Posts tagged "Winston-Salem Dash"

Game Story: Winston-Salem Dash 5/27/2015, with Video and Scouting Notes

On May 27th, we had a live look at the Winston-Salem Dash. In this matchup, the Dash took on the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians’ Affiliate). Robin Leyer started for the Dash, while Luis Lugo took the mound for the Hillcats. The Hillcats’ lineup features considerably more thump in the form of notable prospects Clint Frazier, Bradley... Read more »

An Unheralded Duo: Evaluating Andre Wheeler and Jordan Guerrero

A-ball teammates at Kannapolis, Andre Wheeler and Jordan Guerrero split their starting pitching appearances throughout the 2014 season. This tandem program, if you will, was largely conducted in an effort to develop both pitchers. Wheeler, a converted outfielder from college, needed in-game repetitions. Similarly, Guerrero needed repetitions as he was coming back from an injury suffered in July... Read more »

2014 Winston-Salem Dash season preview

The minor league season is upon us! Just minutes from the scheduled posting of this final season preview, the minor league baseball season will be underway. The Winston-Salem Dash, the High-A Carolina League affiliate of the White Sox, open at home against Wilmington with J.B. Wendelken taking the mound. The Opening Day ages of the... Read more »

The Life of a Minor League Broadcaster

We’ve been covering the White Sox minor league system for over a decade, focusing almost exclusvely on the players.  Even our recent guest pieces were written by the players themselves.  But if you want to understand how the system really works, you also need to understand the important roles played by the teams’ front offices.... Read more »

2013 Winston-Salem season in review

The Winston-Salem Dash are traditionally contenders in the Carolina League, but this season they failed to make the playoffs. The Dash were 38-32 in the first half and 33-37 second half to complete a wholly mediocre season. It would be a mistake to not start by mentioning the league’s MVP, Chris Curley. He’s 26 so... Read more »

Q&A with infield prospect Joey DeMichele

Second baseman Joey DeMichele was drafted in the third round by the White Sox in 2012.  Seen as a very polished 21-year-old at the time, he was expected to move up quickly through the system, and so far he has. DeMichele is one of only three players from the Sox 2012 draft class that has... Read more »

Courtney Hawkins - Deconstructing Two Outcomes

Outfielder Courtney Hawkins was taken 13th overall in the 2012 draft by the White Sox, and immediately became the organization’s top rated prospect.  Despite being a raw 18 years of age, he went three levels in his draft year, ending with a brief stint in High-A ball.  National publications put him as high as 55th on... Read more »

One Week In - What We've Learned

The first week of minor league games is in the books now, and despite the very small sample size, we’ve already learned a lot.  The stats don’t tell much of a story yet – far too early for that.  But the roster announcements, and then the first few games for each affiliate, do tell us... Read more »

The Next Wave - Non-Top 25 Prospects to Watch in 2013

At any given point in the season, there are well over two hundred players in the White Sox minor league system, spread out among seven US affiliate teams, a Dominican Summer League squad, and instructional leagues.  Twice a year, we publish a list of the current Top 25 prospects in the system – roughly the top... Read more »

Blogger Conference Call w/ Buddy Bell

Buddy Bell, from the White Sox front office in Player Development, was kind enough to sit in on a conference call with various White Sox social media and blog sites, including FutureSox.  Here are some notes from the call… –Asked about moving prospects aggressively up the system, Bell said that “players dictate the speed at... Read more »
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