Tag: Seby Zavala

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster

White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster
As expected, the Chicago White Sox made a series of moves to prepare their 40-man roster before the 7pm Rule 5 protection deadline. But which moves were made, were not quite all the expected ones. Word leaked out early on some (we tweeted out Zavala and heard about Stephens early as well), but the team... Read more »
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40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft
The 2018 Major League Baseball season has culminated in the Boston Red Sox winning another World Series. Qualifying Offers have been extended and free agency is underway across baseball. The off-season is upon us and the team-building must continue for the White Sox. The organization has amassed a lot of talent but as is the... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Catchers

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Catchers
Welcome to a new offseason series here at FutureSox. We are asked regularly how we might rank prospects by position, and we are here to please. Separate 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... 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 »
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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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