Archive for 2017

Alex Call: Under the radar, but not undervalued

Alex Call: Under the radar, but not undervalued
Alex Call getting attention from the White Sox, even if the media hasn’t noticed. “It’s all about competing. I know this organization believes in me and I am willing to do whatever it takes to become a major league player,” says Alex Call, the Chicago White Sox #30 prospect on our most recent Top Prospects list. That’s... Read more »

White Sox acquire two, trade away one, lose none in Rule 5

White Sox acquire two, trade away one, lose none in Rule 5
The annual Rule 5 Draft for 2017 has completed, with the White Sox less active than widely anticipated. But they exactly didn’t stand pat either. With the 4th overall pick in the Major League phase, the Sox selected outfielder Carlos Tocci from Philadelphia. The 22-year-old Tocci was the 23rd-ranked prospect in the Phillies’ system according to... Read more »

White Sox Rule 5 Draft Preview: Who They Could Lose, Add

White Sox Rule 5 Draft Preview: Who They Could Lose, Add
Baseball’s annual winter meetings have begun and the hot stove is simmering as teams have made trades and signings. The festival of roster building ends on Thursday December 14th (beginning at 9am ET) after the completion of the Rule 5 draft. Like last year, the White Sox are still in rebuilding mode and this event... Read more »
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White Sox Winter Meetings Preview

White Sox Winter Meetings Preview
Over the last few years, the White Sox have left nearly every Winter Meetings as at least one of the “Winter Winners” – annual paper champions. General Manager Rick Hahn has seemingly grown familiar with the national media as he has made a habit of getting a chair on the dais each December following his... Read more »

Ask FutureSox, Part 2 - Rutherford, Cease, Clarkin, relievers, coaching and more

Ask FutureSox, Part 2 - Rutherford, Cease, Clarkin, relievers, coaching and more
This is the second set of #AskFutureSox questions we got from our readers on various social media and discussion forum channels last week. We published the first set on Friday, which you can read here. In this second and final set, we dig into a lot more specific prospects and front office staff, as opposed... Read more »

Ask FutureSox, Part 1 - Rule 5, organizational depth and roster projections

Ask FutureSox, Part 1 - Rule 5, organizational depth and roster projections
With the stove not quite warmed up yet, let’s do a mail bag. We asked our followers on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and discussion forums (like SoxTalk.com and the White Sox Reddit) for their burning questions about the White Sox farm and prospects, and they delivered. In fact we got so many that we are... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News & Notes - November 2017

White Sox Minor League News & Notes - November 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our News and Notes, covering the White Sox minor leagues. During the season this article runs weekly, but from October through February it will be closer to monthly. This article covers all the news and updates for the current month. Offseason or not, there has been plenty of activity... Read more »

White Sox Protect Key Prospects with 40-Man Roster Changes

White Sox Protect Key Prospects with 40-Man Roster Changes
The White Sox added Eloy Jimenez, Casey Gillaspie, Micker Adolfo, Luis Basabe, and Ian Clarkin to the 40-man roster yesterday while assigning Chris Beck and Tyler Danish to Triple-A Charlotte to free up space. The roster currently stands at 39, leaving one spot open. Rule 5 Draft The catalyst for these changes is the upcoming Rule... Read more »

White Sox acquire flame-throwing Thyago Vieira from Seattle Mariners

White Sox acquire flame-throwing Thyago Vieira from Seattle Mariners
When the White Sox blew past their 2016-2017 international pool limit and signed Luis Robert to a mega 26 million dollar deal, the penalty was that they were capped at $300k per player on the international market for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 periods. Luckily for them, nothing prevents them from dealing the excess cap room (they... Read more »
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Eloy Jimenez Provides Winter Heat

Eloy Jimenez Provides Winter Heat
That heat you feel emanating from the Caribbean isn’t the latest flashpoint in the debate over global warming. It’s more likely the white-hot bat of Chicago White Sox wunderkind, Eloy Jimenez. The number one prospect in the organization and number four overall according to MLB pipeline, has been annihilating Dominican Winter League pitching. In 23 games,... Read more »
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