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If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine
We’re not White Sox fans because we’re optimists. Or maybe we are, actually, I don’t know — why else would we still follow a team that has made the playoffs nine times in its 100+ year existence? In either case, here we are. Our top 80 prospects all need elbow surgery. The major league roster... Read more »

 White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/6 to 5/12

  White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/6 to 5/12
Before we know it the 2019 draft will be here and with the White Sox picking at three, the return should be substantial. But it wasn’t too long ago us at FutureSox was getting excited about a whole different crop of new prospects. So, let’s catch up with the class of 2018. Nick Madrigal: The... Read more »

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons were scheduled to open play on Thursday April 4th in Biloxi, Mississippi against the Shuckers. The Barons will be managed by former big leaguer Omar Vizquel this year as he ascends upward from the Carolina League. Richard Dotson returns to Birmingham as the pitching coach and Charles Poe will take over as... Read more »
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A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture

A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture
While local reports describe weather across the Midwest at the tail end of January as “bitterly cold,” I’m doing my best to put myself in a spring-like mood. I tried to tie in some sort of “escape the cold” metaphor as it relates to the conclusion of the Winter Leagues in Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic,... Read more »

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues
Chicago just got its first measurable snow of the winter, and the White Sox are in full offseason roster change mode. But for some minor leaguers, winter means more baseball. Each offseason, a handful or dozen prospects elect to play in one of the winter leagues in the Caribbean or even as far away as... Read more »

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 »
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White Sox Prospects of the Month, August/September 2018

White Sox Prospects of the Month, August/September 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. The annual exception is at the end of the season, we combine August and September. Generally, players have to see full-time innings or plate appearances (~50 PA or 10... Read more »

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 »

Small Worlds and Oncoming Storms

Small Worlds and Oncoming Storms
The first time I went to see Nick Madrigal play, it rained a lot. It rained all day, then stopped long enough to lure me out of my apartment, then rained again. I sat in my car in the parking lot of BB&T Ballpark for ten minutes while it rained. I watched water inches deep... Read more »
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White Sox Prospects of the Month, June 2018

White Sox Prospects of the Month, June 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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