Tag: Nick Madrigal

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects
It’s a fool’s errand to judge draft classes in any sport in the immediacy in which many of us do so. In baseball, it’s especially tough to grasp. The White Sox have one of the deepest farm systems in the sport and publications have painted a rosy picture to even the most casual of baseball... Read more »

2019 Preseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows

2019 Preseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows
We compile prospect rankings twice a year on FutureSox and each time around there is plenty of debate behind the scenes. One voter loves Prospect X and doesn’t get why another voter has Prospect Y ahead of him. The debates can get intense. Here is the most recent version of the finished product, the Top... Read more »

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Pre-season 2019 - FULL LIST

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Pre-season 2019 - FULL LIST
Twice annually, FutureSox writers 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. This is the full list, including capsules for the top 15, the names for... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Second basemen

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Second basemen
Welcome to another entry in a new offseason article series here at FutureSox. Seperate from our twice-annual Top 30 White Sox Prospects lists, we are going to list the top five or ten minor leaguers in the White Sox system at each position on the field. We continue our position prospect rankings with one of the... Read more »

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues

Roundtable: Four blogs discuss the state of the Sox minor leagues
Hearing a variety of perspectives on something as dynamic as the White Sox rebuild is valuable for fans. FutureSox has eight writers at present but we don’t have all the answers. There are dozens of blogs who write about the team, and in that world you can find myriad perspectives on individual prospects and the... Read more »

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 »
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Season in Review: 2018 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2018 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona League (Rk) Final record: 30-26 overall (14-14 1st half, 16-12 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, 3rd in 2nd half in Central Division. Missed a wild card spot by a half game. Complete Team Stats The U.S. affiliate at the lowest developmental level, the AZL White Sox are typically (and this... Read more »

Season in Review: 2018 Kannapolis Intimidators

Season in Review: 2018 Kannapolis Intimidators
Team: Kannapolis Intimidators League: South Atlantic League (A) Final record: 74-63 overall (39-28 1st half, 35-35 2nd half) Final placement: 2nd in 1st half, 4th in 2nd half in Northern Division, wild card winner. Lost in 1st round of playoffs. Complete Team Stats The White Sox’ Class A affiliate had gone from 2009 to 2016 without a postseason appearance. But... Read more »

Preview: White Sox Fall Instructs

Preview: White Sox Fall Instructs
The regular and post-season games have ended for all seven White Sox affiliates in 2018. Three teams went to the playoffs, and one of those won a league championship (Great Falls). Now we move into the off-season. Players have scattered to the four winds, but some will breeze back to the team’s Camelback Ranch facility... Read more »
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Dash Rule Everything Around Me

Dash Rule Everything Around Me
Astute readers may have noticed that this Thursday column has something of a Winston-Salem Dash bias, when I’m not writing about the absurdity of Eloy Jiménez still playing in the minor leagues (it’s absurd, just pay him). There are some solid reasons for this: 1) The Dash are very good (they clinched the playoffs back in... Read more »
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