Archive for 2017

Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview

Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview
The Fall Instructional League in Arizona is about to begin, and the White Sox squad opens play on September 21st. Also commonly referred to as simply Instructs, you can think of this league as the Arizona Fall League’s younger brother. Unlike the AFL, where teams only send seven or eight hand-picked players, usually from the... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2017 Birmingham Barons
Team: Birmingham Barons League: Southern League (AA) Final record: 53-85 overall (26-43 1st half, 27-42 2nd half) Final placement: 5th/last in 1st half, 5th/last in 2nd half in the North Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats The White Sox are rebuilding. Unfortunately for the Barons though, most of the new prospect talent added to the... Read more »

Prospect Focus: Justin Yurchak fitting in fine on the farm

Prospect Focus: Justin Yurchak fitting in fine on the farm
The Chicago White Sox earned some praise for how well they rounded out their top ten on the second day of the 2017 amateur draft. Nick Hostetler and his staff focused primarily on college performers and they landed 9 of them with their first 10 picks. With the hitters in particular, the team placed an... Read more »
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Shohei Otani is Coming to America. What does it mean for the White Sox?

Shohei Otani is Coming to America. What does it mean for the White Sox?
Shoehei Otani is one of the best baseball players in the world. The Japanese star is 23 years old and is apparently ready to come to Major League Baseball according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. He can throw over 100 mph as a starting pitcher and possesses light tower power in the batter’s box. Otani... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 Winston-Salem Dash

Season in Review: 2017 Winston-Salem Dash
Team: Winston-Salem Dash League: Carolina League (Advanced A) Final record: 56-84 overall (24-46 1st half, 32-38 2nd half) Final placement: 5th in 1st half, 4th in 2nd half in the Southern Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats Before the Dash played a game in 2017, their roster appeared to have some strong pitching but perhaps... Read more »

Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona League (a.k.a. Fire League) Final record: 30-26 overall (11-17 1st half, 19-9 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, T-1st 2nd half in the Central Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats In 2015, the AZL White Sox won the league championship and last year they had a 21-35 record. Here in... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 11

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 11
In this post-season edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, Kannapolis and Great Falls are in search of league titles, Michael Kopech picks up more post-season honors and OF Eloy Jimenez says, ‘I’m Ready’. In addition, we will update you on the rest of the happenings, news, notes and transactions regarding the White Sox... Read more »

The Heat Death of the Minor League Season

The Heat Death of the Minor League Season
Everything comes to an end. It’s reassuring to think about when it comes to bad things – eventually, this will all be over and we can look back on it – and depressing when it comes to the good. Time grinds it all down to a stop. Sometimes it’s a blessing, sometimes it’s a tragedy.... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 6
In this final regular season edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes for 2017, most of the affiliates completed their seasons, several prospects earn post-season honors and some additional call-ups are made to the big league level. In addition, we will update you on the rest of the happenings, news, notes and transactions... Read more »
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White Sox Top Prospect Report, 9/1

White Sox Top Prospect Report, 9/1
Primer:  The Top Prospect Report is a weekly post here at FutureSox highlighting performances of the top prospects in the system. More specifically, it will cover the top 15 prospects (plus a bonus or two outside that top fifteen) as classified by our most recent FS30 ranking. This can serve as your one-stop shop to... Read more »
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