Tag: Matt Cooper

Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history

Prebuild Prospects: A dig through recent history
Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech – if we hadn’t been so scarred by years of desolation, it would almost be hard to remember a time before the Sox farm system was so deep. Madrigal, Basabe, Cease. Even the rest-of-season DL is stacked – Burger, Burdi, potentially Dunning. But remember the days when Brent Morel... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News & Notes, 1/8-2/4

White Sox Minor League News & Notes, 1/8-2/4
It’s February. In less than two weeks, we will be able to say without preface, ‘Pitchers and Catchers, Report!’ So this will be our last truly “offseason” News and Notes of the 2017-2018 winter. By the end of February we will be back into weekly mode for Spring Training. While there have not been any... Read more »

Prospect Perspective: Matt Cooper, from Pitcher to Parent

Prospect Perspective: Matt Cooper, from Pitcher to Parent
***The following article was written by Matt Cooper, a pitching prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our ongoing Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves. Matt was faced with a tough decision during the 2017 season, one which required choosing one dream over another.... Read more »
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40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft
A world series has been won, qualifying offers have been extended and free agents can officially put ink to paper with clubs. The major league baseball off-season is upon us. The White Sox have embarked on a rebuild and while much of the heavy lifting occurred last season, the team-building must continue. The organization has... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2017 Birmingham Barons
Team: Birmingham Barons League: Southern League (AA) Final record: 53-85 overall (26-43 1st half, 27-42 2nd half) Final placement: 5th/last in 1st half, 5th/last in 2nd half in the North Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats The White Sox are rebuilding. Unfortunately for the Barons though, most of the new prospect talent added to the... Read more »

Just a Bit Outside - Prospects who just missed our Midseason Top 30

Just a Bit Outside - Prospects who just missed our Midseason Top 30
Welcome to White Sox prospects rankings week, midseason 2017! We release Top 30 Prospects lists twice a year. For each cycle, we post three articles. The first gives short blurbs on a handful of players who did not make the list, but were discussed and just missed. Tomorrow we will release the 30th to 16th... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 7/3

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 7/3
In this Independence Day week edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, we will get you caught up on some mid-season honors, LHP Jordan Guerrero picks up this third straight victory for Birmingham and Winston-Salem wastes another strong outing by RHP Dane Dunning. In addition, we will update you on the happenings, news, notes... Read more »

White Sox Prospects of the Month, April 2017

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. Generally, players have to see full-time innings or plate appearances (~50 PA or 10 IP minimum), and still be a prospect (not reached MLB rookie status) to qualify. This is... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, Opening Week

White Sox Prospect Hot List, Opening Week
Editor’s note: We’ve changed our daily content format for 2017, and will no longer be doing daily game recaps. Instead, we will provide content more focused on the news and info that our readers have asked about, specifically covering the prospects. On Tuesdays, it will be a rundown of the best performances across the farm... Read more »
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2017 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2017 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons open play on Thursday, April 6th, along with the other three full-season affiliates. Julio Vinas returns as manager after guiding the Charlotte Knights in 2016. He’s joined by Hitting Coach Cole Armstrong and Pitching Coach Jose Bautista. The first series begins on the road at Jackson, before coming home to Regions Field... Read more »
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