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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 3/20 to 4/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 3/20 to 4/2
To quote Europe, “It’s the final countdown, the final countdown. Oh…” The minor league season is but days away, set to open this Thursday. The rosters are taking final shape and should be finalized Wednesday, and before you know it, the White Sox affiliates will charge the field for the 2018 season. There will be... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 7/25

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - 7/25
In this edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, we will check on the new prospects added to the organization from the Cubs and Yankees, several 2017 draft picks have been promoted and one top prospect is set to have season-ending surgery. In addition, we will update you on the rest of... Read more »

Fool Me Once: Good seasons by OK prospects, Part 2

Welcome back for Part Two in a sometimes depressing two-part series, in which I cast a nostalgic gaze back upon the recent history of White Sox minor league baseball, remember the prospects that had good years, and then remember the less good years by those prospects that were almost sure to follow. Part One, covering the late unpleasantness of... Read more »
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2017 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2017 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
The Winston-Salem Dash opened play on Thursday, along with the other three full-season affiliates. 2005 World Series hero Willie Harris takes over as manager of the Dash after a stint as the hitting coach in Great Falls last year. He is joined by Charlie Poe as the Hitting Coach and Brian Drahman takes over as... Read more »

Season in Review: 2016 Kannapolis Intimidators

Season in Review: 2016 Kannapolis Intimidators
The Intimidators were eliminated from postseason play in their regular season home game against Columbia on August 28. Kannapolis went 58-82 overall for the 2016 season. The silver lining is that the team did go 34-36 in the 2nd half and were, for a while, in the playoff hunt. The overall performance was disappointing but... Read more »

In-person report: Kannapolis Intimidators prospects, June 2016

In-person report: Kannapolis Intimidators prospects, June 2016
These are detailed reports on White Sox prospects I watched late last week in two games at Kannapolis. I also interviewed a handful of them, and those interviews will be published in a separate article the following day. I took in games on June 23rd and 25th. The game on the 23rd was only 4... Read more »
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2016 Kannapolis Intimidators Season Preview

2016 Kannapolis Intimidators Season Preview
Kannapolis opens play on Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Cole Armstrong (former White Sox catching prospect) becomes the team’s manager, promoted from Great Falls and following some of his players to full season ball. He’s joined by Hitting Coach Justin Jirschele, who just a year ago was still a player... Read more »

2015 Minor League Statistical Leaders - Starting Pitchers

With the 2015 minor league seasons completed, let’s take a look at the leaders in key statistical areas in the White Sox system. In this edition, we’re going to focus on starting pitchers. We’ll look at some classic core numbers like ERA and WHIP, but also some peripheral values like strikeout and walk rates that... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Great Falls Voyagers

The rookie affiliate Great Falls Voyagers were in the playoff hunt until the regular season finale but fell just short with an overall record of 35-39. The disappointing finish snapped an amazing streak of eight consecutive playoff appearances by the Great Falls affiliate. The White Sox usually stash college draft picks in Great Falls and... Read more »
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2015 Great Falls Voyagers season preview

The 2015 draft is done and the White Sox have nearly their entire class under contract and assigned. The White Sox have two rookie affiliates, the Arizona League White Sox and the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League. I’ll be profiling the Great Falls roster with notes on where the Sox acquired these players,... Read more »
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