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Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms has quality to work with in 2020

Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms has quality to work with in 2020
Charlotte, NC — New Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms expects a break-out year for Gavin Sheets in 2020. “His make-up is top-notch,” Helms said. “He is one guy to really keep an eye on.” Helms should know better than anyone. He managed Sheets last year in Birmingham, where the 23-year-old first baseman hit .267, with... Read more »

Gavin Sheets Improving, Tyler Johnson a Fall-Star in Arizona Fall League

Gavin Sheets Improving, Tyler Johnson a Fall-Star in Arizona Fall League
For the White Sox prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League this year, it’s been a rough start to say the least. After most of them got off to a slow start, the offensive and pitching struggles have become a trend as we are reaching the halfway point of the season. Luckily, this hasn’t been the... Read more »

Tyler Johnson shines, rest of the group struggles in early goings of the AFL season

Tyler Johnson shines, rest of the group struggles in early goings of the AFL season
The Arizona Fall League has made some changes to their schedule this season. They’ve bumped the games up almost a month earlier and this year features primarily night games, which is something they haven’t done in the past. While the schedule is different, the objective of the league remains the same. It gives prospects the... Read more »
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Pitching Leads the Way in Week 9 of AZL White Sox Season

Pitching Leads the Way in Week 9 of AZL White Sox Season
Despite riding a seven-game losing streak into Sunday, last week was still an exciting one for the AZL White Sox. On Tuesday, Andrew Dalquist made his professional debut against the AZL Dodgers Mota in Glendale. On Saturday, Matthew Thompson also made his professional debut as he faced the AZL Reds in Goodyear. Both of these debuts... Read more »

Slow Curves and Big Doubles: Dash beat the Varnell out of the Nationals

Slow Curves and Big Doubles: Dash beat the Varnell out of the Nationals
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Taylor Varnell improved on his already impressive Dash debut last time out with six innings of one-run ball, and a four-run Dash fifth led the team to a 4-1 victory over the Potomac Nationals. The only string of hits the Nationals were able to put together against Varnell came in the very... Read more »

Dash Don't Do As Roman Does: Mitch 4-for-4, but Nationals take it late

Dash Don't Do As Roman Does: Mitch 4-for-4, but Nationals take it late
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mitch Roman had four hits and big-leaguer Manny Bañuelos struck out seven in less than five innings, but the Dash dropped this one to the Potomac Nationals after some late back-and-forth. Bañuelos made his first rehab appearance with the Dash after two such starts for the AZL Sox. He was shelled in... Read more »
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The Kannapolis Pipeline: Varnell the latest fascinating pitcher called up, but loses in Winston-Salem debut

The Kannapolis Pipeline: Varnell the latest fascinating pitcher called up, but loses in Winston-Salem debut
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Taylor Varnell’s High-A debut against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers was baserunner-heavy but otherwise smooth until the very last pitch he threw, his 100th, which turned into a triple-plus-error and scored three runs for the loss. It’s strange to say for a four-run, five-walk outing over four and two-thirds innings, but this was actually... Read more »

Observations from Week 8 of the AZL White Sox

Observations from Week 8 of the AZL White Sox
This week, the AZL White Sox posted a 2-3 record, giving themselves an overall record of 18-26 on the season. The team currently sits at 5th place of the Arizona League Central Division for the second half and on the entire 2019 season. While the team isn’t winning as much as they hoped to and... Read more »

Slog Days of Summer: Stiever gets through three, eventually, as Dash lose 5-4

Slog Days of Summer: Stiever gets through three, eventually, as Dash lose 5-4
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It was Stiever Day in Winston-Salem, but Stiever Day wrapped up after just three innings, all scoreless but all equally laborious. It ended up turning into Bullpen Day, which did not go super well! Stiever’s last start saw him allow three runs through five innings, not bad by any means but not the... Read more »
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Observations from Week 7 of the AZL White Sox

Observations from Week 7 of the AZL White Sox
The second half of the Arizona League season began last week. The AZL White Sox are currently 5-6 in the second half and have an overall record of 16-23. While the team is currently on the outside looking in for the playoffs, they still have a lot of players that are putting together an impressive... Read more »
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