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MLB Proposes Major Overhaul of Minor League System

MLB Proposes Major Overhaul of Minor League System
With the general manager meetings in the rearview mirror and some significant signings this week, the baseball offseason is starting to heat up.  An unexpected topic of discussion will be added to the typical conversation on trades, free agent signings, and rumors this winter. According to a report in Baseball America, MLB has submitted a proposal... 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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Season in Review: 2019 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2019 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona Rookie League Final record: 22-34 (11-17 1st half, 11-17 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, 5th in 2nd half and overall in Arizona League Central Full Team Stats 2019 was a tough year record wise for the AZL White Sox as they finished with identical, losing records in both the first... Read more »

Nick Hostetler moves into special assistant to the general manager role

Nick Hostetler moves into special assistant to the general manager role
The White Sox announced today that amateur scouting director Nick Hostetler will be taking on a new role as special assistant to the GM. A replacement for him has yet to be announced. In his new position, Hostetler will shift his focus to major league scouting. FutureSox reached out to him for comment, but he... Read more »

Pitching promotions a relief for beleaguered bullpen arms

There were a few notable prospect promotions on the minor league side of things on Monday, but they weren’t the two headliners from the 2018 draft class that everyone is waiting on. Outfielder Steele Walker will remain in Winston-Salem while infielder Nick Madrigal will enjoy the Southern League for a bit longer. A slight re-shuffling... Read more »
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Desert Oasis: Putting the young performers in the Arizona League in context

Those that have the tolerance for following the lower levels of the White Sox minor leagues may have noticed the short season affiliates (Great Falls Voyagers and AZL White Sox) for the White Sox have had some noticeable, and welcome differences from years past: They are full of teenage hitters Those teen hitters are actually... Read more »

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7
It was 109 degrees and partly cloudy in Surprise, Ariz., on June 30, when 1B Andrew Clayton Vaughn suited up for his first professional baseball game. Adorned in the grey road uniforms of the main club, Vaughn went 2-4 with a pair of singles and a strikeout that first day. Our own Sean Williams was at... Read more »

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong — Minor League News and Notes, 6/17 to 6/24
What’s life but an opportunity to dwell on one’s failures? And this author has one big failure to dwell on. I never bought in on Luis Robert. His numbers as a teenager were gaudy in Cuba, and it seemed too good to be true when he came to the White Sox as the top-billed product... Read more »
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White Sox Prospect Hot List - 6/12

White Sox Prospect Hot List - 6/12
The MLB draft is complete and the White Sox haul will soon be producing in the system. But before the rookie teams get started, let’s recap the last month of so since our last Hot List on May 2nd. Reminder: this piece is not exclusively focused on top prospects, just the best stat producers from... Read more »
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