Archive for 2013

White Sox in the Winter Leagues - Post-Season Review

The Caribbean winter leagues’ regular seasons have ended, with a number of White Sox minor leaguers seeing action.  We previewed the White Sox in the Dominican Winter League here, and the Venezuelan Winter League here, prior to their seasons.  Let’s take a look at how they did. Note: there are two Sox prospects still playing... Read more »

White Sox claim LHP Eric Surkamp from Giants

The White Sox claimed left-hander Eric Surkamp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.  Surkamp provides some depth (or insurance) for a rotation spot, and hints that the Sox are still at least considering trading another starter. Surkamp was listed by MLB.com as the Giants’ 12th ranked prospect last year, and was among the organization’s... Read more »

Addison Reed nets third base prospect Matt Davidson

The White Sox added another young hitter to the pile of youthful bats they’ve acquired this offseason. Matt Davidson joins Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton as 20-something unproven hitters new to the organization. Davidson comes over from Arizona at the cost of closer Addison Reed. Reed, a former third round pick in 2010, raced through... Read more »
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White Sox Select Adrian Nieto, Others in Rule V Draft

The White Sox were active in the Rule V Draft today, picking up a catcher in the major league phase, a pitcher and another catcher in the AAA phase.  They also lost a player in the AAA phase.  Let’s take a look at each of the prospects involved. Adrian Nieto, Major League phase The White Sox... Read more »

Q&A with Pitcher Chris Bassitt

Few pitchers in the White Sox system had a breakout 2013 like Chris Bassitt did.  The 6’5” righty was drafted in the 16th round in 2011, and barely mentioned on the periphery of a few prospect lists before this year.  But after transitioning to a starting role late in 2012, he began 2013 in A+ Winston-Salem’s rotation... Read more »

White Sox in the Arizona Fall League - 2013 in Review

The Arizona Fall League season has ended.  The Glendale Desert Dogs, on whose roster are the eight White Sox prospects in the AFL, failed to make the championship game.  Let’s take a look at the performance of these Sox farm hands, using the preview we published in October as a guide (and credit to Daren... Read more »
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Q&A with First Baseman Dan Black

With all the attention on the signing of Jose Dariel Abreu (to the largest international signing to date), the waiting game on Paul Konerko’s possible retirement, and calls for trading Adam Dunn, a question goes unasked: are there any first basemen in the Sox minor league system who could play a role in the near future? ... Read more »

FutureSox Prospects of the Month: August/September 2013

This is 2013’s better (way) late than never final edition of prospects of the month. As is usual protocol around here, August and September have been combined into the same post due to September being so short. Oddly enough, this was probably the most competitive month of the season in terms of finding standout prospects.... Read more »

White Sox Winter Leagues Preview - Dominican Republic

This is the second installment in our staggered previews of the Winter Leagues.  Our preview of the Venezuelan and Australian leagues went up a few days ago, with Venezuela already playing and Australia opening on the 31st.  With no players going to Mexico this year, this leaves two other leagues to preview: The Dominican and... Read more »
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White Sox Acquire LHP Sean Bierman, INF Ben Kline to Complete Jesse Crain Trade

The trade sending Jesse Crain to the Tampa Bay Rays has now been officially completed.  The White Sox receive LHP Sean Bierman, INF Ben Kline and cash.  Considering Crain didn’t pitch for the Rays due to injury, and the Sox got some salary relief, any return on the trade is a bonus.  Let’s take a... Read more »
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