Tag: Matt Ball

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 »

2015 Minor League Statistical Leaders - Starting Pitchers

With the 2015 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 starting pitchers. We’ll look at some classic core numbers like ERA and WHIP, but also some peripheral values like strikeout and walk rates that... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Great Falls Voyagers

The rookie affiliate Great Falls Voyagers were in the playoff hunt until the regular season finale but fell just short with an overall record of 35-39. The disappointing finish snapped an amazing streak of eight consecutive playoff appearances by the Great Falls affiliate. The White Sox usually stash college draft picks in Great Falls and... Read more »
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Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Mid-season 2015 - Full List

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Mid-season 2015 - Full List
Twice annually, the writers at Future Sox 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... Read more »

From Velocity to Stirrups: Why you should know Matt Ball

From Velocity to Stirrups: Why you should know Matt Ball
Here at FutureSox, one of our biggest ways of bringing content to our readership is interviewing and profiling the Minor League players of the White Sox organization. In some cases, we are the only outlet providing any information for individual players. While that is to be expected for some of the players, I was a... Read more »

2015 Great Falls Voyagers season preview

The 2015 draft is done and the White Sox have nearly their entire class under contract and assigned. The White Sox have two rookie affiliates, the Arizona League White Sox and the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League. I’ll be profiling the Great Falls roster with notes on where the Sox acquired these players,... Read more »
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State of the System: Starting Pitching

Positional Overview: At the Major League level Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are the obvious #1 and #2 guys in this rotation and should be for years to come. Both are signed to potentially very team friendly contracts, too. John Danks is a tough one to project coming off his injury. If the Sox are... Read more »

Left in the Desert - Prospects Unexpectedly Unassigned

Now that the four full-season affiliates have announced their rosters and begun play, and we’ve done a preview for each of them, a lingering question remains.  Where is everyone else? The answer for many of those not assigned to a full season club is simply that they aren’t ready yet.  Younger players like Micker Adolfo... Read more »

White Sox Prospects to Watch Outside the Top 25 - Pitchers

With the popularity of our Next Wave article last offseason, we’ve decided to make this an annual tradition – and split it into two articles.  This is a list of pitchers in the White Sox system to keep an eye on in 2014 that fell outside of the organization’s Top 25 players.  We published the... Read more »
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2013 MLB Draft End of Season Update

Now that the 2013 season is in the books, I wanted to look at the performance of the 2013 MLB Draft picks.  Here I have included stats for all draftees, plus some thoughts about the first 10 rounds plus any other notable picks. It must be noted that stats are fairly meaningless at this stage... Read more »
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