaguers) have already arrived at Camelback Ranch.  Aside from a little tinge of jealousy of players who get to run around on green grass in seventy degree temps, there’s quite a bit to get excited about for White Sox fans,... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects - 2014 Preseason Top 25

Twice annually, in January and July, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system.  The list is released in two parts.  We released the 11-25 list a few days ago, with capsule for each player, which you can see here.  This is the full... Read more »
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