Posts tagged "Micker Zapata"

Season Preview: 2014 DSL White Sox

The White Sox affiliate in the Dominican Summer League begins play on Saturday, May 31st, as the first of the short season leagues to get into game action.  This team and league are notoriously the hardest to analyze for multiple reasons.  For one thing, there is virtually no media coverage to follow or videos to... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects - 2014 Preseason, 11-25

Twice annually, in January and July, the writers at FutureSox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system.  The list is released in two parts: numbers 11-25 first, then numbers 1-10.  Here is the first part of our 2014 preseason list. NOTES ON ELIGIBILITY: We consider a “prospect”... Read more »

What to Look For in the Offseason

The White Sox minor league affiliates’ seasons have all completed.  Two of the six went to the playoffs: Rookie level Great Falls was eliminated in the first round, but the AA Birmingham Barons won the Southern League Championship for the 11th time, and first time since 2002. As the big league club limps to the... Read more »
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Bristol Sox visit wrapup - interview with the manager and final thoughts

For one more piece on the 2013 Bristol White Sox, I was privileged to get a chance to meet with Bristol Sox manager Mike Gellinger. (He’s the one leaning against the fence) From my perspective this was a real treat, because Mr. Gellinger is a former assistant hitting coach with the big league club. He’s... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects - 2013 Mid-Season 11-25

The first half of the 2013 White Sox season is in the books, and it has not been pretty.  All indications point to a fire sale coming soon, and as Rick Hahn et al begin rejiggering the roster, more attention is being paid to what the Sox have down on the farm.  Catcher Josh Phegley was... Read more »

White Sox sign Dominican OF Micker Zapata

According to multiple reports, the White Sox made their biggest international amateur signing in recent memory, acquiring outfielder Micker Zapata from the Dominican Republic for $1.6M.  To put this in perspective, last year at this time (international signing day) the Sox made a big leap forward in their international recruiting, and the biggest bonus they paid... Read more »
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