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2016 Pre-Season Writers Round Table - Part Two

2016 Pre-Season Writers Round Table - Part Two
With Opening Day for the major league team and the full-season affiliates less than a month away, the FutureSox staff convened and reflected on our pre-season rankings, made some bold predictions, and noted what they are looking out for this season. I was joined by Matt Cassidy, Brian Bilek, Will Siskel, and our newest writer,... Read more »

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Style

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Style
It’s time. Today, we can utter that beautiful four-word phrase, “pitchers and catchers report”. Spring Training officially opens today for the White Sox. Of course lots of players have already been there for days or weeks, so this is just the nominal opening which receives ceremonial focus. Like Christopher Columbus “discovering” America, the players who... Read more »

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list
After we publish each of our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we publish a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players, which we published a few days ago. This one covers pitchers. These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You... Read more »
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40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft

40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft
***UPDATE Nov 4th 1:00pm CT: As if on cue, the White Sox purchased the contract of Zach Phillips, so he is now on the 40-man roster. Also they declined Alexei Ramirez’ $10M option and bought him out for $1M instead, making him a free agent (though there is a good chance he is brought back... Read more »

White Sox Winter Leagues Preview

White Sox Winter Leagues Preview
The regular minor league season may be over, but the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of baseball for White Sox minor leaguers. There are eight prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League showcase, which began play just recently. Other, generally younger prospects have been participating in the Fall Instructs League as well. Then... Read more »

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2015 Midseason Top 30

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2015 Midseason Top 30
After we publish each of our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we post a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players (published yesterday, here is the link), and this one covers pitchers. These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an... 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 »

State of the System: Relievers

Positional Overview: Last year, White Sox relievers combined to provide -0.3 WAR in value, in other words, they were awful. Rick Hahn made it one of his top priorities to improve the relief corps, and he did so in spectacular fashion with the signings of David Robertson (let’s all take a quick second to appreciate... Read more »

Spring Training Week 2 - Updated Stock Report

We’re going to take a weekly look at the Spring Training performances of players who are NOT guaranteed a 25-man roster spot. This should provide a succinct view into who appears to be winning or losing the battles for open roster slots, and also a look at how some minor leaguers that aren’t in real... Read more »
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Top 30 White Sox Prospects - 2015 Preseason

Twice annually, the writers at Future Sox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. A small twist this year – we’re going 30 deep instead of 25, partially as a reflection of how much deeper the system has gotten. This is the full top 30, including capsules for... Read more »
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