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White Sox Minor League News & Notes - November 2017

White Sox Minor League News & Notes - November 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our News and Notes, covering the White Sox minor leagues. During the season this article runs weekly, but from October through February it will be closer to monthly. This article covers all the news and updates for the current month. Offseason or not, there has been plenty of activity... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2017 Charlotte Knights
Team: Charlotte Knights League: International League (AAA) Final record: 61-81 overall (35-36 Home, 26-45 Away) Final placement: Last (4th) in IL South Division  Complete 2017 Team Stats On paper, the Charlotte Knights looked like they were destined for lots of success in 2017, as they boasted the number one prospect in all of baseball (Yoan Moncada) and five of... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 7/11

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 7/11
The Prospect Hot List is back and we have three weeks of action to break down for you. Reminder, I try to be as impartial as possible, meaning you might see some names on here that most would consider organizational depth. This column isn’t evaluating their future potential or total career (check out our rankings... Read more »
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Prospects Are Slim: A look at non-rookies in Charlotte

Prospects Are Slim: A look at non-rookies in Charlotte
The minor leagues are awash with exciting young players just starting to bloom into their potential, getting their mechanics down and developing velocity and learning how to hit dingers. These are young men who have never gotten a taste of the majors or been in a Turkish prison, players who still have their rookie status.... Read more »

2017 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2017 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
The Charlotte Knights opened their season at home on Thursday, April 6th, in dramatic fashion with a walk-off victory in 11 innings over Norfolk. Mark Grudzielanek is the new skipper in the team’s historic 30th season. His staff includes Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin, Pitching Coach Steve McCatty and Coach Garey Ingram. Expectations are high for Grudzielanek and... Read more »

A farm-focused White Sox Spring Training guidebook - seven storylines

A farm-focused White Sox Spring Training guidebook - seven storylines
Pitchers and catchers have reported. As Spring Training 2017 opens, all the media outlets around the team have published some version of a preview article, pointing their readers to the storylines they should keep an eye on for the next month and a half. We are doing the same of course, but with a focus... Read more »
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White Sox farm update, 2/10

White Sox farm update, 2/10
Welcome to another edition of News and Notes from the White Sox farm. Since our last edition, we’ve had SoxFest, some new transactions, and of course it’s rankings season. And Spring Training is just around the corner. Spring is Coming Pitchers and catchers report on February 14th, just 4 days from today. The rest of... Read more »

Weekly White Sox farm update, 12/20

Weekly White Sox farm update, 12/20
Welcome back to your weekly article covering all the happenings in the White Sox minor league system. No big blockbuster trades this week (unlike last week), but plenty of other news and action to report… Kannapolis Ballpark The Independent-Tribune of Cabarrus County reported that the City of Kannapolis agreed to spend $2.9M on architecture and... Read more »

White Sox prospects who are unprotected for the 2016 Rule 5 Draft

White Sox prospects who are unprotected for the 2016 Rule 5 Draft
Friday, November 18th is the deadline for players to be placed on the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. The White Sox currently have 27 minor leaguers who will be eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including 4 of the Top 30 Prospects from our July list... Read more »
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2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
Charlotte opens play Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas moves up from Birmingham to manage the highest level White Sox affiliate (AAA, International League) as they open on the road at Durham. Rich Dotson returns as Pitching Coach, joined by Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin and assistant coach Tim Esmay. The... Read more »
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