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40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft

40-man roster decisions - players eligible for Rule 5 Draft
***UPDATE Nov 4th 1:00pm CT: As if on cue, the White Sox purchased the contract of Zach Phillips, so he is now on the 40-man roster. Also they declined Alexei Ramirez’ $10M option and bought him out for $1M instead, making him a free agent (though there is a good chance he is brought back... Read more »

Fall/Winter League Update: Engel, Peter, Brennan start strong in AFL

Fall/Winter League Update: Engel, Peter, Brennan start strong in AFL
While the temperature is dropping in Chicago and the minor league season is long over, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any baseball going on. There are many White Sox prospects continuing their development around the globe in Fall and Winter Leagues. If you would like a refresher on what prospect went where and our expectations,... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2015 Birmingham Barons
The White Sox AA affiliate Birmingham Barons finished their season with an overall record of 69-70, in 3rd place and 7 games back in the Southern League North Division’s 2nd half standings. The team was actually in first place for a significant chunk of the 2nd half, but the offense disappeared (thanks in part to... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects, Midseason 2015: Players ranked 16-30

Twice annually, the writers at Future Sox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. We use a voting system among the staff, then argue out specific players and rankings, until we come to a final list. The list is released in two parts. This is the list... Read more »

State of the System: Relievers

Positional Overview: Last year, White Sox relievers combined to provide -0.3 WAR in value, in other words, they were awful. Rick Hahn made it one of his top priorities to improve the relief corps, and he did so in spectacular fashion with the signings of David Robertson (let’s all take a quick second to appreciate... Read more »

Player Development Q and A with Nick Capra and Kirk Champion

I – along with two other White Sox bloggers – had the exciting opportunity to speak with Nick Capra (White Sox Director of Player Development) and Kirk Champion (White Sox Field Coordinator). While the Q&A was mainly centered around AAA Charlotte, the topics ranged from Carlos Rodon’s promotion, to breakout White Sox prospects in the... Read more »
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FutureSox TV: Rebounding Pitchers

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This week Daniel looks at some pitchers who have been having rebound seasons down in AAA and AA. Want to know right away when we publish a new article? Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. Our list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »

2015 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

Birmingham opens play Thursday, April 9th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas returns to manage the White Sox’ AA team. The Barons begin Southern League play at their Regions Field home park, hosting the Mobile Bay Bears, first pitch at 7:05pm CT. Here is a look at how the Barons’ roster is constructed, who to... Read more »

The Next Wave: Pitchers who missed the Top 30 for 2015

Each year after we publish our preseason Top Prospects List, we publish a pair of follow-on articles we call the “Next Wave”. One covers position players (which we covered last week), the other covers pitchers (this article). These are prospects who didn’t make our top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You may be asking... Read more »
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2014 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Starting Pitchers

With the 2014 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 (most or all games as starter). We’ll look at some classic core numbers (ERA, WHIP), but also some peripheral values (H, BB... Read more »
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