Tag: James Beard

Prospect Focus: DJ Gladney

Prospect Focus: DJ Gladney
A childhood dream came true mostly because of a workout at Guaranteed Rate Field in late May of this year. After taking part in the Boston Red Sox’s pre-draft workout at Fenway Park, DJ Gladney impressed the White Sox with a power display at a similar gathering. Nick Hostetler, formerly the Director of Amateur Scouting... Read more »

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 »

Top White Sox prospects ranked 16-30, 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. First is the group ranked 16-30. The... Read more »
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Nick Hostetler moves into special assistant to the general manager role

Nick Hostetler moves into special assistant to the general manager role
The White Sox announced today that amateur scouting director Nick Hostetler will be taking on a new role as special assistant to the GM. A replacement for him has yet to be announced. In his new position, Hostetler will shift his focus to major league scouting. FutureSox reached out to him for comment, but he... Read more »

Don't sweat the stats, James Beard flashes a variety of positive aspects to his game

Don't sweat the stats, James Beard flashes a variety of positive aspects to his game
When the White Sox selected James Beard in the 4th round (110th overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft, the initial information shared about him was in regards to his elite speed. Elite to the point where he was rated as the fastest player in all of the 2019 draft class. Aside from that, there wasn’t... Read more »

White Sox Add 8 Prep Talents Due To Estimable Spending in Draft

White Sox Add 8 Prep Talents Due To Estimable Spending in Draft
It’s way too early to judge the draft classes of 2017 and 2018 much less the latest 2019 crop but the approach that the White Sox took in this year’s annual selection meeting is laudable. Nick Hostetler oversaw his 4th draft as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the club and he’s made subtle changes... Read more »
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Observations from Week 2 of the AZL White Sox

Observations from Week 2 of the AZL White Sox
After opening the first week of the 2019 season with a 2-4 record, the AZL White Sox have been playing much better baseball recently. This week, the team caught fire as they went on a four-game winning streak that eventually came to an end on Saturday night after a loss to the AZL Padres 2.... Read more »

2019 AZL White Sox Preview

2019 AZL White Sox Preview
The Arizona Rookie League (AZL) started play on Monday and it is home to the White Sox younger or typically less-advanced rookie league affiliate. The Fire League is very interesting and our contributor Sean Williams is usually witnessing much of the action on the ground level. Back in 2014, the White Sox left their rookie league affiliate... Read more »

2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways

2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways
Taking the Best Player Available Decision makers in every sport speak endlessly and emphatically about how imperative it is for their club to select the “best player on the board” when determining how to spend a draft pick. While it’s subjective and arbitrary, the Chicago White Sox did just that on the first night of... Read more »
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White Sox draft high school speedster James Beard in fourth round

Courtney Hawkins was the last Chicago White Sox first round draft pick out of high school in 2012, and following the selection of California first baseman Andrew Vaughn, the streak continues. However, the White Sox selected three consecutive prep products in rounds 2-4. Centerfielder James Beard becomes the latest addition to a freshly bolstered high school... Read more »
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