Category: Interviews

Going Deep with Alex Destino

Going Deep with Alex Destino
I’m guessing anyone reading this has spent more than a few times in a batter’s box staring down a pitcher. I’m also guessing that most of you did it at a low level before a pitcher had a complete set of pitches. Before you had to wonder if the next offering was going to be... Read more »

Splits Tell Story of Basabe’s Truncated Season

Splits Tell Story of Basabe’s Truncated Season
Limited to 69 games at the Double-A level in 2019, Luis Alexander Basabe experienced a regression in his overall numbers from the same level in 2018. In what most considered a disappointing performance in his first half-season in Birmingham, he managed a wRC+ of 111 on the year compared to a below- average 95 in... Read more »

Alex Destino Changes Destiny with Resurgent 2019 Campaign

Alex Destino Changes Destiny with Resurgent 2019 Campaign
Upon joining the White Sox organization, Alex Destino grabbed attention by posting a wRC+ of 134 with a slash line of .290/.408/.432 in 225 plate appearances in the AZL in 2017. So, folks were a bit surprised when the 14th round draft pick out of South Carolina struggled after being promoted to Great Falls in... Read more »
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After a slow transition into pro ball, Andrew Dalquist is ready to hit the ground running

After a slow transition into pro ball, Andrew Dalquist is ready to hit the ground running
In recent drafts, the White Sox have shown a consistent trend of favoring players from the collegiate ranks over high school players in the early rounds. However, the 2019 draft class broke away from that trend as Nick Hostetler and co. selected prep players in rounds two, three, and four, making that the organization’s focus... Read more »

Like a Stock Market, Tyler Johnson's Trend is Upward

Like a Stock Market, Tyler Johnson's Trend is Upward
Following his first full professional season in 2018, Tyler Johnson established himself as a major player in the White Sox system. The right-handed relief pitcher dominated in a combined stint with low-A Kannapolis and advanced-A Winston-Salem, accumulating a 0.88 WHIP in 58 innings with 89 strikeouts and only 16 walks. His innings total increased by... Read more »

Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Steele Walker

Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Steele Walker
Winston-Salem isn’t currently home to the sheer volume of top prospects as it was last year, but there are three players currently with the team who seem primed to succeed potentially all the way to the major leagues. These are, of course, Andrew Vaughn, Jonathan Stiever, and Steele Walker. Stiever led off in a three-part... Read more »
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Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Andrew Vaughn

Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Andrew Vaughn
Winston-Salem isn’t currently home to the sheer volume of top prospects as it was last year, but there are three players currently with the team who seem primed to succeed potentially all the way to the major leagues. These are, of course, Andrew Vaughn, Jonathan Stiever, and Steele Walker. Stiever led off in a three-part... Read more »

From baseball bloodlines to the White Sox, Garvin Alston Jr. is ready to make a name for himself

From baseball bloodlines to the White Sox, Garvin Alston Jr. is ready to make a name for himself
When the White Sox selected Garvin Alston Jr. in the 2019 MLB Draft, they got a player who has been around the game for a long time even though his professional career was just getting started. Alston Jr. was not your typical MLB Draft prospect. His father, Garvin Alston, spent many years as a pitching coach for... Read more »

Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Jonathan Stiever

Fieldside Chats: A conversation with Jonathan Stiever
Winston-Salem isn’t currently home to the sheer volume of top prospects as it was last year, when it saw Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Luis Basabe, Luis González, Micker Adolfo, Gavin Sheets, and more all play in the same lineup. This year’s roster isn’t quite so prospect-laden, but there are three players currently with the team... Read more »
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Prospect Focus: DJ Gladney

Prospect Focus: DJ Gladney
A childhood dream came true mostly because of a workout at Guaranteed Rate Field in late May of this year. After taking part in the Boston Red Sox’s pre-draft workout at Fenway Park, DJ Gladney impressed the White Sox with a power display at a similar gathering. Nick Hostetler, formerly the Director of Amateur Scouting... Read more »
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