Tag: Seby Zavala

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24
What’s life but an opportunity to dwell on one’s failures? And this author has one big failure to dwell on. I never bought in on Luis Robert. His numbers as a teenager were gaudy in Cuba, and it seemed too good to be true when he came to the White Sox as the top-billed product... Read more »

2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways

2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways
Taking the Best Player Available Decision makers in every sport speak endlessly and emphatically about how imperative it is for their club to select the “best player on the board” when determining how to spend a draft pick. While it’s subjective and arbitrary, the Chicago White Sox did just that on the first night of... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2
“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Much like Frost’s seminal piece, the White Sox have a decision to make tonight at 6 p.m. One... Read more »
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Charlotte Knights 2019 Season Preview

Charlotte Knights 2019 Season Preview
The Charlotte Knights opened International League play last night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, NC against the Durham Bulls (sounds like something from a movie). 15-year major league veteran, Mark Grudzielanek will lead the team for the third consecutive season. The rest of the coaching staff includes hitting coach Frank Menechino, pitching coach Steve McCatty... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, February 25, 2019

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, February 25, 2019
They say the start of Spring Training is a jubilant time where hope springs eternal. The players are in the best shape of their life, the managers are fresh-faced and bright-eyed. A GM smiles upon the physical manifestation of his work and anticipates going 162-0, until that inevitable first loss, then 161-1. Fans, desperate for... Read more »

2019 is The Year of Seby Zavala

2019 is The Year of Seby Zavala
Winter can be tricky. I very much prefer the warmth. For whatever reason, I chose to stick around the Midwest; specifically, about 20 minutes from Guaranteed Rate Field. Maybe that’s the reason I’m still here. The feeling of dread starts to sink in around early October. Knowing cold and darkness is on the horizon for... Read more »
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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 White Sox Prospects ranked 16-30, Pre-season 2019

Top White Sox Prospects ranked 16-30, Pre-season 2019
Twice annually, the writers at FutureSox 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 “teaser,”... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, November

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, November
Sound the horn! The crown jewel of the White Sox system is playing the occasional game in the Dominican Winter League. Eloy has played in seven games and had 27 at-bats for Gigantes del Cibao. He’s destroying the rest of the league to the tune of .407/.467/.630. He has seven strikeouts to three walks. As for... Read more »
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