Tag: Matt Foster

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 »

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 »

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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Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons
Team: Birmingham Barons League: Southern League (AA) Final record: 66-72 overall (32-36 1st half, 34-36 2nd half) Final placement: 5th in 1st half, 3rd in 2nd half in North Division, no playoffs. Complete Team Stats The Barons had a few of the best prospects in the system spend time on the roster during 2018. But a few very-highly-ranked prospects aside,... Read more »

Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates

Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates
It’s promotion day in the minor leagues as far as the White Sox are concerned. The Charlotte Knights, Birmingham Barons, Winston-Salem Dash and Kannapolis Intimidators  have all seen some movement. Luis Robert heading to the Winston-Salem Dash in High-A from Kannapolis was the first official announcement and one that shouldn’t have been a surprise. #WhiteSox... Read more »

Dashing Through the Accumulated Weight of History, Laughing All the Way (ha ha ha!)

Dashing Through the Accumulated Weight of History, Laughing All the Way (ha ha ha!)
It’s been a Dash-heavy week, and this is a Dash-heavy post, with two already in the first sentence and a third to follow almost immediately. Winston-Salem has been the talk of the White Sox minor league system, with impressive offensive showings and pitching performances to back it up. Our Chuck Garfien has the breakdown of... Read more »
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2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
The Winston-Salem Dash will open Carolina League play on Thursday, April 5th (today!) at 7:00 PM at Carolina. 24-year major league veteran and 3-time All Star Omar Vizquel takes the reigns as manager of the Dash in 2018. Over the past four seasons, the 11-time Gold Glove winner was a member of Brad Ausmus‘ staff... Read more »

Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 2

Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 2
We previously dove deep into the White Sox system to identify a trove of possible options for a future high-leverage relief role. Eight players were mentioned and some are even listed in top 30 publications throughout the industry. The White Sox system is loaded with pitching and some of the arms being groomed as future starters... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Preview-White Sox prospects

Arizona Fall League Preview-White Sox prospects
In late August, the rosters of the Arizona Fall League were announced to the public. The White Sox, whose participants are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, will have seven players on the roster, with play opening in a few days. The Sox representatives will be: Seby Zavala (catcher) Tito Polo (outfielder) Danny Mendick (infielder)... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6
In this final regular season edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes for 2017, most of the affiliates completed their seasons, several prospects earn post-season honors and some additional call-ups are made to the big league level. In addition, we will update you on the rest of the happenings, news, notes and transactions... Read more »
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