Posts tagged "Michael Blanke"

State of the System: Relief Pitching

Positional Overview: The current White Sox bullpen is viewed as one of the biggest weakness of the team in 2014. That’s perhaps not a surprise after the Sox dealt least year’s reliable closer, Addison Reed, while not bringing in anyone of note to replace him. I believe the Sox made Matt Lindstrom the closer to... Read more »

Barons @ Smokies, 5/10/13 - In Living Color

FutureSox’ s local guest writer in Tennessee, Brian Balta, got to watch some of the organizations top prospects in person when the Birmingham Barons visited the Tennessee Smokies.  His report includes some video and analysis from the 5/10 game specifically.  For those who aren’t able to check out these prospects in person, here is your chance... Read more »

The Next Wave - Non-Top 25 Prospects to Watch in 2013

At any given point in the season, there are well over two hundred players in the White Sox minor league system, spread out among seven US affiliate teams, a Dominican Summer League squad, and instructional leagues.  Twice a year, we publish a list of the current Top 25 prospects in the system – roughly the top... Read more »
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Early Season Hot and Cold

In place of the usual Hot and Cold with the hot and cold hitters and pitchers of the week with photos and a fancy format let’s just get down and dirty. Which White Sox prospects are struggling and which are setting the minors on fire in the first couple weeks of play? Hot hitters Dan... Read more »

2012 Winston-Salem Season Preview

2012 Winston-Salem Season Preview
The 2012 season is just about ready to start up and we’re back from offseason hibernation just in time. The rosters are coming out and Opening Day is just a day away. It’s time to preview the White Sox minor league season. The format for the previews involves breaking down the rosters based on where... Read more »

2012 Preseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects

2012 Preseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects
The 2011-2012 offseason has seen some significant changes for the White Sox and that certainly includes the minor league system. The changes haven't been dramatic enough to turn a weak farm system into a strong one, but there are definitely some intriguing new players to watch. Pitching depth has improved markedly, but position player depth is still abysmal. Even a shallow system like the Sox have is not fully devoid of talent...
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Doyle Headlines AFL Performances

The Arizona Fall League finished up recently and for the most part it was a forgettable season from a White Sox standpoint. This year didn’t feature the emergence of Sergio Santos as in 2009 or the comeback of Jared Mitchell like last year, but there was one player who surprised just about everyone. Terry Doyle,... Read more »

FutureSox 2011 Midseason Top 25 Prospects

FutureSox 2011 Midseason Top 25 Prospects
FutureSox publishes multiple editions of top prospect lists each year. The list is created by a voting system, much like AP college sports rankings, with the votes coming from six of our knowledgeable prospect gurus. We got a little behind this year and missed our preseason list, but here now is the latest edition of the FutureSox Top 25... Read more »

Hot and Cold 6/3-6/9

Taking a short break from our draft coverage (and plenty more is coming) for the latest Hot and Cold. This week we have an outfielder on yet another hitting streak and a catcher struggling to handle a promotion. Hot Hitter: Brandon Short, OF, AA Short was here two weeks ago for a hitting streak and... Read more »
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Mike Blanke Promoted to Winston-Salem

In the first major promotion of the year for a White Sox hitting prospect, catcher Mike Blanke was been moved up from Kannapolis to Winston-Salem today. Blanke was drafted in the 14th round of last year’s draft, but quickly caught everyone’s attention with a strong season for Great Falls both offensively and defensively. The Canadian... Read more »
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