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White Sox Protect Seven Players in Advance of Rule 5 Draft

White Sox Protect Seven Players in Advance of Rule 5 Draft
The 40-man roster of the Chicago White Sox stands at 40 players after the club added 7 prospects to the mix in advance of December’s Rule 5 Draft. We released a primer earlier this month with details regarding the protection rules and Rule 5 ramifications for the current players in the system. Today, the White... Read more »

40-Man Roster Decisions, Eligibility and The Rule 5 Draft Implications

40-Man Roster Decisions, Eligibility and The Rule 5 Draft Implications
The 2019 Major League Baseball season has culminated with the Washington Nationals winning their first World Series. Qualifying Offers will soon be extended and free agents have started officially filing for freedom. This is an off-season of great significance for the Chicago White Sox and the decision makers have already begun trimming the edges of... 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 »
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2019 Birmingham Barons Season in Review: Hitters

2019 Birmingham Barons Season in Review: Hitters
This is the first of two articles recapping the Chicago White Sox 2019 Double-A affiliate, Birmingham Barons. Included in this first piece is a breakdown of position players. The second will feature a recap of strictly pitchers.  Newly appointed Birmingham Barons manager Omar Vizquel worked with 52 players throughout the 2019 Southern League campaign. With... 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 »

2019 Arizona Fall League Preview: White Sox Edition

2019 Arizona Fall League Preview: White Sox Edition
The rosters for the Arizona Fall League were released this week. Seven White Sox minor leaguers will be participating, along with hitting coach Cole Armstrong as members of the Glendale Desert Dogs. The Arizona Fall League is an annual prospect showcase that runs from mid-September through late-October. Major league organizations generally send 5-7 players as... Read more »
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2019 Midseason Rankings: TwitterBag Questions

Twitter can be a divisive place but our readers are the best! They were asked to come up with mailbag questions that correspond with rankings week. They didn’t take that opportunity for granted. Below are the questions that we were submitted and our responses to the best of our knowledge. As always, thanks for reading... Read more »

FutureSox 2019 Midseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows

FutureSox 2019 Midseason Rankings Roundtable: Writers' High and Lows
Twice annually, our senior writers huddle and compile their personal top 30 rankings of the White Sox system. Then the real fun begins; as we critique each others lists, ask questions, and share valuable scouting information we might have picked up from our in-person affiliate visits or gleaned from other sources. The end result is... Read more »

Top 30 White Sox prospects midseason 2019

Twice a year, FutureSox writers work together to produce a ranked list of the top 30 White Sox prospects. We use a voting system among the staff, then argue out specific players and rankings until we come to a final list. We release the list in two parts. Previously was the group ranked 16-30. This... Read more »
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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 »
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