Tag: Tyler Johnson

Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates

Promotions Aplenty for White Sox Minor League Affiliates
It’s promotion day in the minor leagues as far as the White Sox are concerned. The Charlotte Knights, Birmingham Barons, Winston-Salem Dash and Kannapolis Intimidators  have all seen some movement. Luis Robert heading to the Winston-Salem Dash in High-A from Kannapolis was the first official announcement and one that shouldn’t have been a surprise. #WhiteSox... Read more »

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots
Welcome to June, a brand new month! A little-known Baseball Rule is that you’re allowed to totally forget your team’s performance for the preceding months when a new one begins, so everyone, congratulations on the 3-2 Chicago White Sox. 16 isn’t that many games back for the wild card, right? In fact, there are a... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29
Some fun storylines emerged in the last week on the farm. Matt Skole got his first promotion to the big leagues at 28 years old, Barons hitters just keeping bashing, Dash pitchers have turned the tables and are leading the way, and the Intimidators can’t seem to lose. Let’s look at some of the individual... Read more »
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Prospect Focus: Tyler Johnson

Prospect Focus: Tyler Johnson
By Dan Victor NOTE: This article was written by Dan Victor, as a guest of FutureSox. Dan is a regular at games in North Carolina, especially Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, where he can often be seen with a radar gun in the scout seats. He also writes for the site Scouting the Sally. In a system... Read more »

FutureSox Podcast #5 Featuring Jason Benetti and Three Intimidators

FutureSox Podcast #5 Featuring Jason Benetti and Three Intimidators
ANOTHER FutureSox Podcast has arrived! Clinton Cole talked with White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti about the current state of the White Sox and what’s to come from the farm system. He also had the chance to talk with three members of the Kannapolis Intimidators: Tyler Johnson, Blake Battenfield, and Tate Blackman. You can subscribe and download from... Read more »

White Sox Prospects of the Month, April 2018

White Sox Prospects of the Month, April 2018
After each month of the minor league season, we name one position player and one pitcher as players of the month on the White Sox farm. Generally, players have to see full-time innings or plate appearances (~50 PA or 10 IP minimum), and still be a prospect (not reached MLB rookie status) to qualify. This is... Read more »
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Emptying the Notebook: A-ball pitchers

Emptying the Notebook: A-ball pitchers
I already wrote up focus pieces on two key starting pitching prospects based on my trip through the A-ball affiliates – you can read all about Dylan Cease and Kade McClure. But I saw two other starters and a bunch of relievers in four games at Winston-Salem and Kannapolis, and they deserve some attention as... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 4/17

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 4/17
It’s time to highlight who had a big week on the White Sox farm. This edition is the first full seven days’ worth, as last week’s covered the first stub of five games. Plenty of strong performances stood out, but the Winston-Salem Dash dominate the internal leaderboards over the past week’s worth of play. Let’s... Read more »

2018 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview

2018 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview
The Class A Kannapolis Intimidators opened South Atlantic League play on Thursday, April 5th at home against Lakewood, and as of this writing are 1-1. The team is managed by Justin Jirschele, who even in his second year as the team’s leader is only 27 years old. Last year he was the youngest manager in all... Read more »
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Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 1

Future Pensmen Aplenty in Deep White Sox System - Part 1
Top 100 prospect lists and publications are usually devoid of true relief pitchers. As a matter of fact, relievers are only rarely listed on organization’s top 30 prospect lists. These truths don’t mean that relievers aren’t important though. With the way major league baseball is being played of late, teams are placing a premium on relief... Read more »
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