Tag: Daniel Palka

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 »

Season in Review: 2019 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2019 Charlotte Knights
Team: Charlotte Knights League: International League (AAA) Final record: 75-64 Final placement: 2nd place in International League South Division; missed playoffs. Final Team Stats The Charlotte Knights led the International League in attendance and provided the locals with much excitement in the Queen City. A playoff berth was on the line until the very end... Read more »

Do Not Go Gentle: Knights lose, but still have fun

Do Not Go Gentle: Knights lose, but still have fun
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hector Santiago threw a major-league-caliber start and Luis Robert showed why he belongs in another city that starts “Ch,” but the Charlotte Knights dropped this one 5-3 to the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday night. The Sox signed old friend Santiago to a minor league contract near the end of June; of... Read more »
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Zack Collins Demotion a Matter of Circumstance, Not Incompetence

Zack Collins Demotion a Matter of Circumstance, Not Incompetence
Zack Collins was the 10th overall selection of the 2016 draft. He played in 324 Minor League games across three-plus seasons in the White Sox organization prior to his June 18 call up and showcased a matter of consistency at the plate across advanced-A to triple-A. That consistency tells the story of the type of... 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 »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2
“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Much like Frost’s seminal piece, the White Sox have a decision to make tonight at 6 p.m. One... Read more »
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A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp

A Trip to Glendale: Highlights of White Sox Minor League Camp
On the same afternoon White Sox starters Ervin Santana and Lucas Giolito allowed a combined 11 earned runs on 16 hits over eight miserable innings at Camelback Ranch, I was fortunate to avoid that factory of pain by venturing off to the back fields for Minor League camp. It may be a chore to stomach... Read more »

Luis Alexander Basabe: Sooner, Rather than Later

Luis Alexander Basabe: Sooner, Rather than Later
Following an encouraging first stint at Double-A Birmingham, Luis Alexander Basabe (not to be confused with his twin brother, Luis Alejandro Basabe) is in prime position to take a major step forward in his professional career. Among the encouraging efforts by Rick Hahn throughout this rebuild, White Sox outfield prospects may arguably hold the most... Read more »

Road Trip: A Guide to Watching the Minor League Affiliates

Road Trip: A Guide to Watching the Minor League Affiliates
Having become a part of FutureSox in the offseason, it had been a number of years since I’d attended a minor league game. Being new to the team, I felt it was imperative to amass as much knowledge as possible about the minor league system. To that end, I made the trek down to Victory... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/23 to 4/29

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/23 to 4/29
With the White Sox already having an extra year of service time for both Charlotte P Michael Kopech and Birmingham OF Eloy Jimenez, it seems all but inevitable that both will be joining the team at some point in the season. I think it’s safe bet to say it’ll be after the Super 2 deadline sometime... Read more »
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